Clerks and Secretaries

American Society of Legislative
Clerks and Secretaries

ASLCS word cloudThe American Society of Legislative Clerks and Secretaries (ASLCS) was founded in 1943 to improve legislative administration and to establish better communication between clerks and secretaries throughout the United States and its territories. In 1974, ASLCS joined with several state legislative groups to form the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL). From small beginnings, the society has grown to include an active membership of more than 300 principal clerks and secretaries and legislative support staff. Today, the society is the most active of NCSL's 10 staff sections.



Clearwater Beach The ASLCS Executive Committee and all 12 twelve standing committees will meet May 1-3, 2015, in Clearwater, Florida, for the 2015 Spring Business Meeting. The Mason's Manual Commission will also meet to consider changes to the 2020 edition.

2015 LSMI

LSMI LSMI is a unique eight-day executive management training program designed for senior legislative staff to develop your management and leadership skills. July 18-25, 2015. Application deadline: May 8.

  • The Betty King Scholarship provides LSMI tuition assistance to ASLCS Members. (See Standing Orders Section V)






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  • 2015 ASLCS Spring Business Meeting

    Meeting information for the 2015 ASLCS Spring Business Meeting, May 1-3, 2015, in Clearwater, Florida. The Executive Committee, 12 Standing Committees and Mason's Manual Commission will meet.

  • ASLCS Legislative Administrator Index

    The Fall issue of The Legislative Administrator, the official newsletter of ASLCS, is now available. Don't miss the articles about our 2014 award recipients and photos from the NCSL Summit in Minneapolis.

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