American Society of Legislative Clerks and Secretaries


2019 Professional Journal now available

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The latest issues of the 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.


ASLCS: Your Organization

Hear from members of the American Society of Legislative Clerks and Secretaries in this new video about the benefits of the Society. ASLCS, which was founded in 1943, is open to principal clerks and secretaries and their staff. Learn more about 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 Meetings Calendar 

ASLCS meets three times each year: the Spring Business Meeting, during NCSL's Legislative Summit, and the Fall Professional Development Seminar. Learn more about each.



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, access the minutes of Executive Committee meetings, and review the ASLCS Bylaws, Standing Orders, and Code of Ethics.



Keys to an Effective Message

Communications coaches Marianna Swallow and Randy Ford will teach you to develop an effective message. Learn to understand different communication styles, identify the main takeaway of your message, and use story principles to engage your audience. Watch the archived webinar anytime!


Legislative Staff Services at NCSL

No matter what your job entails, if you are a legislative staffer, the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) is your professional organization. NCSL is your resource on legislative issues, your one-stop shop for professional development and your connection to legislative staffers around the country. Learn more about the opportunities, services and resources available to you!


ASLCS Committees | 2019-2020

Eleven standing committees and four special committees were appointed by ASLCS President Paul Smith and will meet at the 2020 Spring Business Meeting, NCSL Legislative Summit, and Professional Development Seminar next fall. 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.