Research, Editorial, Legal and Committee Staff


Get Ready for Session Webinars

Get ready for session with two professional development webinars geared specifically to legislative staff. Fellow staffer Greg Fugate of Colorado will help hone your research acumen on Dec. 7, and NCSL's Curt Stedron will be on hand to help you perfect your presentation skills on Dec. 9. Register today!


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 Legislative Staff Achievement Awards

Nominations for the 2022 Legislative Staff Achievement Award from the Research, Editorial, Legal and Committee Staff association (RELACS) are now being accepted.


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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.