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Welcome to
Ray LeBov
& Associates

Thank you for visiting our site. Our mission is to be your number one resource in the field of governmental advocacy. That could include training (we offer both public and custom seminars), consulting, private coaching, and advocacy, all of which are described in more detail elsewhere on this site.

Governmental advocacy is a challenging profession. It requires hard work, a considerable investment of time, great patience, timing, resilience, and a good sense of humor.

Knowledge of the players, processes and best practices is critical, but your success will depend in equal measure on your ability to build relationships and serve as a trusted and valuable resource to the people you do business with.

We provide the training that will help you succeed in those areas — enhanced with real-world, personal insights from subject matter experts who have worked in lobbying, state government, and the media for many years.

We continue to grow because the word has spread that we deliver the goods. Many lobbying firms, government entities, trade associations, nonprofits and private sector organizations already make use of Capitol Seminars as their primary training resource.

If you’re not already among our distinguished “alumni,” we hope to see you soon at one of our seminars. If you’ve already taken our courses, please refer your friends and colleagues, or send your new lobbyists and/or your support staff.

We invite you to contact us to explore the various ways we can help you. And we welcome your questions and comments about this website or the profession of governmental advocacy in general. Thank you!

Lobbying success starts here:
At our seminars or at your own site

Our “Lobbying 101: The Legislative Process & Legislative Advocacy” and “Lobbying 201: Completing the Picture” seminars offer you the fastest, most cost-effective and comprehensive way to learn about the people, processes and best practices critical to your success in the key areas of governmental advocacy: Legislative, Lobbying the Administration, Budget, Regulatory, and Media Strategies. See the Testimonials from our previous seminar participants.

We invite you to book now for our August 17-18 seminars at University of the Pacific’s Sacramento Campus at McGeorge School of Law, 3200 Fifth Avenue. Seminar curricula and online registration are here. Our seminars are taught by subject matter experts currently active in governmental advocacy or state government, and offer you invaluable resource materials, opportunities for professional networking, food and beverage service, and free parking. And once you’ve registered, your credit remains in force if we need to change the date or you need to reschedule.

If the August dates don’t work for you, our next seminars will be October 12-13 and December 7-8. To be notified personally about future seminar dates, please click here.

Our Custom Seminars and Training offer organizations a fast, cost-effective way to train key managers and staff, board members, or your entire membership all at once — at your site, at your convenience, and within your budget. We structure the course content, schedule and class sizes to meet your specific learning objectives. Training sessions can include workshops that help you address specific legislative, budgetary or regulatory issues and create strategies for more effective lobbying on those issues that you can put to work immediately.

We offer you valuable support
services in governmental advocacy

Please visit our Consulting and Advocacy pages to learn more about our offerings in those areas. Our long experience, understanding of the Capitol, and insights into various processes can help augment your efforts on practically any initiative. When you find yourself stymied as to what to do next, or you have multiple projects demanding your attention as deadlines approach, help is just an email or a phone call away.