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Public Records Act Basics & More - Virtual Workshop

Dates: March 17, March 23, March 31, and April 6, 2021
Morning Session, 9 AM - 12 PM
Afternoon Session, 1 PM - 4 PM

Cost: $140 for two sessions - maximum of 75 attendees per any one session
Credits: Meets Open Government Training Act requirements, CLE, WAPRO, CML for city elected officials (see below)

When registering: please be prepared to select a morning session and an afternoon session. You can opt to attend both sessions on the same day or split attendance between different dates.

REGISTER

Registration closes at 12 PM on the day before each workshop: i.e., March 16, March 22, March 30, and April 5. This webinar will not be recorded. All cancellations before the registration deadline are subject to a $15 administrative fee; no refunds for no-shows or cancellations after the registration deadline. Read about scholarship opportunities.


Workshop Overview

This two-session virtual workshop will provide an in-depth review of the Public Records Act (PRA), starting with the PRA basics and then delving into more advanced PRA issues, as well as covering public records management. MRSC is conducting this popular workshop online four days in March and April 2021.


Educational Objectives

This training will help your local government stay in compliance with the increasingly demanding world of public records requests and records retention by providing a solid foundation in the basics of the PRA, practical tips, a review of the PRA request process, and other related topics. Attendees will also have access to a pre-recorded PRA and OPMA Case Law Update - 2021 webinar for no additional charge.


Workshop Agenda

The Morning session will focus on the basics of the Public Records Act, including an in-depth exploration of the legal aspects of the law. The Afternoon session will cover the more practical process of responding to a records request.

When registering, attendees should select a Morning Session and an Afternoon Session, although sessions need not be on the same day.

Morning Session
9:00—10:30 am Public Records Act basics
10:30—10:45 am Break
10:45 am—12 pm Basics continued; Interactive Discussion
Afternoon Session
1:00—2:15 pm 5 Steps in a PRA Request, Part I
2:15—2:30 pm Break
2:30—3:15 pm 5 Steps in a PRA Request, Part II
3:15—4 pm Questions, Discussion, and Advanced Topics

Who Should Attend?

Local government attorneys, new and seasoned public records officers, and elected officials seeking to meet the Open Government Trainings Act requirements.


Presenters

  • Sarah Doar, Legal Consultant, MRSC. Before joining MRSC, Sarah served as a Civil Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for Island County, advising county leaders on many aspects of government business, including public records. Sarah also practiced land use, environmental, public records, and appellate law in Florida for over eight years.
  • Linda Gallagher, Legal Consultant, MRSC. Linda previously served as a Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for King County and as an Assistant Attorney General. Linda’s municipal law experience includes risk management, torts, civil rights, transit, employment, workers compensation, eminent domain, vehicle licensing, law enforcement, corrections, and public health.

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Credits

CLE credits are from the Washington State Bar Association. See table below for CLE ID numbers for each AM and PM session.

CLE ID Title Start Date Max Credits
1159371 Public Records Act Basics & More - Virtual Workshop - AM Session 3/17/2021 2.75
1159378 Public Records Act Basics & More - Virtual Workshop - PM Session 3/17/2021 2.75
1160123 Public Records Act Basics & More - Virtual Workshop - AM Session 3/23/2021 2.75
1160126 Public Records Act Basics & More - Virtual Workshop - PM Session 3/23/2021 2.75
1160124 Public Records Act Basics & More - Virtual Workshop - AM Session 3/31/2021 2.75
1160127 Public Records Act Basics & More - Virtual Workshop - PM Session 3/31/2021 2.75
1160125 Public Records Act Basics & More - Virtual Workshop - AM Session 4/6/2021 2.75
1160128 Public Records Act Basics & More - Virtual Workshop - PM Session 4/6/2021 2.75

WAPRO Category B credits are for Washington Association of Public Records Officers (WAPRO) certification/recertification. See the table below for the course code number that corresponds to each AM and PM session.

Course Code Title Start Date Hours
B000178 Public Records Act Basics & More - AM Session 3/17/2021 2.75
B000179 Public Records Act Basics & More - PM Session 3/17/2021 2.75
B000180 Public Records Act Basics & More - AM Session 3/23/2021 2.75
B000181 Public Records Act Basics & More - PM Session 3/23/2021 2.75
B000182 Public Records Act Basics & More - AM Session 3/31/2021 2.75
B000183 Public Records Act Basics & More - PM Session 3/31/2021 2.75
B000184 Public Records Act Basics & More - AM Session 4/6/2021 2.75
B000185 Public Records Act Basics & More - PM Session 4/6/2021 2.75

Other Credits:


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