Legislative Assistants support legislators in legislative drafting, legal services, and publications functions. They edit legislations, amendments to legislation, legal memos, and other written work. Legislative Assistants conduct policy and legal research, and draft legislative resolutions and memorials. They help track bills, and identify and monitor specific issues. They have many administrative duties, including maintaining office operations, handling constituent inquiries and casework, managing schedules and travel, and supervising interns or volunteers.
Legislative Assistants are generally required to have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree, generally in Business, Political Science, or Public Administration. They must have keen writing skills, with a strong command of grammar.