Announcements

Zachary N. Somers took the oath of office on December 23, 2020, as a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims.

Zachary N. Somers took the oath of office on December 23, 2020, as a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims.  President Donald J. Trump nominated Judge Somers on September 8, 2020, the United States Senate confirmed him on December 17, 2020, and the President appointed him to a 15-year term on December 22, 2020.  Chief Judge Eleni Roumel administered the oath of office.  

For Judge Somers’ biography, please click here.

 

Kathryn C. Davis took the oath of office on December 18, 2020, as a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims.

Kathryn C. Davis took the oath of office on December 18, 2020, as a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims.  President Donald J. Trump nominated Judge Davis on February 4, 2020, the United States Senate confirmed her on December 2, 2020, and the President appointed her to a 15-year term on December 16, 2020.  Chief Judge Eleni Roumel administered the oath of office.  

For Judge Davis' biography, please click here.

General Order Regarding Holiday Closings

The United States Court of Federal Claims will be closed on Thursday, December 24, 2020, and Thursday, December 31, 2020.

For more information, please see the General Order.

Updated Fee Schedule

The Fee Schedule for the United States Court of Federal Claims has been updated effective 12/1/2020.

Changes effective 12/1/2020:

Order Extending Restricted Access to the Courthouse through January 24, 2021

On November 20, 2020, the Chief Judges of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the United States Court of Federal Claims issued a joint administrative order extending restricted access to the National Courts Building through January 24, 2021.

The full order can be found here.

Order Continuing Suspension of Paper Filing Requirements in Pro Se Cases

Based on declared public health emergencies impacting Washington, D.C. and the National Capital Region, and ongoing efforts to mitigate community transmission and the impact of COVID-19, the United States Court of Federal Claims continues to take steps to limit the number of court personnel who are required to be available to process filings submitted through the U.S. Postal Service, by messenger, or in the court's night box.

Order Restoring Procedures for Paper Filings

On November 2, 2020, the court issued an order modifying the procedures for paper filings due to conditions in Washington, D.C. that were anticipated to impact pedestrian and vehicular access to the National Courts Building. These conditions have resolved.

The full order can be found here.

 

Order Authorizing the Use of Zoom for Government

In accordance with updated guidance from the Administrative Office of the United States Courts, and considering Zoom for Government has received a FedRAMP Authorization to Operate (ATO), Zoom may now be used at the United States Court of Federal Claims.

For more information, please see the General Order.

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Order Extending Restricted Access to the Courthouse through February 28, 2021 (Posted January 15, 2021)

On January 15, 2021, the Chief Judges of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the United States Court of Federal Claims issued a joint administrative order extending restricted access to the National Courts Building through February 28, 2021.

The full order can be found here.

 

Order Modifying Procedures for Paper Filings

Effective at 12:01 a.m. on November 3, 2020, the process for paper filings is modified until further notice.

The full order can be found here.

 

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