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Research, Editorial, Legal and Committee Staff

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2021 Award Recipients

Read about the recipients for the 2021 Legislative Staff Achievement Awards and the 2021 RELACS Special Commendation Award.

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RELACS Virtual Meetings Series

Join us for a multi-part series of interactive webinars and virtual meetings—beginning in July—geared toward legislative staff who conduct research, draft and edit legislation, examine legal issues, and staff legislative committees.

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RELACS

Research Editorial Legal and Committee Staff(RELACS)

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Legislative Staff Certificate Program

To help newer staff progress in their careers, NCSL is offering the Legislative Staff Certificate Program. During the month of October, participants will benefit from a variety of perspectives and insights about the role of staff in supporting the legislative institution. The deadline to apply is Friday, July 23, 2021.

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The RELACS Report

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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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.

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