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LD-203 Filing: Compliance & Filing Preparation

Twice yearly, all federally registered lobbyists and lobbying entities must file, sign and certify their LD-203 reports. Are YOU confident that you know all you need to know? Certifying your ethical conduct means understanding complex and slightly differing rules for the House and Senate. It means knowing for sure that you've got all the right supporting records for the LD-203, and it means being able to demonstrate that you've made good faith efforts to educate employees to ensure compliance. Participating in this eLearning course ensures that you and your entire staff will come away confident that you understand the rules of ethical conduct for lobbyists and non-lobbying personnel alike and is evidence of that good faith effort to comply.

Overview

LD-203 Filing: Compliance and Filing Preparation
A 2-hour, 6-Module Online Course
Qualifies for 2 CAE Credits
Individual Attendee: $249
Additional Attendee 2-10: $199
Additional Attendee 11+: $99
*Inquire for organizational rates & white-labeling*

Twice yearly, all federally registered lobbyists and lobbying entities must file, sign and certify their LD-203 reports. Are YOU confident that you know all you need to know? Certifying your ethical conduct means understanding complex and slightly differing rules for the House and Senate. It means knowing for sure that you've got all the right supporting records for the LD-203, and it means being able to demonstrate that you've made good faith efforts to educate employees to ensure compliance. Participating in this eLearning course ensures that you and your entire staff will come away confident that you understand the rules of ethical conduct for lobbyists and non-lobbying personnel alike and is evidence of that good faith effort to comply.

The Honest Leadership and Open Government Act of 2007 requires active lobbying registrants and individual lobbyists to file a semi-annual report of certain contributions along with certification that the filer understands the gift and travel rules of both the House and the Senate. Registrants and each of their lobbyists who were active for all or part of the semi-annual reporting period must file separate reports detailing their contributions, including FECA, honorary, Presidential Inaugural Committee, Presidential Library and certain payments for event costs.

Sign up your entire team for practical guidance on the LD-203, including:
  • What must be reported on your LD-203  
  • What your certification "under penalty of perjury" means, and how the government intends to enforce monitoring and breaches
  • The specific gift and travel rules for the House and Senate, that you must certify you understand and abide by  
  • The most likely breaches you may encounter and how to address any problems before you certify  
  • The supporting records you and your firm must maintain to support the certification

Who Will Benefit From This Course:
This training program is essential for anyone about to sign the LD-203 “under penalty of perjury,” including:
  • Government relations staff at firms, corporations, and nonprofits
  • Federally registered lobbyists
  • Organizations and company compliance leaders
  • Firm registration, compliance, and training managers

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Course Pricing

Course Pricing:
Individual Attendee: $249
Additional Attendee 2-10: $199
Additional Attendee 11+: $99

*Inquire for organizational rates & white-labeling

Course Outline

  • Lesson 1 - Welcome
  • Lesson 2 - Reviewing the House and Senate Gift Rules
  • Lesson 3 - LD-203 Basics
  • Lesson 4 - LD-203 Exceptions
  • Lesson 5 - LD-203 Travel Rules
  • Lesson 6 - Quiz

Continuing Education Credits and Certificate

By completing the course students will earn:
  • 2 CAE Credit Hours
  • Certificate of Training

Course Author

Cleta Mitchell

Cleta Mitchell, partner at Foley and Lardner
is one of the nation's leading authorities on The Honest Leadership and Open Government Act of 2007. Ms. Mitchell has more than 30 years of experience in law, politics and public policy. She advises lobbying firms, law firms, corporations, nonprofit organizations, candidates, campaigns, and individuals on state and federal election and campaign finance law, and compliance issues related to lobbying, ethics and financial disclosure. She is also the author of The Lobbying Compliance Handbook: A practitioner's guide in the age of HLOGA