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USCAVC Historical Society Kickoff Meeting
Wednesday, December 9, 2015 2:00pm - 4:00pm ET
U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
625 Indiana Avenue, NW, Suite 900
Washington, DC 20004-2950
Please join us Wednesday, December 9, at 2:00 p.m. in the USCAVC Courtroom for the first meeting of the USCAVC Historical Society. All are welcome--from confirmed history buffs to more tentative souls who are merely curious!
Our featured speaker will be Mr. George Hutchinson, currently Of Counsel at Finnegan. Mr. Hutchinson was the first clerk of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and is currently Secretary of the Federal Circuit Historical Society. He will speak about the formation of the Federal Circuit Historical Society and the various activities undertaken by that organization. Teleconferencing will be available if you cannot make it to the Court; refreshments will be served following the meeting.
The USCAVC Historical Society's first project will include participation with the Court in the creation of a scholarly book on the history of the creation of the Court and the first 25 years of judicial review. Other projects undertaken may include oral histories of the USCAVC and curating historical items associated with the Court's early years. Other ideas for the Historical Society will be discussed and all ideas are welcome!
Please RSVP by Monday, December 7, to Mary Alford, at email@example.com, or call her at (202) 501-5883 or (703)472-0059.
We hope you can make it, either in person or via teleconference.
Judge Davis, Judge Schoelen, Judge Bartley
The U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims is seeking requests for proposals for a scholarly book on the history of the creation and first 25 years of the Court. The book will describe judicial review of veterans appeals and the effect of the Court upon veterans' benefits and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) claims and appeals process
The deadline for submissions of the proposals is November 30, 2015.
Click here to view the request for proposals.
Interested in becoming a part of history? The Board of Judges of the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (CAVC) has expressed an interest in creating a historical society for the Court.
The CAVC has an interesting and dynamic legislative history surrounding its creation. The CAVC is the youngest federal appellate court in the judiciary and occupies an important place in the appellate structure for the resolutions of veterans' claims. Because the CAVC has national jurisdiction, the support base for the CAVC historical society membership would be national in scope.
The United States Supreme Court historical society was founded in 1974, and the Federal Bar historical society was founded in 1982. The CAVC historical society mission will be similar to that of the Supreme Court's and the Federal Bar Association's; to collect and preserve the history of the CAVC. To that end the CAVC historical society may support, sponsor and conduct educational programs for practitioners, the general public, scholars, and historians. The CAVC historical society could support research, publish books, journals, electronic materials, and preserve artifacts, all geared to increase public awareness of the history of the CAVC and its unique contributions to resolving issues regarding our nations veterans.
If you are interested in becoming part of this new and important historical society, please contact Aniela Szymanski at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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