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Capitol Seminars’ “Lobbying 201” seminar February 8 explores four critical areas of advocacy

Subject matter experts explore best practices in budget advocacy, regulatory agency advocacy, lobbying the administration, and media strategies. Hosted by Ray LeBov, a 38-year veteran of working in and around the California Legislature.

PRLog - Jan. 14, 2013 - SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Capitol Seminars will next present its advanced course, “Lobbying 201,” on Friday, February 8 from 8:30am – 1:30pm at the Esquire Plaza, 1215 K Street in Sacramento.

Conducted by Capitol Seminars founder Ray LeBov, a veteran of 38 years working in and around the California Legislature, “Lobbying 201” features subject matter experts who provide real-world insights into and best practices for the critical areas of budget advocacy, regulatory agency advocacy, media strategies, and lobbying the administration.

“A great deal of legislation has financial implications, so it’s just as important to track the progress of the budget, and offer input as appropriate, as it is to participate in the legislative process of individual bills,” explains LeBov. “You need a seat at the table when budget issues are deliberated, and you need to know how to lobby effectively on those issues.”

“Another practice area even experienced lobbyists overlook is regulatory agency advocacy,” he adds. “Most bills are not self-executing; the new legislation still has to be implemented by a state agency. So whether you’ve won or lost in the legislature, if you know how to work effectively with regulatory agencies, you can still have a voice in how and when the legislation is put into effect.”

“Lobbying 201” is designed not only for new and experienced lobbyists and their support staff, but for organizations that engage lobbyists; law firms; trade and professional associations; nonprofit and public interest organizations; city, county and public agency officials -- in short, anyone currently active in, or considering a career in, government or public affairs. Completion of Capitol Seminars’ introductory “Lobbying 101” course is recommended but is not a prerequisite for enrollment.

Since its founding in 2006, Capitol Seminars has hosted more than 1500 enrollees in its introductory and advanced courses. Some firms and agencies send all their new staffers to these seminars for training.  

“The Legislative Process / Lobbying 101” seminar, which will next be offered on February 1, is presented throughout the year, while “Lobbying 201” is presented at least four times a year. Cost of the seminars is $250 each. For more information or to enroll, visit http://www.capitolseminars.net or telephone 916-442-5009.

About Ray LeBov

Capitol Seminars founder and presenter Ray LeBov is a veteran of 38 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 & Associates, a leading California contract lobbying and consulting organization and the parent company of Capitol Seminars.

About Ray LeBov & Associates

Ray LeBov & Associates is located in Sacramento and offers custom seminars and training courses 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; recruitment consulting; and legislative advocacy.

Media contact:

Michael O’Daniel
We Build Winners

Capitol Seminars explains the California legislative process and teaches how to lobby the California Legislature, the executive branch and regulatory agencies through its Lobbying 101 (introductory) and 201 (advanced) seminars. http://www.capitolseminars.net

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