The Third House: State Lobbying Essentials

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The Third House: State Lobbying Essentials is a day-long series of training workshops and lectures on how to effectively lobby the Illinois General Assembly.

Participants will receive vital information on lobbying ethics, resources, strategy, tactics and legislative drafting from various experienced and successful lobbyists and senior administrative personnel from the Illinois Secretary of State and legislative support agencies of the Illinois General Assembly. Sponsored by the Institute for Legislative Studies and Illinois Issues magazine.

Featured speakers:

  • Joyce A. Nardulli, Illinois Bankers Association
  • Nathan Maddox, Illinois Secretary of State
  • Paul Thompson, Illinois Secretary of State
  • David Weisbaum, Illinois Secretary fo State
  • Tim Rice, Legislative Information System
  • Pat McLean, Legislative Information System
  • Emily Deakin-Harmony, Legislative Information System
  • Courtney Nottage, Fletcher O’Brien Kasper & Nottage, P.C.
  • Richard Edwards, Legislative Reference Bureau

Who Should Attend:

Prospective Lobbyists,
Legislative Liaisons,
Government Affairs Representatives,
Members of the Media,
Interested Citizens, and
Advocates in Not-for Profit Groups and
Local Governments

What Will You Learn?

Practical Lobbying Skills,
Lobbying Ethics and Regulations,
Online Resources,
Lobbying Strategies, and
Bill Drafting Techniques


Friday, February 25, 2011
8:30am – 3:30 pm
Public Affairs Center
Conference Room C/D
University of Illinois Springfield

Contact Info

Barbara Van Dyke-Brown
Phone: (217) 206-6579
Fax: (217) 206-7397

Third House Agenda (PDF)

Participants will receive a complimentary copy of Lobbying Illinois: How You Can Make A Difference In Public Policy, The Illinois Governors, Mostly Good and Competent and a subscription to Illinois Issues including the 2011 Roster of State Government Officials.