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Newest LSPA Newsletter

The Fall 2020 LSPA Newsletter is now available!
This issue features articles on a wide variety of topics written by and for legislative staff, as well as resources for leadership development and information about NCSL meetings and trainings across the nation. 


Legislative Staff Trivia Night

Join fellow legislative staffers from across the country for Trivia Night on Thursday, June 17th at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT/6 p.m. MT/5 p.m. PT. This event is hosted by NCSL's executive director Tim Storey and the inimitable podcaster and history professor Ben Sawyer.

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Nominations Open: LSPA Staff Achievement Awards

Do you know a leadership, personal, administrative or caucus staffer who goes above and beyond? Who’s work to support their office, members and the mission of the legislative institution stands out? Consider nominating them for the Leadership Staff achievement award!



About LSPA

See a list of the LSPA Executive Committee and subcommittee members and the LSPA bylaws.


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Leadership Development Workshop Series

A series of interactive online workshops meant to foster self-exploration and develop the skills necessary for effective leadership. These sessions are designed to be useful whether you’re new to the legislature or a seasoned staffer with extensive legislative experience. Trainings are offered free for NCSL members.


NCSL: Your Organization

Working in a state capitol is stressful, but NCSL is here to help. We have policy specialists on call anytime, and a website where you’ll find the latest research on the issues you’re working on. Our professional development programs will connect you with people in your field from around the country. Watch the video to find out all the ways that NCSL can help you shine.


Legislator’s Guide to Parliamentary Procedure

Now available online! This guide provides basic parliamentary information in an easy-to-read format. It is not a comprehensive parliamentary manual nor does it cover every nuance of legislative procedure. Rather, it serves as a primer on parliamentary fundamentals.