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9/11/2019 8:30:00 AM
9/11/2019 12:05:00 PM
Public Records, Open Meetings Update 2019
Co-produced with the Government Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Wisconsin
Your all-access pass to PROM
Let the record state: Public Records, Open Meetings Update 2019 is the perfect opportunity for both new and experienced lawyers to gain clarity on the rules of properly making or responding to information requests. It gives you an overview of recent case law developments and provides answers to potentially puzzling challenges in records disclosure and retention, as well as open meetings
You’ll hear details from the following court decisions:
- Food Marketing Institute v. Argus Leader Media—Is store-level redemption data considered confidential?
- Lueders v. Krug—Do emails have to be provided to a requester in electronic format?
- State ex rel. Flynn v. Kemper Center—Did a Kenosha nonprofit meet the criteria for being a quasi-governmental corporation, therefore subjecting it to public records law?
- Moustakis v. Department of Justice—Is a record subject who is a public official exempt from the class of government workers who are entitled to judicial review before the release of records?
Public vs. private
When a government entity negotiates a contract with a private company, how does it uphold the duty to be transparent when the company claims certain information is confidential? Receive guidance on the types of records that are exempt by law and what the law says about requests for information involving:
- Trade secrets, proprietary information, or confidential information
- Contract negotiations
While paper records are becoming a thing of the past, preservation of any type of digital record is more complicated and requires more resources than paper preservation.1This can make record retention especially challenging for resource-strapped, small communities. Discover cost-effective provider options for preserving and archiving social media communications.
A representative from the DOJ will also share information about the Model Municipal Record Retention Schedule and how municipalities can voluntarily adopt it. This tool can help streamline municipalities’ record management by providing legal authorization to dispose of records on a regularly scheduled basis.2
Deftly navigate the world of public records and open meetings law with practical pointers from your 2019 Update.