About CALC

CALC is the Commonwealth Association of Legislative Counsel. CALC's object is to promote cooperation in matters of professional interest among people in the Commonwealth engaged in legislative drafting or in training people in legislative drafting. CALC has members in most parts of the Commonwealth.

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About CALC

CALC is the Commonwealth Association of Legislative Counsel. CALC's object is to promote cooperation in matters of professional interest among people in the Commonwealth engaged in legislative drafting or in training people in legislative drafting. CALC has members in most parts of the Commonwealth.

Read more

About CALC

CALC is the Commonwealth Association of Legislative Counsel. CALC's object is to promote cooperation in matters of professional interest among people in the Commonwealth engaged in legislative drafting or in training people in legislative drafting. CALC has members in most parts of the Commonwealth.

Read more

Conferences

2019 CALC Conference

The 2019 CALC Conference will be held in Livingstone, Zambia, in April 2019. 

  • Preparations for the 2019 CALC Conference have begun.
  • As soon as further details are available, they will be published here.

 2018 Jersey Conference REGISTER NOW

CALC's first Europe Regional Conference is in Jersey, 20-21 September 2018.

  • the theme is "Delivering Brexit: Legislative Sprint or Marathon?" 
  • the outline programme is on the Conferences page.
  • register now using the registration form on the Conferences page.

There is also other information about conferences on the Conferences page.

Latest Newsletter

  • March 2018 Newsletter ( 2.1 MB | )

Latest Loophole

Employment

For a more information about Employment opportunities and Contract drafters, please see the Employment page.

Position Closing Date Information for applicants
Chief Legislative Counsel for Alberta, Head of Legislative Counsel Office (LCO), Alberta Justice and Solicitor General -- Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Until a suitable candidate is identified

Profile (164 KB)

Info (22 KB)

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Parliamentary Counsel (CEO level), Office of the Queensland Parliamentary Counsel -- Department of the Premier and Cabinet -- Brisbane, Queensland, Australia 8 June 2018

Description (939 KB)

Description (847 KB)

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Senior Legislative Counsel (Law Reform) -- Cayman Islands Government, George Town, Cayman Islands 25 May 2018

Info (544 KB)

Specification (1.3 MB)

Application form online
Legislative Counsel x 2 (Legislative Drafting) -- Cayman Islands Government, George Town, Cayman Islands 25 May 2018

Info (532 KB)

Specification (958 KB)

Application form online
Legislative Drafter -- Full time 1-year contract (renewable for up to 1 year) -- Legislative Drafting Office -- St Helier, Jersey 18 May 2018, 6pm (GMT)

Info (875 KB)

Specification (15KB)

Role description

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Deputy Parliamentary Counsel, Office of the Queensland Parliamentary Counsel (SES 3 Level) -- Department of the Premier and Cabinet -- Brisbane, Queensland, Australia 21 May 2018 Info (375 KB) Apply online
Legislative drafter -- Falkland Islands Government -- Stanley, Falkland Islands 20 May 2018, 4.30pm (FKST, UTC-3) Info (753 KB) Role description

Services

CALC has a number of services that are provided for the benefit of members and legislative drafting offices.

These services include:

  • advertising drafting positions
  • the CALC online drafting advice service
  • the CALC office organisation advice service.

For more details, please see the CALC Services Page.

Publications catalogue

Find papers and articles published in the Newsletter or Loophole.

View Publications catalogue

Forum

The forum is only available for registered and logged in members.

Drafting manuals

CALC provides links to drafting manuals that are on the websites of various drafting offices.

View Drafting manuals page

Training

CALC provides links to information about various courses and training in legislative drafting.

View training page