Legislative Staff Services



Honoring Legislative Staff

Legislative Staff Week is almost here! Every day, legislative staff work behind the scenes to support the work of legislatures. From drafting bills to keeping the computer networks secure, legislatures couldn’t function without them. All are welcome to join NCSL May 2-6 to celebrate their contributions. But don’t wait for us. Get a jump start and recognize a staffer with a shout-out today!


Nominations Open!

Legislative Staff Awards nominations are open for 2022. Each year NCSL and the professional staff associations recognize individuals, offices and agencies who support and further the work legislative institutions. Nominations are also open for the Notable Document Awards and the Online Democracy Award!



Professional Staff Associations

There are nine professional staff associations and a few staff networks associated with NCSL. These associations and networks offer opportunities for communication and professional development with your peers. Lean more about each of these groups and how to get involved.  


Legislative Staff Management Institute

Time to apply! For the 2022 Legislative Staff Management Institute (LSMI). LSMI provides legislative staff with the opportunity to develop and enhance their management and leadership skills. This program is intended for both senior-level legislative staff, as well as staffers on their way to such positions. Program size is limited. Application deadline: May 13, 2022.


Committee overviewing submissions at conference table

Staff Snapshots | Q & As With Legislative Staff

State Legislatures News is asking legislative staff about their roles in the legislature, what inspires them and what they love about their jobs. If you’d like to suggest a staffer for this series, please email Holly South at NCSL.