Announcements

Order Extending Restricted Access to the Courthouse through August 31, 2021

On June 28, 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 August 31, 2021.

The full order can be found here.

 

Order Extending Restricted Access to the Courthouse through June 30, 2021

On May 22, 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 June 30, 2021.

The full order can be found here.

 

Notice of Proposed Amendments to Rules

Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. §§ 2071(b) and 2503(b), the United States Court of Federal Claims hereby provides notice that it proposes to amend its rules and invites public comment on the proposed amendments.

For more information, please see the Official Notice.

 

Order Extending Restricted Access to the Courthouse through May 31, 2021

On April 27, 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 May 31, 2021.

The full order can be found here.

 

Order Extending Restricted Access to the Courthouse through April 30, 2021

On March 25, 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 April 30, 2021.

The full order can be found here.

 

Amended General Order: Procedures for the Filing, Service, and Management of Highly Sensitive Documents

In response to recent disclosures of wide-spread breaches of both private sector and government computer systems, federal courts are immediately adding new security procedures to protect highly sensitive documents filed with the courts.  The court finds that pursuant to Rule 5(d)(3)(A) of the Rules of the United States Court of Federal Claims (RCFC), good cause exists to require all parties to file certain highly sensitive documents outside of the court’s electronic filing system.  Therefore, effective immediately and until further order of the court,

Reissued Amended 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.

President Biden designates Elaine D. Kaplan as Chief Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims

On March 2, 2021, President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. designated Elaine D. Kaplan as Chief Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims.  

For Chief Judge Kaplan's biography, please click here.

 

Order Extending Restricted Access to the Courthouse through March 31, 2021

On February 26, 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 March 31, 2021.

The full order can be found here.

 

Order Extending Restricted Access to the Courthouse through February 28, 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.

 

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