Open Admissions cancelled for Thursday, January 4, 2018.

Open admissions that were scheduled at 10:00 AM on Thursday, January 4, 2018 are canceled. Please contact the Clerk's Office for guidance.

Court Status for Thursday, January 4, 2018

The court of federal claims will open at 10:30 due to inclement weather.

Special Master Katherine Oler sworn in as Special Master in the Vaccine Program.

Katherine Oler was on November 29, 2017, sworn in as a 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.

For Special Master Oler’s biography, please visit

USCFC Press Release - Federal Contract Conference Supports Court Review of Bid Protests

Judge Thomas C. Wheeler spoke on Friday, September 15th, on a panel for the Practicing Law Institute on “View from the Bench–Adjudicating Government Contracts Disputes.” Senior Judge Loren A. Smith also spoke on a panel for the Practicing Law Institute on “Bid Protests in Government Contracts–Protection or Obstacle?” The Judges both expressed views from their experiences and answered questions from the participating attorneys. Attendance of attorneys attending and those live streaming was well over a hundred.

Lisa L. Reyes appointed as Clerk of Court

The judges of the United States Court of Federal Claims (USCFC) appointed Lisa L. Reyes as Clerk of Court, effective August 3, 2017. Ms. Reyes had been Acting Clerk of Court since May 4, 2016.


Court Solicitation of Personal Information
The Court of Federal Claims DOES NOT call, email, or send letters requesting money or personal identifying information.

Scam Targeting Vaccine Program Petitioners
Vaccine Program petitioners SHOULD NOT provide money, or “a tax payment,” to anyone in exchange for a Vaccine Program settlement check even if the request allegedly comes from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Vaccine Program, the Office of Special Masters, or the United States Court of Federal Claims.