LEDES XML Budgeting Format

In 2006 a budgeting standard was approved by the LEDES Oversight Committee. The LEDES XML budget standard accommodates the submission and revision of varying types of legal budgets, such as timekeeper or task- and activity-based budgets across varying time frames and also matter staffing plans.

The LEDES XML Budget format includes 88 data elements within 6 segments.

The format documentation was revised in August, 2014 to the extent that timekeeper classifications are referenced in the document.

LEDES_XML_Budgets_v1-01 Rev 7-2014

LEDES XML Budgets Sample File and DTD  This zip file includes both the sample file and DTD for the XML file.  It is not possible to double click and open the DTD file without having an XML editor.  There is not an error on this file.