The National Black Legislative Staff Leadership Council (NBLSLC) is an organization geared directly toward Legislative Staff in all the States including the District of Columbia. In 1994, NBLSLC was incorporated under the by-laws of NBCSL. Our objective is to develop and conduct educational and training programs for African-American legislative staff. The NBLSLC exist to enhance, promote and support the mission of NBCSL by providing research. Legislative staffers are invaluable to every legislator's ability to operate effectively. Our ability to serve the citizens of our states, as well as be the most effective legislative staffers is contingent upon the knowledge, skills and experience we possess as we work collaboratively for our state legislative bodies. Our continued education is accomplished with the support of NBCSL and the tools, training seminars and networking opportunities that it provides through regional meetings and its Annual Legislative Conferences.