legislaw: Legislative Advocacy, Drafting, Law, and Procedure

We wish to discuss developments in state legislative advocacy, drafting, law, and procedures. Developments include (1) new cases, statutes, and research materials, and (2) the use of Internet web sites, electronic communication, and software technology for governmental information and governmental relations.

Cybergovernment, "Digital Democracy", e-advocacy, etc, when properly used offer new ways for governments to perform services and provide information, and new methods for citizens and advocacy groups to access public information and seek to impact the development of public policy. Legislative lawyering is the more technical branch of public policy advocacy, and depends closely upon modern computer technology. Further information about the role of the legislative lawyer can be found in the "overview" section of the administrator's web site, www.jerryjoneslaw.com