Thursday, October 15, 2020
10:00am - 3:00pm (Eastern)

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This is an on-line event via Webex.  All registrants will receive access instructions by 5:00pm on October 14, 2020.

Registration Contact

Sandy LoJacono 
U.S. Court of Federal Claims Bar Association 



The United States Court of Federal Claims' 31st Annual Judicial Conference will be held via Webex on Thursday, October 15, 2020.



  • James Boland, Venable LLP (President, Court of Federal Claims Bar Association)

State of the Court and Clerk of the Court Report (10:00am – 10:30am ET)

  • Chief Judge Margaret Sweeney
  • Lisa Reyes, Clerk

Meet the New Judges (10:30am – 11:30am ET)

  • Judge Eleni M. Roumel
  • Judge Matthew H. Solomson
  • Judge Edward Meyers
  • Ed Passarelli, Department of Justice (moderator)

Recent Developments in Vaccine Law (11:30am - 12:30pm ET)

  • Report on the Vaccine Program (Chief Special Master Brian Corcoran)
  • Judge David A. Tapp
  • Special Master Katherine Oler
  • Heather Pearlman, Department of Justice
  • Anne Toale, Maglio Christopher & Toale, P.A.

LUNCH BREAK  (12:30pm - 12:45pm)

Conducting a Virtual Trial (12:45pm - 2:00pm ET)

  • Judge Nancy B. Firestone
  • Gary Dreyzin, Law Clerk
  • Seth Wright, Polsinelli Law
  • Brent Allen, Department of Justice

Ethics (2:00pm - 3:00pm ET)

  • Judge Richard A. Hertling
  • Amanda Tantum, Department of Justice
  • Meghan Beardsley, Staff Attorney’s Office
  • James M. McCauley, Ethics Counsel, Virginia State Bar


Cancellations must be made by October 12, 2020 to receive a refund.  Sponsorship opportunities are also available - please click on "Register Now" below for details. 

*** Please note that the cost for day-of registration will be an addtional $50 ***

Special Membership Offer!

Join the bar association as a new member and you will not only receive free admission to the conference, but your membership will extend until 12/31/21, AND you will receive a complimentary copy of the new Deskbook for Practitioners (a $50 value)!  To join click here.