2013 LSSS Professional Development for Legislative Attorneys and Editors
2013 LSSS Professional Development for Legislative Attorneys and Editors | Oct. 9-11, 2013 – Denver, Colo.
Sponsored by the Legal Services Staff Section
The Legal Services Staff Section - Professional Development for Legislative Attorneys and Editors is the only national training event designed exclusively for legislative attorneys, drafters and legislative editors.
Legislative attorneys will hear a briefing on the practical implications of cases before the U.S. Supreme Court in the 2013 term. Sessions on pressing issues facing state governments will give legislative attorneys and drafters valuable information to take back to their legislatures. Legislative Editors will receive specialized training in editing drafted legislation, codified acts, legislative reports, and other materials written by or for state legislatures.
This two and a half day seminar provides an opportunity for staff to sharpen their skills while sharing ideas with peers from other states. However, anyone who sees relevant training possibilities in the agenda is welcome to attend.
The meeting will be held jointly with the professional development seminars for the Research and Committee Staff Section and the Leadership Staff Section. The two-and-a-half day meeting will be held concurrently with the NCSL National HR Seminar and include a joint plenary session of interest to all legislative staff.
Each staff section is unique and the meeting programming is designed to meet the training needs for each group. We listened to your thoughts on previous meetings and we have expanded the training time devoted to exploring topics that are designed specifically for legislative attorneys, drafters and editors. You’ll be able to attend a wide variety of workshops that focus on skills-based training and legislative institutional issues.
Come prepared for a casual yet professional conference at the Grand Hyatt in downtown Denver. Although the seminar is characterized by a relaxed and informal atmosphere, the meetings on Wednesday will be held at the state Capitol, where “business casual” attire will be appropriate. Casual attire is appropriate and encouraged for all of the other sessions and events.
Please join us for this unique learning experience and opportunity to meet with colleagues from other states.
Denver is a great walking town, and October is a great month to be here. It’s fall so the temperatures will be lower—averaging about 68 degrees for highs and 33 degreesfor lows. Just a few steps away from the hotel you’ll find many dining and shopping options along Denver’s 16th Street Mall.
With 300 days of sunshine, a walkable downtown, thriving arts and culture, an award-winning culinary scene and the Rocky Mountains as a backdrop, Denver offers an affordable mix of urban sophistication and outdoor adventure.
Welcome to Denver – the Mile High City – where 300 days of sunshine, a thriving arts and cultural scene, diverse neighborhoods, and the Rocky Mountain backdrop combine for the world’s most spectacular playground. Denver offers stunning architecture, award-winning dining and unparalleled views, all within walking distance from its famed 16th Street pedestrian mall. A free shuttle carries visitors up and down this central corridor, providing quick access to world-class art and culture, wine bars, restaurants, and live music hot spots in Larimer Square or historic LoDo.
Continuing Legal Education
Some programs may qualify for continuing legal education (CLE) credits in states with mandatory CLE. NCSL will supply participants who wish to apply for CLE credit with a Uniform Application for CLE. Final acceptance of CLE hours is the prerogative of each state’s CLE authority.
Registration fees are:
Legislative staff $350 Early Bird (before Sept. 6, 2013)
Legislative staff $375 regular ( after Sept. 6, 2013)
Spouse/guest $150 (includes meals and social events)
All others $450
Three ways to register for the meeting:
- Register online
Registration online requires a credit card for everyone except legislators and legislative staff.
- Fax the registration form (PDF) to 303.364.7811
- Register Onsite
If you are unable to meet the Oct. 2 registration deadline, please register onsite at the Grand Hyatt Denver.
Spouse/Guest Registration. The $150 fee includes admission to all scheduled meal functions. Spouse/guest fees must be paid in full at the time of registration, as NCSL cannot bill for spouse or guest registration fees.
Cancellations received in the NCSL Denver office by October 8 will be refunded minus a $50 processing fee. Cancellations must be made in writing and faxed to 303.364.7811. Fees cannot be refunded for registrations cancelled after the conference begins.
Questions? email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (303) 856-1358.
The seminar will be held at the Grand Hyatt Denver. Unfortunately, our room block has already sold out, although you might continue to check availability to see if there have been cancellations. We do have an overflow hotel
- Grand Hyatt Denver (SOLD OUT)
1750 Welton Street
Denver, CO 80202
- Homewood Suites by Hilton (OVERFLOW HOTEL - The hotel webpage will redirect you to their reservation site. Enter the dates and NCS under the group code to get the NCSL rate.)
550 15th St.
Denver, CO 80202
- Map of Other Nearby Hotels
- List of Nearby Hotels - all hotels listed below are within walking distance of the Grand Hyatt or you may use the 16th Street Mall Shuttle, which runs continuously through the day and early evening.
- The Brown Palace Hotel — (800) 627-7468
- Comfort Inn Downtown — (303) 296-0400
- Grand Hyatt Denver — (303) 295-1234
- Magnolia Hotel — (303) 607-9000
- Hotel Monaco — (303) 296-1717
- Denver Marriott City Center — (303) 297-1300
- Sheraton Denver Downtown — (303) 893-3333
- Crowne Plaza Downtown — (303) 573-1450
- Hilton Garden Inn Downtown — (303) 603-8000
- Hyatt Regency Denver — (303) 436-1234
- Embassy Suites Denver — (303) 592-1000
- Westin Denver Downtown — (303) 572-9100
Each attendee is responsible for making his or her own hotel and travel arrangements. Hotel reservations must be held by one night's room deposit (major credit card guarantee is acceptable).
Denver is served by the Denver International Airport. Make arrangements early for the best rates.
To make flight reservations, you may call Christopherson Travel at:
- 800.825.3283 (7 a.m. to 6 p.m. MDT).
A number of shuttles and taxi services go between Denver International Airport and the Grand Hyatt Denver. Check the hotel's website for more information.
To ensure full participation and accessibility for all meeting attendees, please notify Heather Plush at 303.364.7700, ext. 1496, of any special accommodations you may require.