|Faculty:||Jisha V. Dymond|
|Production Date:||March 29 2011|
What legal concerns should a company have when it makes political financial contributions? To what extent can a non-profit organization be involved in lobbying efforts before jeopardizing its IRS tax-exempt status? Attorney Jisha Dymond answers these important questions in her lobbying and campaign finance primer. Ms. Dymond visits the constitutional authority of lobbying and discusses the threshold activities required before lobbyists are obligated to make disclosures under both state and federal laws. She then explains how the Watergate scandal was the biggest catalyst for modern campaign reform and how the Buckley v. Valeo Supreme Court case established the constitutional standard for federal campaign finance laws. Concluding with a discussion on the controversy surrounding the Court's recent decision in Citizen v. United, this course is an excellent guide for attorneys who need to advise their clients on how to lobby and make campaign contributions within the confines of today's legislative and judicial updates.
I. The Source of Authority and History of Lobbying
II. The Principal Actors, Definitions, and Thresholds of Lobbying
III. Lobbying Disclosure Requirements
IV. The Constitutional Standard of Campaign Finance
V. Prohibited Campaign Contributors and Pay-to-Play Laws
VI. Direct Contributions v. Independent Expenditures
April 22, 2011
Eric (New York, NY)
Kristina (King George, VA)
I learned a lot. Thanks.
Joel (Oakland, CA)
Jisha Dymond is a poised informative and knowledgeable instructor on campaign finance law.
John (Denver, CO)
This was a good high-level overview of the status of the law on this issue
Alexander (El Cerrito, CA)
Elizabeth (McLean, VA)
Very articulate and clearly done
Cliff (Norfolk, VA)
Very well presented, in a logically thought through presentation. I would highly recommend Mrs Dymond's presentation to anyone looking to work in the area of Campaigns and Elections law.
Edward A. (Falls church, VA)
speakers knows subject and is very attractive.
michael (New York, NY)
Ben (Sugar Land, TX)
Very talented speaker
John (New York, NY)
clarity excellent, very complex rule-based area made understandable
Michael (Nashville, TN)
Charles (Chattanooga, TN)
Presenter was very engaging and on top of the subject matter. Fun and stimulating.
Ronald (Pflugerville, TX)
Clear presentation on the confluence of lobbying and campaign finance laws.
Elizabeth (Armonk, NY)
The speaker was excellent; she is a natural teacher, and presented complex, detailed information in a way that was easy to understand.
Melanie Markovic (Naperville, IL)
Very informational. Presenter did a great job in providing a basic overview of this very complex area.
Jeffrey (Severn, MD)
Good deal. Thank you!
Mindi (New York, NY)
I would recommend this course it is both informative and interesting.
Jordan (Chicago, IL)
Speaker was very thorough and exhibited a vast knowledge of the subject matter--A great primer to an complex area.
Fredda (Chicago, IL)
Very well done! Excellent presentation...a great introduction.
David (Buchanan, VA)
Very polished, well spoken, easy to listen to speaker.
Gerald (Port Jervis, NY)
Henry (LaFollette, TN)
Robert (Milford, NH)
Essential for any lawyer interested to practice in this area
Ronald (Downers Grove, IL)
Very informative and helpful.
Mark (New York, NY)
bet (Gainesville, VA)
Interesting and informative.
James (Buffalo, NY)
she did well to give an overview...
Jerry (Chicago, IL)
This was one of the best CLE programs I've seen anywhere. The host was knowledgeable, articulate and interesting. Great job.
John (El Paso, TX)
Well organized and clearly presented (not to mention timely). The topical questions and slides were presented at a pace that made the lecture easy to follow and to understand. Kudos to Ms. Dymond.
Zaharit (New York, NY)
Erik (Grand Junction, CO)
Even as someone who practices frequently in this area, I found the course, especially the lobbying information, very informative. It was a very well done program.
John (new york, NY)
Informative, since I knew almost nothing about this subject beforehand.
David (Broomfield, CO)
The speaker was very good! One of the best I have seen on this site.
Marguerite (New York, NY)
Good speaker. Interesting presentation.
Mark (Forest Hills, NY)
The subject matter was well presented.
Rodney (Oxon Hill, VA)
Good speaker.Easy to listen to and view (easy on the eyes as well).
William J. (Princeton, NJ)
Worthwhile and timely Mar. 1, 2012
James (LIVINGSTON, NJ)
Excellent presentation. Speaker clearly knows this area of the law and was remarkably poised. Very impressive.
Richard (New York, NY)
nancy (downers grove, IL)
great topic; no time wasted on irrelevant or off-topic comments
Mary (VICTOR, NY)
JoAnne (New York, NY)
Mary (Alexandria, VA)
An excellent primer/update for any intelligent citizen!
Jim (Tuxedo, NY)
Very interesting and informative for novice learners such as myself.
Savonala (Durham, NC)
Ryan (Arlington, VA)
Excellent speak and a wonderful program.
