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What You Need to Know About Public Records and Open Meetings in Maine

Uncertain how public records and open meetings laws apply to you? Find out what Maine law has to say about balancing the public’s right to information with the individual’s right to privacy. If you’re involved with a public entity or if you represent the media, you need to know the ins and outs of federal and state public records and open meetings laws. Purchase these reference materials and you will get updates on recent developments in the interpretation of these laws. These reference materials will get you headed in the right direction to avoid costly mistakes and litigation – order now to stay current and stay in compliance. Benefits for You •Find out which meetings – of which bodies – are open meetings under Maine law •Avoid penalties and litigation for failing to comply with public records and open meetings laws •Comply with notice requirements that apply to open meetings •Determine what public records are not subject to disclosure
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Public Records Laws – Overview
— Sigmund D. Schutz
  • Is It a Public Record?
  • Is the Public Record Exempt From Disclosure?
  • If a Public Record Is Not Exempt How Do You Get It?
  • How Much Does It Cost?
  • What If a Request Is Denied?
  • Records Retention and Destruction
  • Recent Cases
Public Records Laws – Common Exemptions
— Sigmund D. Schutz
  • Criminal History Record Information Act
  • Personnel Records
  • Recent Cases
Judicial Records
— Sigmund D. Schutz
  • Overview
  • Judicial Records
  • Judicial Proceedings
  • Access to Criminal Records: Mark Strong/Alexis Wright 'Zumba' Prostitution Cases
Public Proceedings Under the Freedom of Access Act
— Natalie L. Burns
  • Definition of 'Public Proceeding'
  • Who Is Required to Comply?
  • Meeting Notice Requirements
  • Executive Sessions
    • What an Executive Session Is
    • What Topics May Be Discussed in Executive Session?
    • What Are the Procedures for Calling an Executive Session?
  • Appeals/Remedies
  • Cases
Right to Know Advisory Committee
— William H. Dale and Judith Meyer
Recent Legislation and Current Issues
— William H. Dale and Judith Meyer
  • Recent Legislation
  • Email
  • Computer Data
  • Current Cases
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Sigmund D. Schutz – Moderator

Preti, Flaherty, Beliveau & Pachios, LLP

  • Partner, Preti, Flaherty, Beliveau & Pachios, LLP
  • Practices litigation, media law, environmental, land use, investment disputes
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America (First Amendment and Environmental Litigation), New England Super Lawyers, and Benchmark Litigation
  • Writer, Maine's Freedom of Access Act, in OPEN GOVERNMENT GUIDE (Reporters Committee for the Freedom of the Press) (5th ed. 2006)
  • J.D. degree, Cornell Law School; B.A. degree, cum laude, Colby College
  • Can be contacted at 207-791-3000 or sschutz@preti.com

Natalie L. Burns

Jensen Baird Gardner & Henry

  • Partner, Jensen Baird Gardner & Henry
  • Practices municipal and land use law
  • J.D. degree, University of Maine School of Law; A.B. degree, cum laude, Bowdoin College
  • Can be contacted at 207-775-7271 or nburns@jbgh.com

William H Dale

Jensen Baird Gardner & Henry

  • Partner, Jensen Baird Gardner & Henry
  • Practices local government law
  • Best Lawyers in America, municipal, land use and administrative law; New England Super Lawyers, government: cities and municipalities
  • Former councilor and mayor for the City of South Portland
  • J.D. degree, University of Maine; B.A. degree in urban affairs, Johns Hopkins University
  • Can be contacted at 207-775-7271 or wdale@jbgh.com

Judith Meyer

Sun Journal

  • Managing editor at the Sun Journal
  • Vice president of the Main Freedom of Information Coalition and a member of the Right-to-Know Advisory Committee to the Legislature
  • Fellow of the National Press Foundation and the Knight Center for Specialized Journalism
  • Attended George Washington University
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Product ID: 391003
Published 2013
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