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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.



Webinar: May Statutory Annotations be Copyrighted?

This webinar on Nov. 13 will discuss Georgia v., Inc., a case where the U.S. Supreme Court will decide the deceptively simple question of whether statutory annotations may be copyrighted.

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2019 Legislative Staff Management Institute

Applications are being accepted until Friday, May 3, 2019, for the 2019 Legislative Staff Management Institute (LSMI). LSMI is the nation’s premier management and leadership program for legislative staff. Dates:July 20-27 in Sacramento, California.


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RELACS at the 2019 Legislative Summit

RELACS sessions will include Workplace Harassment Policies, What I Wish I Knew When I Started in the Legislature, Seating Members: When Challenges Occur, and the U.S. Supreme Court Roundup. Join us this summer in Nashville, where America’s issues take center stage!


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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.