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 - Requirements for Operating an LEF Trust



Part 2 - Acceptance of Pro Bono Legal Services


Part 3 - Establishing and Approving an LEF Trust



Part 4 - Legal Expense Funds Nuts and Bolts - Quarterly Reports


Part 5 - Legal Expense Fund Terminating an LEF Trust



Each video qualifies for one (1) 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.


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