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.

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All Politics is Local

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.

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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.

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ABA Congressional Directory

The ABA Congressional Directory connects ABA members and state/local/specialty bar leaders with Congress and the ABA Legislative Advocacy program. This full-color photo guide to Congress includes Washington and District office contact information, Member biographies and key staff, including chiefs of staff, legislative directors, schedulers and legislative assistants for judiciary-related issues. The Directory is published each year in March. Complimentary copies are available for active members of the ABA Grassroots Action Team, or for purchase.

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