> Identify the problem—know the "fix" that your are looking
> Identify areas of existing laws that could benefit by
> Why aren’t the current laws working?
"RESEARCH AND NETWORK"
> Research laws in other states
> Research existing advocacy and professional groups involved
with legislative change
(Ex. National Council of Juvenile & Family Court Justices)
> Network with domestic violence, child protection experts and
other associated professionals for legislative tips
> Network with victims/survivors
> Network with attorneys on a national basis with expertise in
this area of law
> Network with local attorneys with expertise in this area of
law and interest in legislative change
> Ask about potential downsides to proposed legislative