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Webinar: Top 10 Public Records Act Tips

Tuesday, August 28, 2018
11 AM - 12 PM
Cost: $35
Credits Available: 1.0 CLE, meets public records training requirements – see below



Registration closes Monday, August 27 at 12 pm. Read about scholarship opportunities.

Webinar Overview

Flannary Collins, MRSC Managing Attorney, and Jessica Nadelman, Assistant City Attorney for Seattle, will cover the top ten (or twenty!) Public Records Act (PRA) issues that local governments currently grapple with.

Educational Objectives

This webinar will provide you with practical tips on how agencies with multiple departments and multiple public records officers can coordinate and be consistent with their PRA responses, and where it makes more sense for responses to vary.

With a little something for everyone, we will take you through a tour of common PRA conundrums faced by various agency departments, including human resources, law enforcement, public works, and planning and, of course, the myriad of PRA challenges faced by the public records officer.

Who Should Attend?

  • Attorneys/ legal staff of local governments, private attorneys with local government clients, public record officers, and any local government staff that work to fulfill PRA requests


  • Flannary Collins is the Managing Attorney for MRSC. She first joined the organization as a legal consultant in August 2013 after working for ten years as the assistant city attorney for the city of Shoreline. At MRSC, Flannary enjoys providing legal guidance to municipalities through inquiry assistance and in-person trainings on municipal issues, with a heavy emphasis on the Public Records Act.
  • Jessica Nadelman has served as an Assistant City Attorney with the Seattle City Attorney’s Office for nine years. She serves as Seattle’s senior legal advisor on public records, privacy, and data sharing matters. In that role, Jessica advises City departments, represents the City in litigation, oversees compliance, and conducts frequent trainings.