Live Cary | North Carolina Bar Center Friday, November 16, 2018
The Public Records Act allows citizens and groups a right to access government information, but this ideal can often conflict with reality.
The phrase “Where you stand is where you sit” captures the idea that the world looks different depending on where you’re viewing it from, and one’s vantage point can lead to the polarization of “us” versus “them.”
This program about the Public Records Act starts out with a statutory and case law update and moves into a day full of learning and discussion of viewpoints.
NC Guide to Open Government and Public Records
Covering legal fees
Legitimate information requests
Use of third-party vendors
Law enforcement and public safety records
Come sit (or stand) with us on Friday, November 16, as we all learn new ways to view the complex Public Records Act. You may end up changing seats before the end of the day!
Planned by the NCBA Administrative Law and Government & Public Sector Sections
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8:15am | Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:55 | Welcome and Introductions | Gray
9:00 | Statutory and Case Law Update | Bluestein
9:45 | Unveiling the Wall of Transparency | Attorney General Stein and Woods
10:30 | Break
10:45 | Who Pays (and Who Should) | Engstrom
11:30 | Networking Lunch
12:15pm | “Free Discovery” or Legitimate Request: Responding to the Tedious, Complex and Harassing Request | Payne
1:15 | Panel Discussion: A Public Records Act Wish List | Currin, Gray, Martin and Moderator Kalfas
2:15 | Break
2:30 | Ambiguities of Third-Party Vendors | Tufts
3:15 | The Challenges of Law Enforcement and Public Safety Files | Currin
4:15 | The Duty to Respond With It All (Ethics) | Oten
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