California "How to Lobby" Seminar Announced

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Capitol Seminars California Legislative Process/Lobbying 101 Reveals How The Legislature Really Works

The seminars are valuable for new and experienced lobbyists, lobbyist employers, lobbyist support staff as well as businesses and concerned citizens who desire a better understanding of the legislative process.

Capitol Seminars today announced the date for its next California Legislative Process/Lobbying Seminars. Lobbying 101, the introductory session, will be presented in Sacramento on May 20, 2010

Legislative Process/Lobbying 101 covers a wide range of topics relating to the legislative process and advocacy including registration & disclosure requirements, ethics, basics of the legislative process, legislative rules and exceptions, how to work with legislative committees, glossaries of key legislative terms, review of a "resource packet" of key legislative publications, how to read a bill, dos and don't of testifying, rules for effective advocacy, attributes of a successful lobbyist, how to choose the right author for your sponsored bill, the lobbyist/client relationship and respective roles in Sacramento and the district and much more.

The seminars are valuable for new and experienced lobbyists, lobbyist employers, lobbyist support staff as well as businesses and concerned citizens who desire a better understanding of the legislative process.

Since its founding in 2007, Capitol Seminars has hosted more than 700 enrollees in its introductory and advanced sessions. Founder Ray LeBov presents the entirety of the 101 session. Mr. LeBov is a veteran of 35 years working in and around the California Legislature, including 17 years as counsel to various Senate and Assembly Committees. He served for 13 years as the Director of the Office of Governmental Affairs of the California Judicial Council. In that capacity Mr. LeBov was the chief lobbyist for the state court system. After leaving state service, Mr. LeBov founded Ray LeBov and Associates, a leading California contract lobbying organization.

Capitol Seminars also presents a Lobbying 201 workshop which is presented by a distinguished rotating faculty of experts in the respective subject matter areas.

The cost for each seminar is $250. All Capitol Seminar sessions are held from 9 am - 1 pm in downtown Sacramento, California. Further information and enrollment is available at http://www.capitolseminars.net or by telephone at (916) 442-5009.

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