2020 Lobbying Training Session

On February 5, 2020, the Commission hosted a training session entitled “JCOPE Training Opportunity: Clarifications about the Comprehensive Lobbying Regulations” for Lobbyists, Clients and other interested parties regarding the Commission's comprehensive lobbying regulations and online lobbying application. The training was divided into two parts: Part 1 relates to the Regulations and Part 2 relates to the Lobbying Application.

Below is a Table of Contents to assist you in navigating the video.

Part 1:  Regulations – from 0:00 to 50:48

Part 2: Online Lobbying Application – from 50:49 to 1:34:15

  • Introduction (50:49)
  • Profile Overview (51:29)
  • Registration (1:03:26)
    • Detailed overview of the Lobbying Agreement section
  • Bi-Monthly Report (1:13:29)
  • Client Semi-Annual Report (1:15:03)
    • Detailed overview of how to report Itemized Expenses and Lobbying Activities
  • Source of Funding (1:29:57)
  • Explanation of the difference between the Individual Lobbyist Effective Date and the Effective Date of Change on any Amended filing (1:31:37)

2018 Lobbying Training

On September 20, 2018, the Commission hosted a Lobbying Overview Training session for Lobbyists, Clients of Lobbyists, Public Corporations, and other interested parties regarding the Commission's comprehensive lobbying regulations, which go into effect January 1, 2019.

At this training, members of the lobbying community were given the opportunity to explore and learn more about key elements of the new regulations. 

Related Materials

JCOPE Annual CLE Program in NYC

The Commission held a separate training session at its annual CLE program, in New York City, on October 25, 2018, hosted in conjunction with the Center for New York City Law at New York Law School. This year's focus was on lobbying, with a panel discussion on the intersection of the 1st Amendment and lobbying oversight and a broad overview of the new comprehensive lobbying regulations. To view the video, go to: http://nyls.mediasite.com/mediasite/Play/e37998d5281146c3949794193a36edf51d

JCOPE CityLaw 2018 CLE Materials


If you have particular questions or situations that present challenges for you or your firm on these topics, you are encouraged to contact our Legal staff for guidance regarding your unique situations. The contact information for our Attorney-of-the-Day line and the Legal unit's email address are at the end of this page. 

Contact The Attorney of the Day

The Commission administers an "Attorney of the Day" program to help provide State officials and employees, lobbyists, and clients of lobbyists with free, confidential advice on navigating the State's ethics and lobbying laws. 

Contact us by phone:

Hotline - Press "2" to speak to the attorney of the day   800-87-ETHICS (800-873-8442)

Contact us by email:

Mailing Address:

New York State

Commission on Ethics and Lobbying in Government

540 Broadway 

Albany, New York 12207