When I was the director of the office of governmental affairs for the
Judicial Council, I had the responsibility and privilege of interviewing a
large number of very qualified candidates for positions as legislative
advocates in our office.
Among the many things that we asked applicants to do was to identify the
qualities that a lobbyist must have to be effective. Not surprisingly,
nearly all applicants gave some mix of the following answers:
The items on this list are commonly identified, almost to the point of