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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 Minnesota 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 Minnesota law •Avoid penalties and litigation for failing to comply with public records and open meetings laws •Comply with responding to requests •Efficiently request - or produce - electronically stored records •Find out about the fast-moving pace of electronic media and how it interacts with the open meeting law and data practices act
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Agenda

The Open Meeting Law
— Bridget McCauley Nason and Sarah J. Sonsalla
  • Overview
  • Application of the Open Meeting Law
  • Types of Meetings
  • Calling Meetings
  • Providing Notice of Meetings
  • Not-Public Data at Meetings
  • Keeping Records of Meetings
  • Making Meeting Related Information Available
  • Penalties for Violating the Open Meeting Law
  • Common Issues, Concerns and Misunderstandings
  • Scenarios
Electronic Meetings
— Korine L. Land
  • The Good
    • Telephone and Electronic Meetings
    • Interactive TV
  • The Bad
    • Email Accidents
  • And the Ugly
    • Metro Gang Strike Force and IPAD Opinions
Panel Discussion
— Tom Grundhoefer, Korine L. Land, Bridget McCauley Nason, Timothy R. Palmatier, Sarah J. Sonsalla and Marshall H. Tanick
  • Pitfalls to the Open Meetings Law
Data Practices Act – Employment Relationships
— Marshall H. Tanick
  • Personnel Data
  • Disciplinary Data
  • Timing of Disclosures
  • Liability Looming
Law Enforcement Data
— Bridget McCauley Nason
  • Defining Law Enforcement Data
  • Classification of Law Enforcement Data
  • Examples of Law Enforcement Data, and Responding to Requests for Law Enforcement Data
Electronic Data Practices
— Tom Grundhoefer
  • Practical and Legal Implications of Government Data Being Defined as 'Data Collected, Created, Received, Maintained or Disseminated by Any Government Entity Regardless of Its Physical Form, Storage Media or Conditions of Use'
    • What Is Included as Electronic Government Data
    • What About Metadata?
    • Retention of Electronic Data
    • Storage Issues
    • Challenges of Responding to Electronic Data Requests
    • Electronic Data Created and Stored on Personal Computers, Smart Phones, etc.
Hot Topics
— Tom Grundhoefer, Timothy R. Palmatier and Marshall H. Tanick
  • Making and Responding to Requests
    • Appointment of Responsible Authority
    • Adoption of a Policy
    • Response Time Requirements
    • When Fees Can Be Charged
    • What Fees Can Be Charged
  • Advisory Opinions
    • Strategic Considerations
    • Collateral Consequences
  • Remedies
    • Discover Dilemmas
    • Declaratory and Injunctive Relief
    • Attorneys' Fees
  • Education Data
Panel Discussion
— Tom Grundhoefer, Bridget McCauley Nason, Timothy R. Palmatier, Sarah J. Sonsalla and Marshall H. Tanick
  • Applications Submitted to Cities: What's Public and What's Not Public
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Faculty

Timothy Palmatier – Moderator

Kennedy & Graven, Chartered

Timothy R. Palmatier

  • Shareholder of Kennedy & Graven, Chartered
  • Practices in the areas of school law, employment law and disability discrimination
  • J.D. degree, University of South Dakota School of Law; graduate, University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Can be contacted at 612-337-9304 or [email protected]

Tom L. Grundhoefer

League Of Minnesota Cities

Tom Grundhoefer

  • General counsel and associate executive director for the League of Minnesota Cities
  • Primary legal advisor to the league’s insurance trust, its investment fund, and its building company
  • Advises cities on open meeting law and data practices issues
  • J.D. degree, William Mitchell College of Law; B.A. degree, St. Thomas College

Korine L. Land

LeVander, Gillen & Miller, P.A.

  • Shareholder with LeVander, Gillen & Miller, P.A. and chair of the Municipal Practice Group
  • City attorney for the cities of West St. Paul, South St. Paul and Randolph and general counsel to the South Metro Fire Department
  • A past president of the Minnesota City Attorneys’ Association
  • J.D. degree, William Mitchell College of Law; B.A. degree Augustana College

Bridget McCauley Nason

LeVander, Gillen & Miller, P.A.

  • Attorney with LeVander, Gillen & Miller, P.A.
  • Assistant city attorney for the cities of Inver Grove Heights, Mahtomedi, South St. Paul, and West St. Paul
  • Previously worked as a law clerk in the civil division of the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office
  • J.D. degree, University of Minnesota Law School; B.A. degree, Loyola University

Sarah Sonsalla

Kennedy & Graven, Chartered

Sarah J. Sonsalla

  • Shareholder at Kennedy & Graven, Chartered
  • City attorney for the cities of Sandstone and Lake City, and general counsel to Local Government Information Systems (LOGIS), a joint powers intergovernmental consortium of Minnesota local government units that provides technology services
  • Assistant city attorney for the cities of Oakdale, Faribault, New Prague, Kenyon, Minnetrista, Medina, Shakopee, and Mounds View
  • Conducted various training sessions for local government officials and employees on subjects such as the Open Meeting Law, the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act and other local government issues
  • J.D. degree, University of Minnesota Law School; B.A. degree, University of Wisconsin – La Crosse

Marshall H. Tanick

Meyer Njus Tankick, PA

  • Senior partner with the law firm of Hellmuth & Johnson PLLC
  • Practices in wide variety of legal matters, with emphasis on employment law; constitutional law, including defamation, privacy, and other communications; education law; animal law; pet law; land law; and business disputes
  • Named a Certified Civil Litigation Specialist by the Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Former journalist and editor and frequent contributor to law and business publications
  • J.D. degree, top honors and Order of the Coif, Stanford Law School; B.A. degree, University of Minnesota
  • Can be contacted at 952-460-9241 or [email protected]
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Product ID: 390823
Published 2013
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