Special Problems in the Administration of Justice Committee (U.S.)

MANDATE: To recommend improvements in the administration of justice in the United States and to suggest ways to maintain proper liaison with others to that end.

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Latest Documents

Special eBulletin edition: Update on College's efforts on behalf of U.S. Veterans

On August 10, 2017, consolidated briefs were filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit by Fellows in support of the College's efforts to seek justice for disabled veterans. The College, through the efforts of the Special Problems in the Administration of Justice (U.S.) Committee, has been working through many dedicated Fellows to help with the deprivation of due process for our veterans in the failure to adjudicate appeals of disability claims in a time that could ever be considered fair. The briefs lay out the legal theory but just as importantly the history of this problem and the real world consequences to our veterans.

Case 17-1747-JB Martin v. Shulkin
Case 17-1762-JB Rose v. Shulkin

Reply briefs were filed December 12, 2017.

Martin Reply Brief

Rose Reply Brief

Committee Members

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Stephen D. Raber


Williams & Connolly LLP

Washington, DC

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Gerald F. Ivey

Vice Chair

Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, L.L.P.

Washington, DC

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Carmen P. Belefonte


Saltz Mongeluzzi Barrett & Bendesky PC

Media, PA

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Melissa Foster Bird


Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, L.L.P.

Huntington, WV

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Timothy F. Daniels


Irwin Fritchie Urquhart & Moore LLC

New Orleans, LA

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John M. Degnan


Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

Minneapolis, MN

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John A. (Jack) Guernsey


Conrad O'Brien PC

Philadelphia, PA

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Robin P. Hartmann


Haynes and Boone, LLP

Dallas, TX

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Jeffrey Lawrence O'Hara


Connell Foley, LLP

Newark, NJ

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Michael V. Powell


Locke Lord LLP

Dallas, TX

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Richard M. Rosenbleeth


Blank Rome LLP

Philadelphia, PA

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Craig A. Thompson


Venable LLP

Baltimore, MD

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Sheryl J. Willert


Williams Kastner

Seattle, WA

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Susan S. Brewer


Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

Morgantown, WV