*Co-produced with the Government Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Wisconsin
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.
Some PROM questions keep popping up over and over. Are you adhering to Wisconsin’s statute on notifying the subject of a requested record? What does the public-private balancing test say in this situation?
Receive guidance in addressing these concerns as well as advice for requesting information such as:
- Body camera footage
- Social media posts
- Contractor records
No kidding around
Records having to do with young people can be especially sensitive, so make sure you know the ins and outs of this special information. Become more familiar with the various kinds of juvenile records, and know the laws on release and confidentiality provisions.
Breaking out prison records
A representative from the Wisconsin Department of Corrections will share the types of records prisons typically maintain, common records requests the department receives, and the best ways to obtain prison records under current laws.
Your PROM date
The Public Records, Open Meetings Update is your opportunity to catch up on recent developments and explore important issues in greater depth.