Tips on Legislative Advocacy

American Bar Association

A resource from the American Bar Association Office of Governmental Affairs. Addresses issues such as establishing a goal; developing a statement of the problem and recommended solution; considering the fiscal impact; the importance of timing; identifying supporters and allies; identifying opponents; developing responses to opposition arguments & activities; considering the relevance of the Judiciary; learning about academic and think-tank positions; mapping the political landscape; state oriented advocacy; direct lobbying, grassroots activities & the media; as well as communication tips when  telephoning, writing or sending an email to lawmakers. Learn more.