About this Program

 

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.

Agenda:
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

Production Date:
April 22, 2011

Reviews

Andrew
New York, NY

Very clear explanation of the most important issues.

Geoffrey
Chappaqua, NY

She did a terrific job -- very clear presentation.

Donna
Charlotte, NC

Excellent primer; great presenter.

Donald
Champaign, IL

The lawyer was excellent on topic and her presentation.

Paul J.
New York,

superb, and well produced! like the music at intro.

Sharon
Austin, TX

Very good primer on area I knew next to nothing about.

Michael
Duluth, GA

Excellent presenter with interesting material.

Georgia
Manhasset Hills, NY

informative

Lisa
Quincy, IL

This was an excellent CLE.

David
Waco, TX

Great overview.

Mitchell
Skokie, IL

Jisha did a very good job.

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!

Robert
College Station, TX

Good. Important with an election year coming up.

Erik
St. Louis, MO

Excellent overview and written materials.

Jessica
New City, NY

Excellent presentation esp re public financing

Alberto
Villa Park, CA

Well presented and interesting.

Jonathan
New York City, NY

Very clear and concise.

Hilary
Abingdon, VA

Very good presentation

John
Springfield, VA

Excellent

Laura
Douglaston, NY

Very informative and interesting!

Paul
Wharton,

Excellent presentation and slides

Ralph
Newport News, VA

A timely subject!

Michael
Richmond, VA

Good overall presentation.

John Q
Bridgewater, VA

very good

Steven
Chesapeake, VA

detailed overview and primer for beginners - nicely done

Nathaniel
Orlando,

Excellent overview.

Larry
New York, NY

Helpful overview.

Karen
Falls Church, VA

Another great presentation. Very helpful information!

Daniel
Richmond, VA

Very interesting. This is one of hte bette CLEs i have ever taken. Thanks!

Louis
Washington, DC

As a registered lobbyist, I found the program to be an excellent review of the current federal law

Celeste
Ashburn, VA

Excellent presestation and materials.

Linda
Fredricksburg, VA

Great, informative presentation!

Thomas
Washington,

Excellent presentation! Complete mastering of subject matter.

Michele
Astoria, NY

Great CLE! Incredibly informative and I would highly recommend.

Helena
Garfield, NJ

Informative and understandable to someone not an expert in this field

Virginia
Henrico, VA

Good overview and well-explained.

Maeve
Alexandria, VA

EXCELLENT!

Larry
Arlington, VA

Very good presentation by presenter and substantive in content.

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.

John
Port Republic, VA

A very relaxed speaker. One of the best.

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.

Reginia
Fairfax, VA

the speaker was very easy to understand, precise and provided a large amount of information.

Robert
Annandale, VA

Great CLARITY in the video !

Lloyd
Arlington, VA

She was an outstanding speaker and I enjoyed this course.

Richard
Columbus, OH

Very interesting topic.

Geoffrey
Washington, DC

Excellent presentation, especially for those not familiar with the legal lay of the land in this area.

Jared
Arlington, VA

This was an excellent course -- very up-to-date.

Christian
Alexandria, VA

Great intro to/overview of political law. Also, a great refresher for those of us who work in this area.

William
East Brunswick, NJ

good

Charles
Annandale, VA

very nice presentation

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.

Kwame
Herndon, VA

Outstanding seminar.

John
Hampton, VA

great

Ralph W.
Hasbrouck Heights, NJ

This was the best overview of the topic I've ever heard.

Steven
New York, NY

VERY NICE Primer

Paula
Alhambra, CA

Very comprehensive presentation Learned some new things.

kenneth
New York, NY

Excellent presentation

sherene
Memphis, TN

This speaker was very informative and interesting!

Gregory
Ocean City , NJ

very interesting

Hwesu
Bronxville, NY

Very nice.

Linda
Washington,

Good introduction to the topic. Lots of good references.

Edward
Houston, TX

Good topic

Lisa
Franklin, TN

great speaker

Theressa
Florence, KY

She takes a complex subject and makes it understandable.

Michel
Scarsdale, NY

Very informative

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!

Savonala
Durham, NC

solid presenter

Kenneth B
Great Neck, NY

Outstanding presentation! Excellent, knowledgeable lecturer!

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.

Ryan
Arlington, VA

Excellent speak and a wonderful program.

Jim
Tuxedo, NY

Very interesting and informative for novice learners such as myself.

