Research, Editorial, Legal and Committee Staff


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Stay Informed

The RELACS Report offers articles on research methods, tips for committee staff, legal issues, statutory construction, grammar and punctuation, and other topics related to serving legislatures.


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Staff Hub ATL

Join your colleagues in Atlanta Oct. 7-9, 2020, for a collective gathering of legislative staff. During this meeting, six of NCSL’s professional staff associations will gather, creating a dynamic atmosphere for learning, collaborating and networking.


Research Editorial Legal and Committee Staff(RELACS)


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Directory of Webinars for Legislative Staff

NCSL offers a variety of webinars for legislative staff, from policy topics to professional development. This directory lists all webinars that relevant for legislative staff and available 24-7.


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RELACS at the 2020 Legislative Summit

This year RELACS is planning a full spread of professional development and learning sessions designed with you in mind. This year’s programming will include the perennially popular Supreme Court Roundup, sessions on the ADA’s impact on legislatures, preserving institutional knowledge, and a comprehensive communication training not to mention CLE eligible sessions on topics like the attorney-client relationship in legislatures. 


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RELACS Members' Material

Members of RELACS may join discussion groups, nominate peers for awards and request to be appointed to a committee.


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Learn More

Learn about the separation of powers, read online versions of legislative drafting manuals, and look at how other legislatures revise and publish their code. RELACS also maintains a library of webinars and presentations for your review.