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

Uncertain how public records and open meetings laws apply to you? Find out what New Mexico 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'll 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 •Comply with notice requirements that apply to open meetings •Learn how to avoid getting more than you bargained for when requesting records •Eliminate problems upfront by learning exceptions to the Inspection of Public Records Act
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Agenda

Open Meetings Act
— Albert Lama
  • Safeguards for Compliance With the Open Meetings Act Requirements
  • Public Participation in Meetings
  • Notice, Agenda and Minute Requirements
IPRA-Public Records in the Electronic Age
  • What Records Are Subject to Inspection and How Is the Process Supposed to Work?
  • What Is a Public Record?
  • Retention vs. Inspection: Is There a Difference?
  • Practical Considerations
Exceptions to the IPRA
— Jennifer A. Clements and Christina C. Sheehan
  • What are the Exceptions to IPRA and Where Can I Find Them?
  • The Elimination of the 'Rule of Reason' Public Policy Exception
  • Executive Privilege in New Mexico and Its Limits
  • The Confidentiality of Certain Public Records -  When the Agency Has No Choice     
  • Specific Exceptions and Privileges Recognized by IPRA and Other Laws
Practical Point of View for the Requestor
— Amy B. Bailey
  • Requesting the Records You Seek
  • How to Avoid Getting More Than You Bargained For
  • What You Should Expect in Return From the Records Custodians
Records That Inform the Public
— Julie Ann Grimm
  • How Journalists Use Public Records to Inform the Community
  • Typical Roadblocks and Tactics for Getting Through Them
  • What Governments Can Do To Follow the Spirit and Letter of the Law
Case Law Update
— Jennifer A. Clements and Christina C. Sheehan
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This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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Amy Bailey

City Of Albuquerque Legal Dept

Amy B. Bailey

  • Licensed attorney in the State of New Mexico
  • Currently the city clerk for the City of Albuquerque, in charge of administering all municipal elections, public records and open meetings for the City
  • Previously practicing in the areas of family law, corporate law and employment law

Jennifer A. Clements

Modrall Sperling Law Firm

  • Associate with Modrall, Sperling, Roehl, Harris & Sisk, P.A.
  • Practices natural resources law, water resources and quality, mining law, and utility law
  • J.D. degree, William and Mary School of Law, B.A. degree, New Mexico State University
  • Can be contacted at 505-353-0180 or [email protected]

Julie Ann Grimm

Santa Fe New Mexican

  • Journalist at The Santa Fe New Mexican, covering local government in Santa Fe since 2003
  • Began New Mexico career at the Associated Press Albuquerque Bureau
  • President of the Society of Professional Journalists, Rio Grande Chapter, 2011-12
  • Bachelor's degree, University of Missouri School of Journalism

Albert Lama, Chief Deputy Attorney General

New Mexico Department Of Taxation & Revenue

  • Practiced government law for the past 22 years
  • Began public law career as staff counsel to the New Mexico Department of Public Safety
  • December 1990, began working as an assistant attorney general for Attorney General Hal Stratton and has served in the administrations of three other Attorneys General, in a variety of capacities
  • 2007, was appointed by Attorney General King to present position of Chief Deputy Attorney General
  • Member of the State Bar of New Mexico, Federal District Court, New Mexico and served as President of the Public Law Section of the New Mexico State Bar
  • July 2006, was appointed by the New Mexico Board of Bar Commissioners to a four year term on the Judicial Standards Commission
  • Former U. S. Delegate to South Korea and the Republic of Turkey for the American Council of Young Political Leaders
  • Currently serves as board president for Southwest Care Center, a Santa Fe based non-profit organization that serves the medical needs of New Mexicans living with HIV/AIDS
  • 2010, awarded the Nelson Kempsky award for Management and Leadership by the Conference of Western Attorney’s General
  • Most recently received the National Association of Attorney's General, Marvin Award for leadership and achievement in advancing the goals of the Association
  • J.D. degree, Creighton University School of Law in Omaha, Nebraska; B.A. degree in English, University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona

Christina C. Sheehan

Modrall Sperling Law Firm

  • Associate with Modrall, Sperling, Roehl, Harris & Sisk, P.A.
  • Practices in the Natural Resources Department and Litigation Department
  • New Mexico section for the Open Government Guide published by the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press (co-wrote with Patrick J. Rogers), 2011
  • J.D. degree, cum laude, University of New Mexico; B.A. degree, Vassar College
  • Can be contacted at 505-848-1868 or [email protected]
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Product ID: 384101
Published 2013
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