Mary
Alexandria, VA

An excellent primer/update for any intelligent citizen!

JoAnne
New York, NY

excellent speaker

Mary
Victor, NY

Excellent presentation

nancy
Downers Grove, IL

great topic; no time wasted on irrelevant or off-topic comments

Richard
New York, NY

excellent speaker

James
Livingston, NJ

Excellent presentation. Speaker clearly knows this area of the law and was remarkably poised. Very impressive.

William J.
Princeton, NJ

Worthwhile and timely Mar. 1, 2012

Rodney
Oxon Hill, VA

Good speaker.Easy to listen to and view (easy on the eyes as well).

Mark
Forest Hills, NY

The subject matter was well presented.

Marguerite
New York, NY

Good speaker. Interesting presentation.

David
Broomfield, CO

The speaker was very good! One of the best I have seen on this site.

John
New York, NY

Informative, since I knew almost nothing about this subject beforehand.

David

Very comprehensive.

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.

Zaharit
New York, NY

Great speaker!

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.

Jerry
Chicago, IL

This was one of the best CLE programs I've seen anywhere. The host was knowledgeable, articulate and interesting. Great job.

James
Buffalo, NY

she did well to give an overview...

Mark
New York, NY

Great

bet
Gainesville, VA

Interesting and informative.

Ronald
Downers Grove, IL

Very informative and helpful.

Robert
Milford, NH

Essential for any lawyer interested to practice in this area

Henry
Lafollette, TN

interesting subject

Gerald
Port Jervis, NY

great

David
Buchanan, VA

Very polished, well spoken, easy to listen to speaker.

Fredda
Chicago, IL

Very well done! Excellent presentation...a great introduction.

Jordan
Chicago, IL

Speaker was very thorough and exhibited a vast knowledge of the subject matter--A great primer to an complex area.

Mindi
New York, NY

I would recommend this course it is both informative and interesting.

Jeffrey
Severn, MD

Good deal. Thank you!

Melanie Markovic
Naperville, IL

Very informational. Presenter did a great job in providing a basic overview of this very complex area.

Steve
Stony Brook,

wonderfully articulated, clear and concise!

Ronald
Pflugerville, TX

Clear presentation on the confluence of lobbying and campaign finance laws.

Elizabeth
Armonk,

The speaker was excellent; she is a natural teacher, and presented complex, detailed information in a way that was easy to understand.

John
New York, NY

clarity excellent, very complex rule-based area made understandable

Charles
Chattanooga,

Presenter was very engaging and on top of the subject matter. Fun and stimulating.

Michael
Nashville, TN

Great course

Ben
Sugar Land, TX

Very talented speaker

michael
New York, NY

thanks

Edward A.
Falls Church, VA

speakers knows subject and is very attractive.

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.

William
Waynesboro,

very very good

Elizabeth
Mclean, VA

Very articulate and clearly done

Alexander
El Cerrito, CA

Excellent talk.

John
Denver, CO

This was a good high-level overview of the status of the law on this issue

Joel
Oakland,

Jisha Dymond is a poised informative and knowledgeable instructor on campaign finance law.

Kristina
King George, VA

I learned a lot. Thanks.

Eric
New York, NY

Well done.

howard
Bath, NY

The speaker did a good job explaining the differences between the federal and state rules pertaining to the subject matter.

Pamela
Wilmette, IL

very well done!

Christopher
Burke, VA

This is the best program that I've seen yet - great job!

Kathryn
Williamsburg, VA

Excellent speaker. Great presentation.

Neil G.
Chicago, IL

Outstanding presentation!!!! The best presenter (among many excellent peresenters) I've seen so far.

Guion H.
Norfolk, VA

Well done. Informative.

William

excellent

Barry
Springfield, VA

Extraordinary speaker with a thorough knowledge of her subject matter. Great Course!

Aaron

I thought the lecture was engaging and really relevant to current events. Thanks!

Jennie
Washington, DC

Very informative and well-presented.

M. Salome
Brooklyn,

fantastic. clear, lively and informative!

Ursula
Phoenix, AZ

Very clear and concise, thanks!

Nicolle
Helper,

Excellent - one of my favorite Lawline courses. Well thought out and presented. Organized and peppered with appropriate case examples and rule descriptions. Right on point.

Max
Cocoa Beach, FL

Best-prepared speaker ever in my many years of Lawline CLE

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Production Date

March 29, 2011

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