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Original Program: November 16, 2018

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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.

Topics include:

  • 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
  • …and more!

Come sit (or stand) with us 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

Click on the "In Depth" tab for tuition, video replay and speaker information.

  • Statutory and Case Law Update | Bluestein
  • Unveiling the Wall of Transparency | Attorney General Stein and Woods
  • Who Pays (and Who Should) | Engstrom
  • "Free Discovery" or Legitimate Request: Responding to the Tedious, Complex and Harassing Request | Payne
  • Panel Discussion: A Public Records Act Wish List | Currin, Gray, Martin and Moderator Kalfas
  • Ambiguities of Third-Party Vendors | Tufts
  • The Challenges of Law Enforcement and Public Safety Files | Currin
  • The Duty to Respond With It All (Ethics) | Oten
Product Information
Date Presented:
November 16, 2018 8:55 AM Eastern
7 hours, 50 minutes
Where You Stand is Where You Sit: The Multifaceted View of the Public Records Act (Administrative Law and Government & Public Sector Sections Joint CLE)
TUITION RATE. Early and Membership discounts automatically apply at checkout. 

Register early and SAVE 10%!  

Standard: $355 / $320 Early
NCBA Member: $295 / $265 Early
NCBA Administrative Law Section Member: $275 / $250 Early
NCBA Goverment & Public Sector Section Member: $275   $250 Early
CLE Premier Pass: $0

Discounts are available for NCBA members who are students, law professors, judges or legal services/public interest attorneys. Call CLE at 800.228.3402 for details.

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VIDEO REPLAYS. The agenda may not include certain breakouts/tracks shown at the original program.  

Speaker Information
Frayda S. Bluestein  [ view bio ]
Robin T Currin  [ view bio ]
Elliot M Engstrom   [ view bio ]
Jeffrey P Gray  [ view bio ]
Nahale F Kalfas  [ view bio ]
C Amanda Martin  [ view bio ]
Brian P Oten  [ view bio ]
Mark Payne  [ view bio ]
Attorney General Joshua H Stein  [ view bio ]
Shannon H Tufts   [ view bio ]
Narcisa I Woods  [ view bio ]
Individual topic purchase: Selected
NC State Bar
Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) (Total): 6.50
General: 6.00
Ethics/Professional Responsibility: 0.50
CLE Premier Pass