Legislation & Lobbying
The bar president as advocate: Expert advice on working with legislators
When it comes to lobbying on behalf of the organized bar, it’s a very different world out there. For one thing, there are a lot fewer lawyer-legislators than there used to be. What’s more, social media has led to a relentless cycle of informal lobbying—and an awareness by legislators that they could be “on camera” at all times. How can your bar association cut through the clutter and build important relationships amidst these challenges? At the 2016 ABA Bar Leadership Institute, two governmental relations and lobbying experts offered time-tested tips.