The Governmental Affairs Office provides up-to-date information and analysis of congressional and executive branch activity with regard to legislative issues of interest to the organized bar.
ABA Washington Letter
The ABA Washington Letter is a monthly publication produced by the Governmental Affairs Office to report and analyze congressional and executive branch action on legislative issues of interest to the ABA and the legal profession. The newsletter highlights ABA involvement in the federal legislative process and focuses on the association's legislative and governmental priorities and other issues on which the ABA has policy.
A practical guide to effective advocacy for state and local bars. Brought to you by the Governmental Affairs Office of the American Bar Association and the Government Relations Section of the National Association of Bar Executives.
The Lobbying Manual: A Complete Guide to Federal Lobbying Law and Practice
This Fifth Edition of an ABA bestseller provides detailed guidance for compliance with the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 (as amended in 2007). With this guide, you will have the knowledge and expertise of some of the best and brightest legal minds in Washington, DC, at your fingertips. This comprehensive go-to resource will guide you through the suite of laws that impact federal government relations professionals; provide practical examples of how to be compliant; and cover all of the major federal statutes and regulations that govern the practice of federal government relations work. The manual also contains descriptions of the legislative and executive branch decision-making processes, the constraints that apply to lobbyist participation in political campaigns, the techniques of grassroots lobbying, the professional norms of appropriate behavior that apply to lobbyists, and much more.