American Society of Legislative Clerks and Secretaries


Join ASLCS in Maine

Register today for the Professional Development Seminar, Oct. 3-7 in Portland, Maine. On the agenda are sessions on leadership and parliamentary procedure, breakouts for principals and associates and the Legislative Expo. Don't miss this chance to network with your counterparts in other states while experiencing the best of Maine!  


2021 ASLCS Award Recipients

Congratulations to this year's Legislative Staff Achievement Award winners! Read about them here.

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American Society of Legislative Clerks & Secretaries (ASLCS)


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Inside the Legislative Process

Inside the Legislative Process is a nationally recognized research tool, providing some of the best information on state legislative processes. Produced through a cooperative effort between the American Society of Legislative Clerks and Secretaries and the NCSL, it's now available electronically.


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ASLCS Governance 

ASLCS is governed by its Bylaws and Standing Orders under the guidance of the Executive Committee. Learn about this year's Executive Committee, which next meets on September 18, access the minutes of previous meetings, and review the ASLCS Bylaws, Standing Orders, and Code of Ethics. 


Read the Latest!

The ASLCS Legislative Administrator, published three times per year, and Professional Journal, produced annually—as well as the International Directory—are all available online. Check out both current and archived issues.


Legislative Staff Q&As

2020 Mason's Manual

Mason’s Manual is the only parliamentary manual designed specifically for state legislatures and addresses problems and concepts in the context legislators are likely to deal with them. Not only is the 2020 edition available in time for the 2021 legislative session, but for the first time ever, it is offered in both print and digital formats. Accessing parliamentary laws, rules and procedures has never been easier. 


ASLCS: Your Organization

Hear from current and former members of the American Society of Legislative Clerks and Secretaries about the benefits of the Society. ASLCS, which was founded in 1943, is open to principal clerks and secretaries and their staff.


ASLCS Committees | 2020-2021

Eleven standing committees and four special committees will conduct their business virtually for the remainder of the year. Learn about the role of each committee and check the committee rosters. Interested in serving on a committee but don't see your name? Contact the NCSL liaison.