WHEN:Thursday, February 25, 2016 1 p.m. EST to 2:30 p.m. EST
Dirty laundry and county board meetings - what do these have in common? Both could be subject to the Freedom of Information Act.
Phelps Dunbar litigation attorneys Mary Ellen Roy and Dan Zimmerman will lead a webinar on current trends in public records law - government emails on private computers, body camera videos, metadata and other cutting-edge issues - from 1-2:30 p.m. EST Thursday, February 25. CLE credits will be available.
Whether and when electronic communications such as emails, text messages, social media posts and tweets are subject to public records laws is a confusing and challenging question for public officials and journalists alike. Learn when such electronic communications must be disclosed and when they may remain confidential. The topic discusses the pitfalls to be avoided by public bodies dealing with confidential communications, as well as by citizens seeking access to an open government. Understand current trends nationally so you can keep pace with this timely and dynamic topic.
This webinar is designed for public information and records managers, city managers, county and municipal officials, law enforcement officials, school administrators, attorneys, financial officers and treasurers. Click here for more information and to register.