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 October 3, and review the minutes of previous meetings as well as the ASLCS Bylaws, Standing Orders, and Code of Ethics. Contact the NCSL liaison if you'd like to run for the 2021-2022 Executive Committee.   


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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.



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.


2021 ASLCS Legislative Staff Achievement Awards 

ASLCS is proud to recognize the accomplishments of two members this year: Meggan Foesch, business manager of the Wisconsin Senate; and Megan Martin, secretary and parliamentarian for the Pennsylvania Senate. Congratulations to you both and to all of this year's honorees! 


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.


Reconnect at NCSL's Legislative Summit

“X” marks the spot where legislatures gather Nov. 3-5 in sunny Tampa, Fla., to discover a treasure trove of ideas and innovation to address the states’ most pressing issues.