Legal Expense Fund Regulation Overview


The Ethics Law and Policy Branch (ELPB) has developed an overview Subpart J of the Standards of Ethical Conduct, Legal Expense Fund (LEF) Regulation.  Maura Leary, Associate Counsel, and Heather Jones, Senior Counsel for Financial Disclosure present Part 1 and Part 2.


OGE Webpages and Resources

​On OGE's website you will now find two pages dedicated to the topic of legal expense funds.  One page is under Resources for Federal Employees and other one is under Resources for Ethics Officials.


Legal Advisories:

LA-23-05:  Overview of LEF Regulation

LA-23-07:  Acceptance of Pro Bono Legal Services Under the LEF Regulation


Part 1

Legal Expense Fund Part 1



Part 2


Part 3


This training qualifies for two Professional Ethics Practitioner (PEP) credit towards an annual PEP certificate. You can earn credits by attending qualifying virtual training events, workshops, and other educational engagements with OGE. To learn more about PEP, please review this page.


Legal Expense Fund - Question and Answer Session

November 8, 2023 at 1:00 PM - Register here to attend.

OGE would like to collect questions from the ethics community in advance of the live Q&A. If you have any questions about Legal Expense Funds/Subpart J, you may submit them to Maura Leary at mleary@oge.gov by Wednesday, November 1.


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