American Society of Legislative Clerks and Secretaries


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 July 23, access the minutes of previous meetings, and review the ASLCS Bylaws, Standing Orders, and Code of Ethics. 


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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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 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.


Coronavirus Resources for Legislative Staff

Covering a range of policy areas including continuity of government, employment and elections, NCSL's comprehensive Coronavirus Resources webpage is updated each day. In addition to information on state actions, there are distance learning opportunities such as webinars and podcasts.


Legislative Staff Q&As

Legislative Staff Snapshots

You'll recognize some of your ASLCS colleagues in this series of Q&As with staffers, who tell us about their jobs and why they went to work in the legislature.


Read the Latest!

The latest issues of 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.


ASLCS Committees | 2019-2020

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.