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

Uncertain how public records and open meetings laws apply to you? Find out what New Jersey 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, or if you seek to obtain any government records, you need to know the ins and outs of state public records and open meetings laws. Purchase these reference materials and you will get a practical understanding of how these laws operate. 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 •Avoid penalties and litigation for failing to comply with public records and open meetings laws •Find out which meetings - of which bodies - are open meetings under New Jersey law •Learn how to request public records and to spot exceptions to open meetings and public records laws •Solve your toughest problems with creating, retaining and producing public records
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Agenda

This seminar will be presented by Jeffrey Kantowitz, Esq. and Hon. Elizabeth Abruzese Mason.
New Jersey's Public Records Law (OPRA)
  • What Are Public Records?
  • New Jersey Open Public Records Act (NJSA 47:1A-1 et seq.) and the Common Law Right to Access
    • Definitions
    • Inspection
    • Official Custodian
    • Rules and Regulations
  • Records Exempt From Public Inspection
  • Government Records Council
    • Procedures and Process
    • Remedies
New Jersey's Public Records Law (Continued)
  • Procedure for Inspecting Public Records
    • Request
    • Response to Request
    • Record Not Available
    • Overly Burdensome Request
    • Copies of Records
    • Fees
  • Penalties for Noncompliance
  • Award of Attorneys' Fees
New Jersey's Public Records Law (Continued)
New Jersey's Open Public Meetings Act/Sunshine Law (NJSA 10:4-6 et seq.)
  • Purpose and Intent
  • Who Is Subject to the Law?
  • What Constitutes a Meeting?
  • Exceptions: Closed Meetings and Executive Sessions
  • Minutes Requirement
  • Enforcement, Remedies and Penalties
New Jersey's Open Public Meetings Act/Sunshine Law (NJSA 10:4-6 et seq.) (Continued)
Destruction of Public Records Law (NJSA 47:3-15 et seq.)
  • Application
  • Interpretation
  • Compliance
  • Procedures
Recent Developments in Government Records
  • Case Law
  • Applications
  • Practical Considerations
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This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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Faculty

Jeffrey Kantowitz, Esq.

Jeffrey Kantowitz, Esq.

Law Office of Abe Rappaport

  • Of counsel to Law Office of Abe Rappaport
  • Practices concentrates on land use law and zoning, including municipal board development applications and administrative agency process, land use litigation, affordable housing/Mount Laurel law, and appellate advocacy
  • Former member of board of directors of Land Use Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Former adjunct instructor at Seton Hall University Law School
  • J.D. degree, Harvard Law School; B.A. degree, summa cum laude, Yeshiva University
  • Can be contacted at 973-785-1799 or [email protected]
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Product ID: 390805
Published 2013
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