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American Society of Legislative Clerks and Secretaries

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2022 ASLCS PDS: Register Today!

This year's meeting takes place in Little Rock and aims to bring together U.S. and international participants to learn important skills and procedures, build relationships, and take away new tools and ideas to enhance the effectiveness of state legislatures.   

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All About ASLCS

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.

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CLERKS & SECRETARIES

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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Legislative Video Resource Center 

Professional development is available on demand with recorded webinars on dozens of topics including effective presentations, research skills, media credentialing and remaining nonpartisan.

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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.

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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. 

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ASLCS Committees | 2021-2022

ASLCS President Brad Young has appointed members to eleven standing committees and four special committees, which will conduct business both in-person and remotely during this conference 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.

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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 December 15, and review the minutes of previous meetings as well as the ASLCS Bylaws, Standing Orders, and Code of Ethics.