October 20, 2014 - 1:00 PM ET

"Political Law Compliance Overview (Webcast for Live Credit)" for Lawline

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*PLEASE NOTE: This course is pending Accreditation approval in Virginia*

Being involved in government relations activities is often very important to a company, association, or other nonprofit organization. Yet, there are significant pitfalls that can lead to expensive investigations, high fines and penalties, and, often worst of all, serious damage to an organization’s reputation. Political law encompasses all of the rules that apply to interactions with the government from lobbying disclosure, to campaign finance, to gift and ethics rules. This course, presented by Ronald Jacobs, co-chair of Venable’s Political Law Group, serves as an introduction to political compliance issues and serves as the springboard for the other courses in this series.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the basic campaign finance restrictions that apply to organizations and how they support candidates
  • Learn about political disclosure law as how they apply to political activities at the state and federal levels
  • Recognize what kinds of activities subject an organization to registration and reporting under lobbying disclosure laws at the state and federal level
  • Identify what interactions are viewed as gifts under state and federal law and how to avoid making embarrassing mistakes when entertaining lawmakers
  • Summarize efforts by shareholders and outside interest groups to restrict or require disclosure of political activities

Live Webcast Purchase Information:

To watch this live webcast, you must first purchase the course on the right-hand side. Then go to http://www.lawline.com/webcast at the scheduled date and time to view the program. If you purchase this course, you will also have access to the on-demand version when it becomes available in our catalog.

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