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Government Email: Public or Private Record?

Learn concrete, proactive steps government officials may take to stay ahead of the various problems private email can create.

The explosion of information held by government agencies presents unique and growing challenges to those that must administer the public’s access to government records. Questions persist about the scope of the government’s duties in maintaining and producing electronically stored information. Particularly thorny questions arise in the area of personal email accounts. May government officials use their private accounts to communicate about government business? What circumstances will cause an email to cross the line between public and private? What duties does the government have to protect the privacy of email sender? What duties do government officers have to preserve emails and what are the consequences of deleting emails? This topic will analyze these and other problems posed when government officials use private email. It will provide case studies demonstrating the risks of private email and illustrating when otherwise private communications cross the line and become public records that must be publicly disclosed.

Runtime: 90 minutes

Government Electronic Records Legal Training From Lorman Sheds Light on This Complicated Issue

Established in 1967, the Act identifies the types of government records that must be disclosed to the media or public upon request. It also outlines the specific procedures for disclosing the information.

The development of various forms of electronic communication over the years has made interpretation and implementation of the Freedom Information Act more complicated.

Benefits of On-demand Government Email Legal Training

Available in a variety of convenient formats, our online government email legal training program enables you to easily fit continuing education into your busy schedule. You won’t have to waste valuable time traveling to a classroom setting or off-site seminar. Complete this on-demand program whenever and wherever it’s most convenient for you. This government email CLE program may also help you fulfill the continuing education requirements in your state.

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Get the government electronic records legal training you need to stay current on this complex yet important topic. Purchase our on-demand training program today or contact us for additional information.

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Agenda

Source and Nature of Disclosure Duties

  • Federal Laws
  • State Laws
  • Local Ordinances and Policies
  • Legislative Trends

When Private Emails Become Public

  • When Public Officials May Use Private Email
  • Limitations on Use of Public Emails
  • Case Studies
  • Key Circumstances Where Emails Will Likely Be Deemed Public
  • Maintaining Privacy and Ethical Issues Related to Privacy

Perils of Other Forms of Electronic Messaging

Retention Issues

  • Regulating Retention of Email
  • Ensuring Compliance
  • Documenting Compliance

Steps for Avoiding Conflict and Litigation

  • Communication With Key Employees
  • Email Usage Policies
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This course was last revised on July 17, 2018.

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  • AK CLE 1.5
     
  • Alaska attorneys may receive 1.5 hours of continuing legal education for completing this program. Please contact the Alaska Bar Association or go to www.alaskabar.org for details regarding reciprocity with other states.
     
  • AL CLE 1.5
     
  • This course or a portion thereof has been approved by the Alabama State Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission for a maximum of 1.5 hours credit.
     
  • Arizona CLE 1.5
     
  • The Arizona State Bar does not pre-approve or pre-certify MCLE programs. However, records of this program and attendance will be maintained by Lorman Education Services for auditing purposes. This activity may qualify for up to 1.5 hours toward your annual CLE requirement for the State Bar of Arizona.
     
  • CA MCLE 1.5
     
  • Lorman Business Center, Inc. is a State Bar of California approved MCLE sponsor and this course qualifies for 1.5 CLE hours of participatory credit.
     
  • CO CLE 2.0
     
  • This program may qualify for 2.0 credit hours through the Colorado Supreme Court Board of Continuing Legal and Judicial Education through reciprocity. This course is accredited in other jurisdictions such as New Jersey. To receive CLE credit for this program, a home study affidavit must be submitted to the Supreme Court Board of Continuing Legal and Judicial Education.
     
  • CT CLE 1.5
     
  • Neither the Connecticut Judicial Branch nor the Commission on Minimum Continuing Legal Education approve or accredit CLE providers or activities. This course has been approved for CLE credit in jurisdictions aside from CT and therefore it automatically meets the content and delivery requirements in Connecticut. Credit is based on a 60 minute credit hour and shall be awarded as follows: 1.5 CLE credit(s).
     
  • HI CLE 1.5
     
  • This program was approved by the Hawaii State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE credit hours.
     
  • IL CLE 1.5
     
  • This course was approved for a total of 1.5 hours of MCLE Credit by the Illinois MCLE Board.
     
  • ME CLE 1.5
     
  • This course has been approved by the State of Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar. Lawyers who complete this course shall receive 1.5 hours of CLE credit under M. Bar R. 12.
     
  • MT CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Montana Commission of Continuing Legal Education for a total of 1.5 CLE credits.
     
  • ND CLE 1.5
     
  • North Dakota CLE policy does not allow for pre-approval of any self-study courses. This course may qualify for up to 1.5 hours of CLE credit.
     
  • NH MCLE 1.5
     
  • NH MCLE does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the NH Minimum CLE requirement. Lorman Education Services believes this course meets the requirement of NH Supreme Court Rule 53 and may qualify for CLE credit(s). Program Length: 90 Minutes.
     
  • NJ CLE 1.8
     
  • This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 1.8 hours of total CLE credit.
     
  • NV CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Nevada Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE hours.
     
  • PA CLE 1.5
     
  • This Distance Learning program has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.5 hours of substantive law, practice and procedure CLE credit.
     
  • RI CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Rhode Island Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission for 1.5 hours of CLE credit.
     
  • TN CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved as a distance learning format by the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education for a maximum of 1.5 hours of credit.
     
  • VT CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board of Vermont for 1.5 hours of self-study CLE credit.
     
  • WA CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Washington State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 hours of A/V credit under the Law & Legal Procedure category.
     
  • WI CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Board of Bar Examiners for 1.5 hours for use toward the Wisconsin Mandatory CLE requirement.
     
  • WV MCLE 1.8
     
  • This program has been approved by the West Virginia State Bar MCLE Commission for 1.8 MCLE hours.
     

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  • Arizona CLE 1.5
     
  • CA MCLE 1.5
     
  • CT CLE 1.5
     
  • GA CLE 1.5
     
  • HI CLE 1.5
     
  • IL CLE 1.5
     
  • ME CLE 1.5
     
  • MT CLE 1.5
     
  • NJ CLE 1.8
     
  • NV CLE 1.5
     
  • VT CLE 1.5
     
  • WA CLE 1.5
     
  • WV MCLE 1.8
     
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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  • Arizona CLE 1.5
     
  • CA MCLE 1.5
     
  • CT CLE 1.5
     
  • HI CLE 1.5
     
  • IL CLE 1.5
     
  • ME CLE 1.5
     
  • MT CLE 1.5
     
  • NJ CLE 1.8
     
  • NV CLE 1.5
     
  • VT CLE 1.5
     
  • WA CLE 1.5
     
  • WV MCLE 1.8
     
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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Faculty

Mark J. Crandley

Mark J. Crandley

Barnes & Thornburg LLP

  • Partner in the Indianapolis office of Barnes & Thornburg LLP
  • Practice emphasizes all aspects of municipal litigation and appeals
  • Conducts regular seminars and workshops on numerous areas of government law, including access to public records, civil rights, utilities, environmental regulation and civil litigation
  • Member of the Indiana bar since 2000 and admitted in the Second, Third, Sixth and Seventh Circuits, United States Supreme Court
  • Graduate, summa cum laude, Indiana University
  • Can be contacted at 317-261-7924, [email protected] or on Twitter® @mcrandley
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Product ID: 403569
Published 2018
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