Michael (Oswego, NY)
Interesting subject matter probably should be extended to 2 one-hour programs so that the speaker can devote more time to the subject matter.
Kenneth B (Great Neck, NY)
Outstanding presentation! Excellent, knowledgeable lecturer!
T Gregory (Galena, IL)
Interesting discussion, especially in light of the activities of the super PACs in the 2012 campaigns, all done without linkage with the candidates. ... Right!
Michel (SCARSDALE, NY)
Theressa (Florence, KY)
She takes a complex subject and makes it understandable.
Lisa (Franklin, TN)
Edward (Houston, TX)
Linda (Washington, DC)
Good introduction to the topic. Lots of good references.
Hwesu (Bronxville, NY)
gregory (Ocean City , NJ)
sherene (memphis, TN)
This speaker was very informative and interesting!
kenneth (New York, NY)
Paula (Alhambra, CA)
Very comprehensive presentation Learned some new things.
Steven (New York, NY)
VERY NICE Primer
RALPH W. (HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ)
This was the best overview of the topic I've ever heard.
John (hampton, VA)
Kwame (Herndon, VA)
Michael (Westerville, OH)
Having worked on Capitol Hill and run a congressional campaign, I thought the speaker's presentation was very informative and gave a good general background of the topic, esp. as it pertains to how lawyers can/may be involved in lobbying efforts and the pitfalls of blurring the lines between the practice of law and lobbying.
charles (annandale, VA)
very nice presentation
William (East Brunswick, NJ)
Christian (Alexandria, VA)
Great intro to/overview of political law. Also, a great refresher for those of us who work in this area.
Jared (Arlington, VA)
This was an excellent course -- very up-to-date.
Geoffrey (Washington, DC)
Excellent presentation, especially for those not familiar with the legal lay of the land in this area.
Richard (Columbus, OH)
Very interesting topic.
Lloyd (Arlington, VA)
She was an outstanding speaker and I enjoyed this course.
Larry (Arlington, VA)
Very good presentation by presenter and substantive in content.
Robert (Annandale, VA)
Great CLARITY in the video !
Reginia (Fairfax, VA)
the speaker was very easy to understand, precise and provided a large amount of information.
Mark (Saratoga Springs, NY)
Great overview of campaign finance. I did not know anything about the topic prior to watching this program, but now I feel more comfortable following the stories about lobbyists we hear all the time.
John (Alexandria, VA)
A very relaxed speaker. One of the best.
Andrew (Dallas, TX)
Excellent presenter. Did a great job of bringing the essential elements to light in a complex area.
Nicole (Culpeper, VA)
Excellent! Very well presented.
Maeve (Alexandria, VA)
Virginia (Henrico, VA)
Good overview and well-explained.
Daniel (Richmond, VA)
Very interesting. This is one of hte bette CLEs i have ever taken. Thanks!
Helena (Garfield, NJ)
Informative and understandable to someone not an expert in this field
Michele (Astoria, NY)
Great CLE! Incredibly informative and I would highly recommend.
Thomas (Washington, DC)
Excellent presentation! Complete mastering of subject matter.
Linda (Fredricksburg, VA)
Great, informative presentation!
Celeste (Vienna, VA)
Excellent presestation and materials.
Louis (Washington, DC)
As a registered lobbyist, I found the program to be an excellent review of the current federal law
Karen (Falls Church, VA)
Another great presentation. Very helpful information!
Larry (New York, NY)
Steven (Chesapeake, VA)
detailed overview and primer for beginners - nicely done
John Q (Bridgewater, VA)
Michael (Richmond, VA)
Good overall presentation.
Ralph (Newport News, VA)
A timely subject!
Paul (Wharton, TX)
Excellent presentation and slides
Laura (Douglaston, NY)
Very informative and interesting!
john (Springfield, VA)
Hilary (Abingdon, VA)
Very good presentation
Jonathan (NY, NY)
Very clear and concise.
Alberto (Villa Park, CA)
Well presented and interesting.
Jessica (New City, NY)
Excellent presentation esp re public financing
Erik (Chicago, IL)
Excellent overview and written materials.
Robert (College Station, TX)
Good. Important with an election year coming up.
Harry (Menands, NY)
Presenter did an excellent job of synopsizing the materials and gave valuable analysis for practitioners of established law as well emerging issues; good job!
Mitchell (Skokie, IL)
Jisha did a very good job.
David (waco, TX)
Georgia (manhasset hills, NY)
Michael (Duluth, GA)
Excellent presenter with interesting material.
Sharon (Austin, TX)
Very good primer on area I knew next to nothing about.
Paul J. (New York, NY)
superb, and well produced! like the music at intro.
Donald (CHAMPAIGN, IL)
The lawyer was excellent on topic and her presentation.
Donna (Charlotte, NC)
Excellent primer; great presenter.
Geoffrey (Chappaqua, NY)
She did a terrific job -- very clear presentation.
Andrew (New York, NY)
Very clear explanation of the most important issues.