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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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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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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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Coronavirus Resources for Legislative Staff

State lawmakers are taking extra steps to respond to and anticipate impacts of the coronavirus. This page is updated daily to reflect new resources in policy areas ranging from education to health care costs and access.

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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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