Photo of the Minnesota State Capitol Building in St. Paul, Minn.
The RELACS and LRL Professional Development Seminar brings together staff who are critical to the legislative process including legislative librarians, information specialists, researchers, editors, legal, code revision, bill drafting, committee and policy analysis. The 2023 seminar features sessions on important legislative issues, soft skills, best practices, opportunities for networking, and tours of local libraries and/or archives.
This year's meeting takes place in Minneapolis and at the state Capitol in St. Paul, and aims to bring together participants to hear new information, learn important skills, build relationships and take away new tools and ideas to enhance the effectiveness of state legislatures.
This meeting will include a variety of sessions: Minn. Supreme Court Justice Paul Thissen (also a former speaker of the Minn. House) will discuss legislation and statutory interpretation; Bryan Vincent, division director, Louisiana Legislature, will help us explore the Secret Grammar of Elegant Statutes; Minn. staff will share their experience getting the legislature’s website and documents into ADA compliance. In addition to these great sessions, topics will include communication in the legislative environment, legal ethics, copyright issues and many more!