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What You Need to Know About Public Records and Open Meetings

Uncertain how public records and open meetings laws apply to you? Find out what Alabama 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 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 Alabama law •Comply with notice requirements that apply to open meetings •Determine what public records are not subject to examination •Correctly interpret the Alabama Open Meetings Act
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Public Records Under Alabama Law
— Wendell Cauley
  • Affected Governmental Bodies and Agencies
  • What Constitutes a Public Record Under Alabama Law?
  • Who Is Entitled to Examine Public Records?
  • What Is Subject to Examination and What Is Not?
    • Personnel Records
    • Licensing Information
    • Police Records
  • Which Records Must Be Maintained Permanently and Which Ones May Be Disposed of or Destroyed?
Public Records Under Alabama Law (Continued)
(Lunch [On Your Own] 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm)
— Wendell Cauley
  • Process for Obtaining Public Records
  • Responding to Public Records Requests
  • Fees
  • Policies Relating to Public Records
  • Consequences of Improper Denial of Access to Public Records
Ethics
— Wendell Cauley
  • Public Records
  • Open Meetings
The Alabama Open Meetings Act
— Joseph W. Carlisle
  • Affected Governmental Bodies and Agencies
  • What Meetings Are Covered?
  • Notice Requirements
    • When Must Notice Be Given?
    • What Must Be Contained in a Notice?
    • How Must Notice Be Given?
    • Direct Notification
  • Conducting a Meeting Under the Open Meetings Act
    • Voting
    • Recording
  • Executive Sessions
    • Permissible Reasons for an Executive Session
    • Calling for an Executive Session
  • Enforcement
Open Meetings Act in Practice
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Joseph W. Carlisle

Joseph W. Carlisle

Gilpin Givhan, PC

  • Attorney with Gilpin Givhan, PC
  • Focuses in health care, labor and employment, business disputes, antitrust, media and general litigation
  • Co-writer of the Reporter’s Committee to Alabama’s Open Records and Meetings Law; co-writer of ABA Class Action 50 State Survey
  • Member of the board of directors United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Birmingham and the Ethics and Professionalism Committee of the Defense Research Institute
  • J.D. degree, Cumberland School of Law; certificate of archival management, Portland State University; B.A. degree in history, University of North Florida
  • Can be contacted at 205-547-5558 or [email protected]
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Wendell Cauley

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

  • Member of the Corporate, Finance and Securities Practice Group of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
  • Has advised and represented local governments and public instrumentalities on adopting policies relating to confidential and proprietary information
  • Member of Alabama State Bar, American Bar Association, Energy Bar Association and Montgomery County Bar Association
  • J.D. degree and LL.M. degree in taxation, The University of Alabama; Undergraduate degree, Eckerd College
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Product ID: 390806
Published 2013
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