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Sharon Prost
Chief Judge

Daniel E. O’Toole
Circuit Executive
& Clerk of Court

Announcements

CM/ECF & PACER MAINTENANCE NOTICE

Both the Federal Circuit's CM/ECF and PACER systems will be unavailable on Saturday, October 25, 2014 from 8:00 AM EDT to Sunday, October 26 at 6:00 PM EDT for system maintenance. It is important that you do not attempt any transactions during this period. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience.
 

FEDERAL CIRCUIT ANNOUNCES HOLIDAY CLOSINGS ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2014; DECEMBER 26, 2014; AND JANUARY 2, 2015

The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit will be closed on Friday, November 28, 2014, Friday, December 26, 2014, and Friday, January 2, 2015. The court's closing order is available at this link.

   

OBTAINING CASE INFORMATION AND DOCUMENTS

To view case information and documents in cases docketed March 1, 2012 and later please log into CM/ECF PACER.

PACER no longer supports access to Federal Circuit case information and documents in cases filed from 1996 to 2011. PACER formerly provided access to Federal Circuit uncertified docket sheets, Entries of Appearance, Certificates of Interest, and official captions. To access those documents, or other case information, please contact the Federal Circuit Clerk's office in writing by e-mail to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or facsimile to 202-275-9678. Applicable copy fees will apply.

   

ATTORNEY ADMISSION SEARCH NOW AVAILABLE

The Federal Circuit is pleased to announce a new Attorney Admissions Search utility available on the court's Internet web site. This self-service utility will allow attorneys to enter their name and verify both their admissions status and admissions date with the Federal Circuit. Click here to access this new tool. Users only need to enter their Last name and optionally, their First name to run the search.

Note: Attorneys who are not registered in CM/ECF, will not be able to search for their admissions information until they have registered in the CM/ECF system.

   

CARTER G. PHILLIPS IS THE NEW CHAIR OF THE FEDERAL CIRCUIT'S ADVISORY COUNCIL

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit announces the appointment of CARTER G. PHILLIPS as the new Chair of the Federal Circuit Advisory Council. Mr. Phillips is a partner in the firm of Sidley Austin, LLP. He is a long-standing member of the Federal Circuit Bar and has argued 25 cases before the Court. Mr. Phillips previously served on the Advisory Council from 2000 to 2012, including as Chair from 2003 to 2005. The Court congratulates Mr. Phillips on his selection.

   

CIRCUIT JUDGE ALAN LOURIE PRESENTED THE STATE OF THE COURT ADDRESS

Circuit Judge Alan Lourie presented the State of the Court Address at the Federal Circuit Bar Association’s Bench & Bar Conference on June 19, 2014. Judge Lourie described the Federal Circuit as “very healthy and operating well.” Click here to read his complete remarks.

   

CIRCUIT JUDGE SHARON PROST ASSUMED THE POSITION OF CHIEF JUDGE OF THE FEDERAL CIRCUIT ON MAY 31, 2014

On Saturday, May 31, 2014, Circuit Judge Sharon Prost succeeded Chief Judge Randall R. Rader as the seventh Chief Judge of the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals. Chief Judge Prost was appointed to the Federal Circuit in 2001 by President George W. Bush.

Chief Judge Prost has 40 years of government service working in all three branches of the federal government. In the Executive Branch, she served as an attorney at the Federal Labor Relations Authority and the Internal Revenue Service, and as both Associate Solicitor and Acting Solicitor at the National Labor Relations Board.

In the Legislative Branch, Judge Prost was Chief Labor Counsel for the Minority of the Senate Committee on Labor and Human Relations, and Minority Chief Counsel, Deputy Chief Counsel and Chief Counsel of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Judge Prost received a B.S. from Cornell University in 1973, an M.B.A. from The George Washington University in 1975, a J.D. from the Washington College of Law, American University in 1979, and an LL.M. from The George Washington University School of Law in 1984.

   

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