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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

Statutory Construction and Interpretation

Explore the courts' various approaches to interpretation using specific cases from New Mexico as examples.

Produced by: RELACS

The Problem With Lists

Learn about the difficulties in interpreting lists in law and strategies for avoiding problems.

Produced by: RELACS

Why an Editor Is Your Fiend, We Mean Friend

Learn about citation style, footnotes and more while discovering how editors can go beyond the role of quality control specialists to save writers time spent anguishing over details.

Produced by: RELACS

Federal and State Preemption Basics: What Every Drafter Ought to Know

Follow an overview of the fundamentals of the constitutional doctrine of federal preemption and an introduction to state preemption of local laws.

Produced by: RELACS

Drafting in Plain Language: Leaving Legalese Behind

What is legalese? Why should legalese should be avoided when drafting bills? How do you apply plain language principles in bill drafting? Learn the answers to these questions and engage in exercises to illustrate these principles.

Produced by: RELACS