Members of the Not-for-Profit Team are able to assist non-profit clients in structuring government affairs programs designed to address specific state and national issues. We frequently study and evaluate proposed legislation to determine possible effects on clients and confer with legislators and key officials to influence passage, defeat or amendment of legislation or introduction of legislation more favorable to our clients’ interests. Should the need arise, we coordinate meetings between clients and members of the General Assembly or state agencies to discuss legislative or administrative matters and to allow officials to respond to concerns. Other activities of the group include direct contact with administrative officials, testifying at public hearings and consulting on all matters relating to legislative or administrative needs of clients.