2020 Bench & Bar® Conference

June 17 - 20, 2020
Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Puerto Rico
Rio Grande, Puerto Rico

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FCBA Member Benefits


Sharpen your practice skills through instant, unlimited access to the complete text of Association publications, including current and back issues, available 24/7 from the website:

Watchlist - This weekly publication notifies members of the news items of interest happening in the Federal Circuit community.  It is sent to members by e-mail every Friday.

Federal Circuit Bar Journal - Published quarterly in collaboration with The George Washington University Law School, the journal includes scholarly articles and recent case summaries, keeping you informed of developments and trends in the law in the Circuit community. All past journals are available to members through the website.

Federal Circuit Case Digest - A monthly publication that provides a summary of all precedential opinions of the Federal Circuit issued the preceding month. All digests are available to members through the website.

Pro Bono Digest - This Digest provides useful pro bono information to the Circuit community.

Reviewed Adjudicators Digest - A monthly update on decisions of the tribunals reviewed by the Federal Circuit. All digests are available to members through the website.

Federal Circuit Bar Association Newsletter - The newsletter contains timely information including rules changes, personnel changes, hearing dates, and upcoming meetings and events of the Association. All newsletters are available to members through the website.

Webcast Audio Archive - A vast collection of previous webcasts containing educational nuts & bolts advocacy and subject matter areas, as well as important, timely decisions. More than a dozen webcasts are hosted yearly.

Amicus Briefs - Federal Circuit Bar Association has filed Amicus Briefs on a wide variety of issues pertinent to those matters reviewed by the Federal Circuit. These briefs provide useful resource materials for practitioners. For contact information, click here.

Markman Guidelines - The Association’s widely requested Guidelines provide careful guidance on the structure and management of Markman topics in a convenient pdf file. These guidelines were updated in November 2010.



To enhance your career and networking, several live events take place throughout the year where members are given discounted registration to each FCBA event and partner affiliated regional event.

View Upcoming Events


Committee Involvement Opportunities

Active Committees represent Circuit subject matter and practice areas, with input into Association programming and initiatives. Multi-committee coalitions address topics such as rules, amicus, and other matters crossing subject areas.

Explore Active Committees


Pro Bono Opportunities

Robust opportunities exist to participate in screening and representational roles for both veterans and government personnel pro se parties, as well as PTO.


Collaborations with other Bar Associations and Universities

The FCBA enjoys active relationships with a variety of other interested associations and academic institutions.

Fastcase Legal Research

Legal research costs breaking the bank? As a member of the Federal Circuit Bar Association, you have free and unlimited access to Fastcase.

Learn more about Fastcase

Financial Advantages of Membership

Sharpen your practice skills and develop meaningful professional connections while making a difference in the Federal Circuit. Enjoy being a key player with rewarding and substantial preferential member pricing.


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FCBA COVID-19 Update

The Federal Circuit Bar Association® (FCBA) is actively monitoring new developments regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

You are urged to consult, regularly, information from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and other reliable sources. A link to the CDC can be found at

The Association will continue to monitor information, and strongly encourages all members of the Circuit community to practice the CDC recommended hygiene practices. Additionally, the World Health Organization recommends the following hygiene practices:

DO THE FIVE: Help Stop Coronavirus

HANDS Wash them often

ELBOW Cough into it

FACE Don't touch it

FEET Stay at least 6 feet apart, as recommended by the CDC

FEEL sick? Stay home

An Important Time-Sensitive Call for Ideas: The Circuit Community and COVID-19

The Circuit community is unique. Its members are leaders. They include the most informed and leading edge thinkers in pharma, life science, biotech, high tech, innovation, patent, contract, trade, and other areas. They include both industry and the legal profession. More than ever, now is a time to draw on that excellence and those insights.

We are issuing an important Call for Ideas on how the Association and its members may help, and help others, to address COVID-19 challenges. Please send your suggestions to Include your name, organization, and contact information. Key among the Association’s strengths are its networking fabrics. Although not all ideas may be feasible, the networking fabrics themselves are an extraordinary force.

Send your ideas – now. Be safe and healthy. Best wishes to you, your family, and colleagues from all in the Association family.

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