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NCSL Legislative Video Resource Center

The NCSL Video Resource Center is a collection of recorded webinars accessible for on-demand learning.

Bill Drafting: Using ‘Shall’ Carefully for Clearer Laws

Legislative drafters and editors discuss using the word “shall” in drafting legislation.

Produced by: RELACS

Courteous and Effective Communication: Social Media and Email

Today, email is our primary form of communication, and social media provides an easy, effective and inexpensive outreach tool. However, the immediate nature of email and social media places a special obligation on legislators and legislative staff.

Produced by: LSCC

Need a Well-Structured Sentence? Use an Old Tool for a Modern Job

Learn the basics of diagramming sentences, beginning with one subject and one verb and ending with complex examples.

Produced by: RELACS

Writing for the Legislative Audience

Learn some of the challenges involved in conveying complex information to busy readers and understand how they actually learn such information.

Produced by: NALFO Produced by: LINCS Produced by: NALIT Produced by: LSPA Produced by: NLPES Produced by: RELACS Produced by: LRL Produced by: NLSSA Produced by: LSCC

Conducting 50-State Research

Learn several 50-state information gathering strategies for reviewing articles, cases, commercial databases, court briefs, government publications and websites.

Produced by: RELACS