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Capitol Seminars presents Ray LeBov's introductory "Legislative Process / Lobbying 101" course and advanced "Lobbying 201" course throughout the year in downtown Sacramento within a few blocks of the state capitol. Drawing on his 38 years of experience working in and around state government, Ray offers a unique and valuable perspective on the practical, real-world applications of governmental advocacy in California.
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The introductory course covers the fundamentals including a review of all the important relevant resource materials; the qualities of a good legislative advocate; the rules of effective advocacy; the language, culture and mores of the legislature; the dos and don'ts of testifying; how to find the right author, client relations and much more.
The advanced course is for graduates of "Lobbying 101" or for people with a significant amount of lobbying experience. This seminar builds on principles taught in the introductory class and also focuses on budget advocacy, lobbying the administration, regulatory agency advocacy, and media strategies.
This is what others have to say about Ray LeBov's seminars:
Ray's information is an absolute necessity for anyone who interacts with the state legislature. These seminars took years off my learning
curve, and I even picked up tips that most lobbyists would never share!
I think lobbyists, legislators and employers would appreciate dealing with someone that has gone through one of Ray's seminars on lobbying.
He gives the do's and dont's, and very useful tips that will help me be more successful.
This class should be required for anyone interacting with legislators and their staff. Ray plays it straight, and tells you where the gold
can be found, and where all the landmines are.
- Tara Haas, Director of Government Relations, Engineering & Utility Contractors Association
The legislative process is complex, tricky and full of avoidable pitfalls and obstacles. No oneknows the ins and outs of that process better than Ray LeBov. He will show you how to get your message across to the right people, at the right time, to get the results you need for your clients.
Ray is a grandmaster at the art and science of lobbying. His workshops give you the opportunity to learn from the best of the best!
- J. Clark Kelso, Professor of Law & Director, Capitol Center for Government Law & Policy, University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law