Research, Editorial, Legal and Committee Staff


Inside the United States Code

An overview of the functions of the Office of the Law Revision Counsel of the U.S. House of Representatives, including editing and updating the United States Code, positive law codification and some pro tips for using the United States Code online.


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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Research Editorial Legal and Committee Staff(RELACS)


Trivia Night

Legislative Staff Trivia Night

Join fellow legislative staffers from across the country for Trivia Night on Thursday, June 17th at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT/6 p.m. MT/5 p.m. PT. This event is hosted by NCSL's executive director Tim Storey and the inimitable podcaster and history professor Ben Sawyer.


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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.