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Freedom of Information Act

Know with confidence which items of information to share and which items to keep confidential regarding the Freedom of Information Act.

Government officials and employees are well aware that the public has the right to access government information, but it is not always clear what information must be made available and what information should be kept confidential. Additionally, it is not always clear to members of government or the general public what the best form of requests and responses are to avoid the need for costly and time-consuming litigation. This topic will provide an overview for Freedom of Information Act issues that will enable you to confidently decide which items of information to share and which items to keep confidential, while also providing a reasonable and factually supported basis for denials of requests in part or in total. Understanding why requests are denied is only part of the benefit, as this program will also demonstrate appropriate methods for denial that lessen the probability of litigation.

Runtime: 89 minutes
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Agenda

Overview

  • Constitutional Right to Information
  • Sunshine Laws Generally
  • Federal/State Variations

Requests for Information

  • Who Can Request
  • Information That Can Be Requested
  • Timing and Form of Requests

Exclusions and Exemptions

  • Personal Privacy
  • Pending Investigations
  • Impact of Other Laws

Other Sunshine Laws

  • Open Meetings Requirements
  • Website Availability Requirements
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Over 32 years and 1.4 million customers worth of experience providing continuing education. Our passion is providing you world-class training to help you succeed in business and as a professional.

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This course was last revised on November 25, 2019.

Call 1-866-352-9540 for further credit information.

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
     
  • 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
     
  • 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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Why Lorman?

Over 32 years and 1.4 million customers worth of experience providing continuing education. Our passion is providing you world-class training to help you succeed in business and as a professional.

Faculty

William W. P. Atkins

Johnson Bunce & Noble PC

  • Partner in the office of Johnson, Bunce & Noble PC
  • Previously Chief Civil Assistant State’s Attorney for Peoria County, Illinois
  • Previously Chief Civil Assistant State’s Attorney for Tazewell County, Illinois
  • Extensive experience advising and litigating concerning Freedom of Information Act issues and aspects of other Sunshine Laws
  • Conducts regular seminars and workshops for groups such as the National District Attorneys Association, the Illinois Association of Purchasing Officials, The Illinois State’s Attorney’s Appellate Prosecutor, and the United Counties Council of Illinois, on numerous subjects, including Freedom of Information Act, Open Meetings Act, internet access to government records, ethical issues in government and various other topics
  • Member of the Federal Bar Association, Member of the Assembly of the Illinois Bar Association
  • J.D. degree, Loyola University of Chicago
  • Can be contacted at [email protected] or 309-691-5690
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Product ID: 406653
Published 2019
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