American Society of Legislative Clerks and Secretaries


LSMI: 2020 All-Digital Program

With challenges come opportunities. In response to the COVID-19 crisis, this best-in-class leadership and management program is shifting to a month-long online experience. This all-digital experience will be offered at a reduced tuition rate. The deadline to apply is Friday, June 5, 2020


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 Resoures for Legislative Staff

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


Directory of Legislative Staff Webinars

Read the Latest!

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 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.


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.