"Successful democracy depends on people understanding and being engaged in the political process. This guide provides citizens who want to effect change with the nuts and bolts that are necessary but are never taught in civics class."
Neva Hassanein, Ph.D.
Northwest Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides
"Lobbying is a regulated art surrounded by mystique. For budding lobbyists, the Guide to State Legislative Lobbying will demystify the process and jump-start their careers; seasoned lobbyists will find it to be both entertainment and a refresher course!"
Nancy Stephens, CAE
Florida Manufacturing and Chemical Council
"Bob Guyer has written the ultimate reference book for the newcomer and veteran alike on how to effectively lobby for one's cause."
James G. Cavanagh, Esq.
"Bravo! Packed with useful information. An invaluable resource for the neophyte lobbyist and a great refresher for those with experience. This is the most important book a new lobbyist could read. Everything your contract lobbyist wishes you didn't know."
Roger Walker, Esq.
Regulatory Environmental Group for Missouri
Jefferson City, Missouri
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Upcoming seminars are in Anchorage, Tallahassee, and Las Vegas, and Austin. Alaska accredits seminar for 11, Nevada for 11.5, and Florida for 14.5 continuing legal education (CLE) hours.
Why is the complete seminar two days? Legislatures make 10% of laws and can implement nothing; agencies make 90% to implement legislative law. Day 1 - get your law. Day 2 implement your law. Take either or both.
NEWUp Close with Peter Sage - Peter's travels to state rallies and honest non-partisan commentary provide balance to mainstream media reporting on the 2016 presidential campaign - a good daily read.
NEW Blog - Thousands of lobbyists have attended my training - from AstraZeneca and Allstate to UAW and AFSCME, from ACLU and Human Rights Campaign to the Christian Coalition and The Heritage Foundation - every kind of corporate and social interest. My blog shares their stories. I won't reveal names, just instructive experiences.
Hear what Lobby School seminar participants say video.
SOON "Clients' Guide to Lobbyists and Lobbying" is at the editor/publisher. I thank many lobbyists for their contributions to this book.
Custom seminars The Lobby School provides 2-16 hour private on-site workshops customized to your issue presented at a time and place of your choosing.
Previous custom-seminar clients are a Who's Who of state and national groups.
Continuing education 25 states accredit or in the past have accredited the seminar for continuing legal education.
Pro bono publico Mr. Guyer presented his 2016 pro bono training to "mom and pop" animal lovers resisting animal-rights groups lobbying for laws ending animal ownership. My blog discusses this seminar. If you would like to be my 2017 pro bono seminar, let me know.