Increase your understanding of how the executive and legislative branches really operate. Get practitioners’ pragmatic insights concerning conventional ways to access government on behalf of your clients with this three part web series.
Illinois State Government Practice Series: Successfully Influencing the Process
3 MCLE credits (1.0 CLE credit for each session)
$200 for all three sessions in the series or $80 per individual session
Special government attorney rate = $150 for the series or $60 per session
Part 1 – The Executive Branch: Learn the importance of understanding the operations and functions of state agencies and their staff. Understand the executive branch structure, statutory powers, and decision making strategies. Further understand advocating for your clients, educating staff, and guidance on acceptable approach.
Jennifer Hammer, JWHammer LLC, Springfield
Part 2 – The Legislative Branch: Understand how to take an idea from the bill drafting stage to the Governor’s signature. Learn practice tips for effectively navigating committees and the legislative floor.
Heather Wier Vaught, Heather Wier Vaught P.C., LaGrange
Part 3 – Lobbying: Review the origin of lobbying as well as the ethical laws and rules applicable to lobbyists. Get practical insights to increase your practice’s effectiveness.
Kevin M. Morphew, Sorling Northrup Attorneys, Chicago