National Courts Section of the Department of Justice Law and Legal Definition

National Courts Section is the most active litigating sections within the Commercial Litigation Branch in the Department of Justice. The Section handles matters in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, and the U.S. Court of International Trade, and occasional matters in other federal district and circuit courts and in administrative tribunals. Matters coming under the jurisdiction of the Section include government contracts, constitutional claims, pay claims, personnel appeals, veteran’s benefits appeals, and international trade matters. Attorneys of the Section are appointed by the U.S. President to prepare all cases on the part of the government for hearing before said court, and to argue the same when prepared; to cause testimony to be taken, when necessary to secure the interest of the U.S.; to prepare forms, file interrogatories, and superintend the taking of testimony, in the manner prescribed by said court, and generally to render such services as may be required of him/her from time to time, in the discharge of the duties of his/her office.