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Public Records, Open Meetings Update 2017

Product ID: CA2641D
Presented By: State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE

Who let the records out?

In today’s “fake news” era, the public demands greater transparency from its governmental institutions — but not everything can or should be shared. Attorneys must help their clients tread the fine line between maintaining necessary privacy and providing access to information.

This year’s Public Records, Open Meetings Update is all about overcoming both common and unique challenges relating to making and complying with public records and open meetings (PROM) requests.

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Who let the records out?

In today’s “fake news” era, the public demands greater transparency from its governmental institutions — but not everything can or should be shared. Attorneys must help their clients tread the fine line between maintaining necessary privacy and providing access to information.

This year’s Public Records, Open Meetings Update is all about overcoming both common and unique challenges relating to making and complying with public records and open meetings (PROM) requests.

Read More ↓

Program Chair:

Julie P. Wilson
Milwaukee County Corporation Counsel
Milwaukee

Presenters:

Robert G. Barrington
Dodge County District Attorney’s Office
Juneau

Peter J. Block
Milwaukee City Attorney’s Office
Milwaukee

Mary E. Burke
Wisconsin Department of Children & Families- Office of Legal Counsel
Madison

Constance M. Chesnik
Wisconsin Department of Children & Families- Office of Legal Counsel
Madison

Therese A. Durkin
Wisconsin Department of Children & Families- Office of Legal Counsel
Madison

<Makda Fessahaye
Wisconsin Department of Corrections
Madison

Benjamin R. Jones
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
Madison

Laura M. Varriale
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
Madison

8:00 a.m. : Registration

8:30 a.m. : Uncharted Waters: A Guide to Navigating the Prerequisites, Performance, and Perils of Wis. Stat. §19.356

  • Explore the history and intent of this challenging statute
  • Examine the statutory language and issues arising out of the statute’s wording
  • Delve into related unknowns yet to be addressed

Peter J. Block

9:10 a.m. : Behind Bars: Accessing Prison Records

  • Types of records prisons regularly create, maintain, and release
  • Records requests regularly submitted to the Wisconsin Department of Corrections
  • Best ways to access prison records under public records law and other privacy laws

Makda Fessahaye

10:00 a.m. : Break

10:15 a.m. : Child and Juvenile Records: Sources of Law and Special Considerations

  • Examine different types of children’s records
  • Identify sources of law containing release or confidentiality provisions
  • Engage in issue spotting exercises

Mary E. Burke, Constance M. Chesnik, Therese A. Durkin, Benjamin R. Jones, Laura M. Varriale

11:15 a.m. : Case Law Update

Peter J. Block

11:40 a.m. : Prosecutorial Decision-making

Robert G. Barrington, Julie P. Wilson

12:05 p.m. : Program Concludes

  • Receive updates on the latest developments in public records law
  • Discover best practices for accessing prison records
  • Understand proper social media retention practices
  • Explore issues surrounding contractor records
  • Know how to obtain records involving juveniles
  • Government lawyers
  • Municipal attorneys
  • Civil rights lawyers
  • Criminal litigators
  • Media law practitioners
  • Journalists
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