Conducted by Capitol Seminars founder Ray LeBov, a veteran of 37 years working in and around the California Legislature, the seminar serves as an introduction to the California legislative process and the basics of advocacy.
The seminar provides real-world insights and best practices in legislative advocacy not only to new and experienced lobbyists and their support staff, but to companies that engage lobbyists; law firms; trade and professional associations;
Lobbying 101 topics include registration & disclosure requirements, ethics, legislative rules and exceptions, working with legislative committees, review of key legislative publications, glossaries of key terms, how to read a bill, do’s and don't of testimony, rules for effective advocacy, attributes of a successful lobbyist, how to choose the right author for a sponsored bill, the lobbyist / client relationship, respective roles in the Capitol and the district, and much more.
Seminar attendees not only receive instruction, but participate in interactive exercises and are provided with comprehensive resource materials.
Since its founding, Capitol Seminars has hosted more than 1000 enrollees in its Lobbying 101 (introductory)
About Ray LeBov
Capitol Seminars founder and presenter Ray LeBov is a veteran of 37 years working in and around the California Legislature, including 17 years as counsel to various Senate and Assembly Committees. He also 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 and the parent company of Capitol Seminars.
About Ray LeBov and Associates
Ray LeBov and Associates is located in Sacramento and offers custom seminars in lobbying and the legislative process to companies, public agencies, government and nonprofit organizations that prefer to host and train their staff on-site; strategic consulting in lobbying the California legislature and regulatory agencies; custom-tailored coaching and training; assistance in hiring and training new staff; and legislative advocacy.
We Build Winners
Capitol Seminars explains the California legislative process and teaches how to lobby the California Legislature through its Lobbying 101 (introductory)