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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 Nebraska 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 •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 •Comply with notice requirements that apply to open meetings •Learn to spot exceptions to open meetings and public records laws
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Agenda

This seminar will be Presented by David J.A. Bargen, Sheila A. Bentzen and Mark A. Fahleson.
Overview of the Open Meetings Act
  • Coverage
  • Common Questions
  • Recent Changes
  • Potential Penalties for Noncompliance
Application of the Open Meetings Act
  • Interpretation
  • Attorney General Opinions and Court Decisions
  • Common Mistakes
Overview and Application of Public Records Law
  • Basic Provisions
  • Definition of Public Record
  • Retaining Public Records
  • Responding to Public Record Requests
  • Exception to Disclosure
  • Denials of Access – Explanation, Remedies and Penalty
Litigation, Public Records and the Open Meetings Act
Open Meetings in the Broader Context
  • Conflicts of Interest
  • Bidding Procedures
  • Miscellaneous Topics
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Online Manual

This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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Faculty

David J.A. Bargen

David J.A. Bargen – Moderator

Rembolt Ludtke LLP

  • Partner with Rembolt Ludtke LLP
  • Practice focuses primarily on municipal and governmental law, water and natural resources law, and civil litigation
  • City attorney for two Nebraska municipalities
  • Represents a number of municipalities, natural resources districts, public power and irrigation districts, and the State of Nebraska as special assistant attorney general in specific litigation or other matters
  • Clerked two years for a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • Frequent presenter on public entity and water/natural resources legal topics
  • J.D. degree, high distinction, Order of the Coif, University of Nebraska College of Law; M.P.A. degree, University of Nebraska at Omaha; B.S. degree in political science and public administration, cum laude, University of Nebraska at Kearney
  • Can be contacted at 402-475-5100 or [email protected]
Sheila A. Bentzen

Sheila A. Bentzen – Moderator

Rembolt Ludtke LLP

  • Attorney with Rembolt Ludtke LLP
  • Practice focuses primarily on municipal and governmental law, and civil litigation
  • Assistant city attorney for two Nebraska municipalities
  • Former city council member for the City of Ashland, Nebraska
  • J.D. degree, highest distinction, University of Iowa College of Law; B.A. degree, highest distinction, University of Nebraska at Lincoln
  • Can be contacted at 402-475-5100 or [email protected]
Mark A. Fahleson

Mark A. Fahleson – Moderator

Rembolt Ludtke LLP

  • Partner with Rembolt Ludtke LLP
  • Practice focuses primarily on municipal law and governmental law, labor and employment law, and employee benefits
  • City attorney or assistant city attorney for three Nebraska municipalities
  • Frequent speaker and writer on municipal and labor and employment related topics
  • Selected as a Leading Individual – Employment Lawyers in Nebraska for Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business since 2006
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers® in America for labor and employment law since 2007
  • J.D. degree, with high distinction, and B.S. degree, University of Nebraska
  • Can be contacted at 402-475-5100 or [email protected]
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Product ID: 391396
Published 2013
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