Capitol Seminars Announces Next California Lobbying Seminars

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Capitol Seminars Teaches How to Lobby the California Legislature

Capitol Seminars today announced the dates for its next California Lobbying Seminars. Lobbying 101, the introductory session, will be presented in Sacramento on March 19, 2009. The advanced seminar, Lobbying 201, will follow on March 20, 2009.

Lobbying 101 covers a wide range of topics relating to legislative 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.

Lobbying 201 addresses Lobbying the Administration, Budget Advocacy, Regulatory Agency Advocacy and Media Strategies.

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

Since its founding in 2007, Capitol Seminars has hosted more than 600 enrollees in its introductory and advanced sessions. Founder Ray LeBov presents the entirety of the 101 session. Mr. LeBov is a veteran of 34 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.

Lobbying 201 is presented by a distinguished rotating faculty of experts in the respective subject matter areas.

All Capitol Seminar sessions are held from 9 am - 1 pm at 980 9th Street in downtown Sacramento, California. Further information and enrollment is available at or by telephone at (916) 442-5009.


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