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.


Legislative Staff Week 2020

This week, we pause to celebrate the good work of legislative staff, who work behind the scenes to support state legislatures. From drafting bills to keeping computer networks secure, their work is even more important and valued during these unprecedented times. Join us May 4-8 to recognize their efforts with a standing ovation or two. 

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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.



2020 All Digital Legislative Staff Management Institute

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. 


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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.