Appropriations Law Forums
GAO’s Office of General Counsel hosts an annual appropriations law forum for federal lawyers who practice appropriations or fiscal law. Attendance is by invitation only.
At the forum, GAO usually distributes
- a compilation of digests from decisions and opinions issued in the prior calendar year,
- an update to the third edition of the Principles of Federal Appropriations Law treatise, and
- a year-in-review document that discusses several of the most significant cases in depth.
Forums have also featured discussions on specific issues of general import in appropriations law.
Law Forum Materials
Impact of Appropriations Provisions: A Case Study
Impact of Appropriations Prohibitions: A Case Study
Responding to an Antideficiency Act Violation
What You Should Know about Congressional Scoring
Perspectives on the Appropriations Legislative Process
Incremental Funding: Insights and Experiences
Perspectives on Personal Expenses
Intersection of Appropriations and Contract Law
Personal Expenses versus Official Expenses
Appropriations Issues for Political Appointees
Open-Ended Indemnification Clauses — Issues and Perspectives
Continuing Resolutions — Continuing Challenges
Interagency Severable Services Agreements: Pitfalls and Opportunities
Meetings & Conferences: Public/Private Sponsorship
Meals and Refreshments