Thursday, September 6, 2012
Joyce announces Citizens’ Legislative Seminar.

Braintree — State Sen. Brian A. Joyce announced that the Citizens’ Legislative Seminar would take place from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 15, and Tuesday, Oct. 16, at the State House.

CLS is a citizen seminar that aims to better educate the public on the state’s legislative process. Established in 1976 through a collaborative effort of the Massachusetts Senate and the University of Massachusetts, this two-day seminar will feature presentations by senators and staff on aspects of the day-to-day experience of legislators. Topics will include the history and process of the Legislature, the parliamentary role of the clerk of the Senate and the future of the Legislature.

The CLS will culminate with a simulated legislative hearing and Senate session where participants are invited to use what they have learned and participate as “Senators” in the Senate chamber in order to have a first-hand experience of the legislative process.

All residents in the Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth District are invited to call Emily J. Dix in Joyce’s office at 617-722-1643 by Friday, Sept. 7, in order to be nominated by Joyce. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.