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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 Missouri 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 Missouri law •Determine what public records are not subject to disclosure •Solve your toughest problems with creating, retaining and producing public records •Avoid penalties and litigation for failing to comply with public records and open meetings laws
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Agenda

Brief Overview of the Various Laws Governing Open Records and Meetings
— Joseph E. Martineau
  • Common (Court-Made) Law, Missouri Open Records Law, Missouri Sunshine Law and Federal Law – The Freedom of Information Act and Open Meetings Act
The Missouri Sunshine Law – To Whom and to What Does It Apply and Who Can Use It?
— Robert M. Heggie and John W. Maupin
  • What Is a Public Governmental Body?
  • What Is a Public Record?
  • What Is a Public Meeting?
  • What Is a Public Vote?
Issues With Public Records
— John M. Hessel
  • Proprietary and Confidential Information
Policy Issues, Presumption of Access and Burden of Proof Under the Sunshine Law
— John M. Hessel
Meetings and Votes of Public Governmental Bodies
— Robert M. Heggie
  • Requirements for Public Meetings, Including Place, Notice, Voting and Minutes
Exceptions to the Sunshine Law
— Robert M. Heggie, John W. Maupin and Mark Sableman
  • Enumerated Exceptions and Materials Exempted by Other Statutes
Judicial and Legislative Developments
— Robert M. Heggie and John W. Maupin
Media Perspectives and Interests
— Joseph E. Martineau and Mark Sableman
  • Timeliness of Production
  • Electronic Production
  • Investigative Reports
  • Crisis Management
Duties of Records Custodians in Responding to Record Requests
— Robert M. Heggie and John W. Maupin
  • Procedure and Time for Responding to Requests
  • Fees for Responding to Requests and Duty to Explain Refusal or Redaction
Record Retention and Email Retention
— Robert M. Heggie and Joseph E. Martineau
Enforcement of the Sunshine Law and Penalties for Violations
— Robert M. Heggie and John W. Maupin
Law Enforcement Records
— Joseph E. Martineau
  • Sunshine Law
  • Other Laws Applicable to Law Enforcement Records
Court Records
— Robert M. Heggie
  • Supreme Court Operating Rule 2 and Juvenile Court Records
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Faculty

Joseph E. Martineau

Joseph E. Martineau – Moderator

Lewis Rice LLC

  • Member of the law firm of Lewis, Rice & Fingersh, L.C.
  • Practices in the areas of media and communications, intellectual property, lender liability and creditors’ rights, banking and commercial litigation
  • Licensed to practice law in the states of Missouri and Illinois
  • Adjunct professor at Washington University and a frequent writer on media law related issues
  • J.D. degree, magna cum laude, St. Louis University School of Law; B.A. degree, magna cum laude, Stonehill College
  • Can be contacted at 314-444-7600 or [email protected]
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John W. Maupin – Moderator

Eckenrode-Maupin

  • Senior trial attorney with Eckenrode Maupin
  • City attorney for Ladue
  • Practice areas are medical negligence defense, construction litigation, municipal law and real estate
  • Former lecturer for UMKC School of Law Continuing Legal Education
  • Former chair, Missouri Ethics Commission
  • Former assistant chief counsel, Missouri Highway and Transportation Commission
  • J.D. and B.A. degrees, University of Missouri-Columbia
  • Can be contacted at 314-726-6670 or [email protected]
Robert M. Heggie

Robert M. Heggie

Avwyck LLC dba Albin & Associates

  • Practiced law in St. Louis for 21 years with Stewart, Mittleman, Heggie & Henry & Albin L.L.C.
  • City attorney for Chesterfield
  • Practice focused on municipal law, governmental regulation and civil litigation
  • Served as general counsel for numerous political organizations and not-for-profit corporations
  • Extensive first-chair jury and bench trial experience
  • Former CPA at a St. Louis accounting firm and a Fortune 500 company
  • Can be contacted at 314-863-8484 or [email protected]
John M. Hessel

John M. Hessel

Lewis Rice LLC

  • Vice chairman of Litigation Department and member of Management Committee of Lewis, Rice & Fingersh, L.C.
  • City attorney for Kirkwood and Florissant
  • Practices municipal law, media and communications law, commercial litigation, intellectual property, complex litigation and class action
  • Frequent speaker on Missouri Sunshine Law
  • Received proclamation from Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis for Civic Duty in April 2008
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for 2009
  • Can be contacted at 314-444-7600 or [email protected]
Mark Sableman

Mark Sableman

Thompson Coburn LLP

  • Partner with Thompson Coburn LLP in St. Louis
  • Litigation practice focuses on media, Internet, technology and intellectual property law
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America since 1996 for First Amendment Law
  • Writer of More Speech, Not Less: Communications Law in the Information Age, published by Southern Illinois University Press in 1997, and many other articles in law reviews and trade publications
  • Previously taught Internet law, and censorship and free expression as an adjunct professor at Washington University School of Law
  • Can be contacted at 314-552-6000 or [email protected]
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Product ID: 390433
Published 2013
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