Best Lawyers for Government Relations Practice in America

Search Best Lawyers Now

*This search returned more than the maximum results. Please refine your search using the links above.
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Providence, Rhode Island
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Insurance Health Care Law Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Tallahassee, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Health Care Law Administrative / Regulatory Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Tallahassee, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    International Trade and Finance Law Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Health Care Law Real Estate Law Government Relations Practice Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Real Estate
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Energy Law Administrative / Regulatory Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Greenville, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    International Trade and Finance Law Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charleston, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law Oil and Gas Law Energy Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Des Moines, Iowa
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Providence, Rhode Island
  • Practice Areas:
    Administrative / Regulatory Law Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Energy Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Administrative / Regulatory Law Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Land Use and Zoning Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Orlando, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Orlando, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Real Estate Environmental Law Real Estate Law Government Relations Practice Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Litigation - Municipal
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Okemos, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Franchise Law Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Energy Law Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Commercial Litigation Litigation - Municipal Municipal Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Tallahassee, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Health Care Law Administrative / Regulatory Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Athens, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Health Care Law Administrative / Regulatory Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Education Law Government Relations Practice Administrative / Regulatory Law Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Municipal Law Litigation - Municipal
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Kansas City, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charleston, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Government Relations Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
John D. Delahanty was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

John D. Delahanty

Pierce Atwood LLP
  • Location:
    Portland, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Administrative / Regulatory Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Tallahassee, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charleston, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Des Moines, Iowa
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Concord, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Lansing, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Gaming Law Government Relations Practice Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation Administrative / Regulatory Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Land Use and Zoning Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Des Moines, Iowa
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Administrative / Regulatory Law Government Relations Practice Litigation - Banking and Finance
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Administrative / Regulatory Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Health Care Law Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Government Relations Practice Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Health Care Law Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Health Care Law Administrative / Regulatory Law Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Administrative / Regulatory Law Litigation - Antitrust Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Jefferson City, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
Galt Graydon was awarded 2019 "Lawyer of the Year" in Elasticsearch.PracticeArea

Galt Graydon

The Graydon Group, L.L.C.
  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Litigation and Controversy - Tax Tax Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Des Moines, Iowa
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Government Contracts
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Gaming Law Administrative / Regulatory Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Manchester, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Construction Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Reno, Nevada
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Albany, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice International Trade and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Immigration Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Albany, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Health Care Law Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Richmond, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Health Care Law Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Jacksonville, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Contracts Government Relations Practice Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Sacramento, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Administrative / Regulatory Law Government Relations Practice Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Johnston, Rhode Island
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Administrative / Regulatory Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Albany, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Health Care Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Albany, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
Andrea Cianchette Maker was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Andrea Cianchette Maker

Pierce Atwood LLP
  • Location:
    Augusta, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Tallahassee, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Health Care Law Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Governance Law Reinsurance Law Government Relations Practice Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation and Controversy - Tax Corporate Compliance Law Litigation - Securities Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Boise, Idaho
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Administrative / Regulatory Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Government Relations Practice Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Columbus, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Energy Law Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Administrative / Regulatory Law Tax Law Trusts and Estates Litigation and Controversy - Tax
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Administrative / Regulatory Law Corporate Law Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Albany, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Madison, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Securities Securities / Capital Markets Law Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Labor and Employment Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Government Relations Practice Litigation - First Amendment Qui Tam Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Administrative / Regulatory Law Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Antitrust Health Care Law Qui Tam Law Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Trenton, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Government Relations Practice Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Concord, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Financial Services Regulation Law Banking and Finance Law Energy Law Government Relations Practice Administrative / Regulatory Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Privacy and Data Security Law Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Topeka, Kansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - ERISA Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Concord, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Administrative / Regulatory Law Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Hartford, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Trenton, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Concord, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Insurance Law Administrative / Regulatory Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Manchester, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Admiralty and Maritime Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Cheyenne, Wyoming
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Government Relations Practice Native American Law Oil and Gas Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Columbus, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Mediation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Des Moines, Iowa
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Georgetown, Delaware
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Tallahassee, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Administrative / Regulatory Law Environmental Law Government Relations Practice Water Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Health Care Law Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Energy Law Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Columbus, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Concord, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Environmental Law Administrative / Regulatory Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charleston, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Water Law Environmental Law Government Relations Practice Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Trenton, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Trenton, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Springfield, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charleston, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Project Finance Law Securitization and Structured Finance Law Public Finance Law Government Relations Practice Municipal Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Government Relations Practice Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Government Relations Practice Education Law Health Care Law
Lawyer
Kenneth I. Trujillo was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Kenneth I. Trujillo

Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Aughtry
  • Location:
    West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice

  • Location:
  • Practice Areas:

Practice Area Definition

Government Relations Practice Definition

Public policy and government relations practitioners represent private companies, for-profit and nonprofit organizations, and any entities and individuals with issues relating to federal and state laws, regulations and policies. They give clients a voice in Congress and before federal, state, and local administrative agencies when they seek legislative or policy change that aligns with their business strategy. Client needs in this area vary greatly, given the complex, costly, and regularly changing nature of laws, regulations, and policies. A practitioner may work with a Fortune 500 company to address its specific concerns with a piece of legislation or a government regulation, or the lawyer may work with a local or state government and a government agency to address issues with an agency’s proposed rule.

The primary roles of the public policy and government relations practitioner are education and advocacy. Unlike more traditional lawyer roles, the advocacy of the public policy and government relations practitioner spans many congressional offices and various executive branch agencies, and/or their state counterparts. Public policy and government relations practitioners air issues before members of Congress and their staffs, as well as other legislative bodies and executive agencies that may have an interest in a particular piece of legislation or regulation. They ensure their clients’ grievances are heard and advocate on their clients’ behalf to modify or stop laws or regulations that adversely affect them.

Given the differing interests of the two houses of Congress, as well as those found in other lawmaking bodies in the federal, state and local levels, finding common ground that addresses all of the various issues raised is one of the biggest challenges. The successful practitioner is able to work with clients to express to the relevant governing bodies the consequences of a particular course of action in clear, concise and understandable terms. This is often accomplished by educating the applicable branch of government, either through meetings, the submission of written comments or some combination of these efforts.

Hon. Thomas M. Reynolds, Senior Strategic Policy Advisor

Douglas Dziak, Counsel

Sally Vastola, Strategic Policy Advisor

Nixon Peabody LLP

Nixon Peabody LLP logo

Public policy and government relations practitioners represent private companies, for-profit and nonprofit organizations, and any entities and individuals with issues relating to federal and state laws, regulations and policies. They give clients a voice in Congress and before federal, state, and local administrative agencies when they seek legislative or policy change that aligns with their business strategy. Client needs in this area vary greatly, given the complex, costly, and regularly changing nature of laws, regulations, and policies. A practitioner may work with a Fortune 500 company to address its specific concerns with a piece of legislation or a government regulation, or the lawyer may work with a local or state government and a government agency to address issues with an agency’s proposed rule.

The primary roles of the public policy and government relations practitioner are education and advocacy. Unlike more traditional lawyer roles, the advocacy of the public policy and government relations practitioner spans many congressional offices and various executive branch agencies, and/or their state counterparts. Public policy and government relations practitioners air issues before members of Congress and their staffs, as well as other legislative bodies and executive agencies that may have an interest in a particular piece of legislation or regulation. They ensure their clients’ grievances are heard and advocate on their clients’ behalf to modify or stop laws or regulations that adversely affect them.

Given the differing interests of the two houses of Congress, as well as those found in other lawmaking bodies in the federal, state and local levels, finding common ground that addresses all of the various issues raised is one of the biggest challenges. The successful practitioner is able to work with clients to express to the relevant governing bodies the consequences of a particular course of action in clear, concise and understandable terms. This is often accomplished by educating the applicable branch of government, either through meetings, the submission of written comments or some combination of these efforts.