719.17 Are there any budgetary requirements§ 719.17 Are there any budgetary requirements?
(a) Contractors required to submit a Legal Management Plan must also submit an annual legal budget to Department Counsel.
(b) The annual legal budget must include cost projections for significant matters at a level of detail reflective of the types of billable activities and the stage of each such matter.
(c) For informational purposes for both the contractor and Department Counsel, the contractor must submit a report to Department Counsel comparing its budgeted and actual legal costs within 30 days of the conclusion of the period covered by each annual legal budget. The Department recognizes, however, that there may be departures from the annual budget beyond the control of the contractor.