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

Uncertain how public records and open meetings laws apply to you? Find out what Arkansas 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 Arkansas 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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Agenda

Overview of FOIA
— Clayborne S. Stone
Discovery and Litigation in Private Practice When You Represent a Public Entity
  • What Happens When You Get a Public Record Request?
  • How You Record Time Entries
  • How to Most Effectively Communicate With Your Client
Government Litigation and FOIA Discovery
— Thomas M. Carpenter
  • What Government Records Can Be Requested Under FOIA?
  • Who Can Make a Request?
  • Making an FOIA Request
  • Fees and Fee Waivers
  • How Quickly Can an Agency Respond?
  • On What Grounds Can an Agency Deny an FOIA Request?
  • Remedies
Electronic Bulk Data Requests Under the FOIA
— Randy L. Grice
Arkansas' Open Meetings Act
— David Schoen
  • Purpose and Intent
  • What Constitutes a Meeting?
  • What Is a Public Agency? To Whom Does the Act Apply?
  • Public Agency Duties
  • Subjects That May Be Discussed in a Closed Session
  • Special Meetings
  • What Is the Role of the Courts and the Attorney General?
Requesting Student Records in Arkansas
— Robert Steinbuch
  • Reasons for the Request
  • Requesting Documents
  • Differences in the Perception of the Law
Craziness, Chances and Changes
— C. Tad Bohannon
  • Court Decisions Require Crazy Actions
  • Use of Personal Devices for Public Business
  • Changes to Consider
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Faculty

David Schoen – Moderator

Arkansas Municipal League

  • Staff attorney for the Arkansas Municipal League
  • Represents city officials, conducts training and writes publications on a wide variety of legal issues impacting cities and towns
  • J.D. degree, high honors, UALR School of Law

C. Tad Bohannon

Wright, Lindsey & Jennings LLP

  • Partner with Wright, Lindsey & Jennings LLP
  • Serves as outside general counsel to numerous municipal commissions
  • Listed in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business and The Best Lawyers in America
  • Teaches state and local government at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law
  • J.D. degree, University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Law; LL.M. degree in taxation, Washington University; B.A. degree, Hendrix College
  • Can be contacted at 501-371-0808 or [email protected]

Thomas M. Carpenter

City Of Little Rock

  • City attorney for Little Rock since 1991
  • Handles FOIA issues on a regular basis and has spoken at several groups about the FOIA
  • Certified as a fellow in local government law by the International Municipal Lawyer’s Association
  • Awarded the Zimmerman Award for contributions to Arkansas government law and has twice received IMLA awards for outstanding service by a municipal attorney
  • Honored by the Sigma Delta Chi, the Society of Professional Journalists and by the Arkansas Bar Association Committee for work amending the Canons of Judicial Conduct to allow cameras in the courtroom in Arkansas
  • Served as adjunct law school professor teaching local government law, land use and civil rights litigation
  • J.D. degree, University of Arkansas at Fayetteville School of Law, B.A. degree, Hendrix College
  • Can be contacted at 501-371-4527 or [email protected]

Randy L. Grice

Hilburn, Calhoon, Harper, Pruniski & Calhoun, Ltd.

  • Partner with Hilburn, Calhoon, Harper, Pruniski, & Calhoun, Ltd.
  • More than 14 years of experience as a city attorney
  • Practice areas include civil litigation, construction law, creditors’ rights, secured transactions, and commercial and municipal law
  • J.D. degree, with honors, University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Law; B.S. degree, with honors, University of Central Arkansas
  • Can be contacted at 501-372-0110 or [email protected]

Robert Steinbuch

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

  • Professor of law for University of Arkansas Bowen School of Law
  • Well published in law reviews, legal periodicals and medical journals
  • Some publications include articles in the Harvard BlackLetter Law Journal, the Houston Law Review, the Maryland Law Review and the Loyola of L.A. Law Review
  • Served as an expert witness on complex economic materials and is singular at Bowen to have testified before the U.S. Senate and the United State House of Representatives
  • J.D. degree, Columbia University; B.A. and M.A. degrees, University of Pennsylvania
  • Can be contacted at [email protected]

Clayborne S. Stone

Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, P.L.L.C.

  • Of counsel with Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, P.L.L.C.
  • Practice areas include business disputes, business tort and insurance defense, construction litigation and creditors’ rights
  • J.D. degree, University of Arkansas School of Law; B.A. degree in political science, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
  • Can be contacted at 501-688-8886 or [email protected]
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Product ID: 390807
Published 2013
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