Announcements

SEPTEMBER 24th CONFERENCE IS CANCELLED

The United States Court of Federal Claims and the Court of Federal Claims Bar Association are very disappointed to announce that we must cancel the court's 28th Annual Judicial Conference scheduled for September 24, 2015. The expected crowds, road closures, and extensive law enforcement presence for the visit of Pope Francis continue to increase on a daily basis, making the logistical challenge of putting on a successful conference in downtown Washington, DC, insurmountable.

Special Master Nora Beth Dorsey succeeds as Chief Special Master of the Vaccine Program

Chief Judge Patricia E. Campbell-Smith of the United States Court of Federal Claims (USCFC) announces the succession on September 1, 2015, of Special Master Nora Beth Dorsey to the position of Chief Special Master of the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (Vaccine Program), located within the USCFC by the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act, codified at 42 U.S.C. §§ 300aa-1 to -34. Special Master Denise Vowell will continue to serve as Special Master until her retirement at the end of September.

Death Announcement: Senior Judge Francis M. Allegra, 1957-2015

Senior Judge Francis Marion Allegra, of the United States Court of Federal Claims, died Thursday, August 27, 2015. Judge Allegra was appointed to the United States Court of Federal Claims by President William Clinton on October 22, 1998. He took senior status in 2013, and retired on June 23, 2015.

Death Announcement: Senior Judge Wilkes Coleman Robinson, 1925-2015

Senior Judge Wilkes Coleman Robinson, of the United States Court of Federal Claims, died Monday, May 11, 2015. Judge Robinson was appointed to the United States Court of Federal Claims by President Ronald Reagan on May 7, 1987. He formally retired on July 31, 1997, but continued to serve the court during periods of recall as a Senior Judge.

Judge Robinson was born in Anniston, Alabama in 1925. He graduated from the University of Alabama, receiving an A.B. degree in 1948 and from the University of Virginia School of Law, receiving a LL.B. degree in 1951.

Please register today for the court's 2015 Law Day Observance Luncheon on May 12, 2015.

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Court Operating Status for March 5, 2015

The United States Court of Federal Claims is closed due to inclement weather on Thursday March 5, 2015

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