Government Relations

The FBA’s mission is to advance the federal judicial system and promote effective legal practice before the federal courts and federal agencies. To pursue that mission, the association maintains an active presence in the nation’s capital, monitoring and participating in policy-making processes in Congress, the Executive Branch and the federal judiciary.

Impact of Government Shutdown on Federal Courts

The continued partial shutdown of the government now threatens the operations of our federal court system. According to the Administrative Office of the United States Courts, the federal judiciary’s financial reserves will be essentially depleted by midnight on Thursday, January 31. After that time, fee reserves and other balances will no longer fully sustain federal court operations as they have for the past month. 

FBA Statement on Partial Government Shutdown

NPR Article: 'Justice Delayed is Justice Denied' As Government Shutdown Affects Federal Courts

NYTimes Article: Federal Courts, Running Out of Money, Brace for Shutdown's Pain



Capitol Hill Day 2019

Government Relations Update

Call for Nominations to Issues Agenda


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