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The Professional Advocacy Association of Texas is the only recognized statewide group for the lobby community. PAAT members are well-respected lobbyists and company/association government affairs representatives who are serious about what they do and are committed to integrity and high ethical standards.
On behalf of its membership, PAAT works with the Texas Ethics Commission and the Texas State Legislature to improve understanding and compliance with the law relating to lobbying in Texas, while raising the ethical bar for the lobby profession and for governmental affairs practices overall.
PAAT hosts exclusive invitations to events and briefings. Our next Roundtable is May 23 with House Chief Clerk Robert Haney.
PAAT members are well respected lobbyists and government affairs reps. Check out our membership directory.
PAAT has launched a new job bank to track jobs of interest to the lobby and government affairs community.
Local Lobby Laws
Did you know that many Texas cities have their own lobby laws? These laws regulate lobby activities when dealing with local officials and often times go unnoticed but can have severe consequences for non-compliance.
We hope you will consider joining our effort. We have a great story to tell but we will be much more effective if the lobby and government affairs community are broadly united in our effort. With a PAAT Membership, you not only make the strongest possible statement about your ethical values, but you and your company/organization will benefit from everything that PAAT offers.
PAAT keeps my office up to date on ethics laws and regulations through its regular member communications and its one of a kind ethics training institutes. This training is an invaluable asset to me as well as my clients.
— Texas Lobbyist and Founding PAAT Member