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Current Trends in Public Records

Understand the current trends dealing with public records and the laws surrounding the Freedom of Information Act.

What's currently trending in public records law? Do I have a right to that police body camera video showing someone being beaten? How about the mug shot of that celebrity who got arrested? Whether and when electronic communications such as these, and emails, text messages, social media posts and Tweets™ are subject to public records laws is a confusing and challenging question for public officials and journalists alike. Learn when such electronic communications must be disclosed and when they may remain confidential. The topic discusses the pitfalls to be avoided by public bodies dealing with confidential communications, as well as by citizens seeking access to an open government. Understand current trends nationally so that you can keep pace with this timely and dynamic topic.

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Subject Areas

  • Police Dash-Cam and Body-Camera Video
  • Text Messages
  • New Apps That Make Messages Disappear
  • Social Media
  • Tweets
  • Mug Shots
  • Public-Private Partnership Records
  • Private Entities Doing Public Work
  • Web-Browsing History
  • Prison Sexual-Assault Records
  • Death Penalty Drug Suppliers
  • Witnesses to Crimes
  • 911 Call Recordings and Transcripts
  • Metadata
  • Autopsy Photographs
  • License Plate Reader Data

Other Issues

  • Document Dumps
  • "Reverse Public Records" Lawsuits
  • Arresting Records Requestors
  • Indicting Records Responders
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This course was last revised on March 13, 2018.

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  • Arizona CLE 1.0
     
  • CA MCLE 1.0
     
  • HI CLE 1.0
     
  • IL CLE 1.0
     
  • ME CLE 1.0
     
  • MT CLE 1.0
     
  • NJ CLE 1.2
     
  • NV CLE 1.0
     
  • VT CLE 1.0
     
  • WA CLE 1.0
     
  • WV MCLE 1.2
     
The CLE Code is ONLY a requirement when applying for CLE Credit in California (for participatory credit), Kansas, New Jersey or New York. Other states do not need to supply the CLE Code to apply for CLE credit.

This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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Mary Ellen Roy

Mary Ellen Roy

Phelps Dunbar LLP

  • Partner in the New Orleans office of Phelps Dunbar LLP
  • Represents newspapers, television stations, book and magazine publishers, television networks, and movie production companies throughout the Gulf South in First Amendment, public access, copyright and trademark litigation
  • Listed in Super Lawyers and The Best Lawyers in America
  • On behalf of a national television network, she prevailed in an action to require the New Orleans coroner to produce the autopsy reports of those who died as a result of Hurricane Katrina
  • J.D. degree, cum laude, Harvard Law School
  • Can be contacted at 504-584-9254 or [email protected]
Dan Zimmerman

Dan Zimmerman

Phelps Dunbar LLP

  • Staff attorney in the New Orleans office of Phelps Dunbar LLP
  • Has litigated numerous public records and government access cases on behalf of news media clients
  • Representing a New Orleans television station, he obtained a ruling that required the city of New Orleans to produce the electronic calendar and emails of then Mayor C. Ray Nagin; prosecutors recently used entries in the calendar as evidence to convict Mr. Nagin on multiple charges of public bribery and corruption
  • J.D. degree, cum laude, Tulane University Law School
  • Can be contacted at 504-584-9365 or [email protected]
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Product ID: 401738
Published 2018
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