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 deliver the training that provides the foundation for success in these 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 and professional associations, nonprofits and private sector organizations already consider Capitol Seminars their No.1 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!

Sign up here for lobbying success:
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 most concentrated, comprehensive and cost-effective way to learn about the people, processes and best practices essential to success in the key areas of governmental advocacy: Legislative, Lobbying the Administration, Budget, Regulatory, and Media Strategies. See the Testimonials from our previous participants.

Opportunities are plentiful in the fields of governmental advocacy, government relations, public interest law, public affairs, public policy, and public administration. Our seminars support you with a unique and valuable inside perspective on how California’s state government “really works” that you won’t find anywhere else.

We encourage you to book now for our February 1-2 dates at McGeorge School of Law on University of the Pacific’s Sacramento Campus, 3200 Fifth Avenue. Click here for seminar curricula and online registration.

Your seminar registration includes invaluable resource materials, food and beverage service, and free parking. And you’ll have the opportunity to network with professional colleagues.

If the February dates don’t work for you, you can book now for our April 12-13 or June 7-8 dates. 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.