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.

NCSL Redistricting Seminar


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 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.