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Legal Services Staff Section

Word cloud for LSSSThe Legal Services Staff Section (LSSS) is dedicated to fostering professional development and communication through NCSL among legislative employees who provide legal services, including legal research, bill drafting, editing, litigation, code revision, and administrative rules review and compilation.  LSSS provides a national forum for communication to improve legal services to legislatures and to recognize the contributions of legal staff. 

LSSS is the only national legal professional organization dedicated to the needs of legislative attorneys and other paralegal legislative staff.  All staff who provide legal services including editing are members of LSSS.

 

LEGISLATIVE STAFF MANAGMENT INSTITUTE

LSMI logoJuly 12-19, 2014
Application deadline: May 2
Plan to attend this unique eight-day executive management training program designed for senior staff and those on their way to such positions. Learn practical application of tools to meet increasingly complex policy and management demands confronting legislatures. Develop and enhance your management and leadership skills.

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LSSS NEWSLETTER

scalesThe November 2013 issue of The Legislative Lawyer includes an article on ensuring that the legislature decides the meaning of statutes and state news.

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THE LEGISLATURE AS A CAREER

An initiative from the Legislative Staff Coordinating Committee is aimed at recruiting young people into legislative service. In the video at right, Scott Grosz, a senior staff attorney with the Wisconsin Legislative Council, discusses his role.

At www.legislative careers.org, you can learn more about the variety of roles staffers play in the legislature.

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LEGAL TRAINING ARCHIVE

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GOVERNANCE

gavel LSSS is governed by an ten-member Executive Committee elected at the annual business meeting held in conjunction with NCSL's Legislative Summit. All members of LSSS are entitled to participate in all of the section's activities and to vote at its annual business meeting.


 

 

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RESOURCES

LSSS offers resources on legislative legal issues:

GETTING INVOLVED

conferenceLSSS is the only national legal professional organization dedicated to the needs of legislative attorneys and other paralegal legislative staff. Learn more about  LSSS:

 

 

 

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