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PRA and OPMA Case Law Update - 2021

Tuesday, January 26, 2021
10 AM - 11 AM
Cost: $35
Credits: CLE, WAPRO, CML for city elected officials (see below)


Registration closes Monday, January 25 at 5 PM. This webinar will be recorded, and all preregistered attendees will receive a link to view the recording. Read about scholarship opportunities.

Webinar Overview

This webinar will review trends in recent litigation impacting the Public Records Act (PRA) and the Open Public Meetings Act (OPMA). Staying abreast of current PRA and OPMA case law is crucial for local government employees and officials to avoid liability.

Educational Objectives

This webinar will help inform local governments about recent litigation that may affect an agency’s OPMA or PRA compliance by reviewing the cases that matter most to local governments. Attendees will leave the webinar with the knowledge base for reviewing their agency’s PRA and OPMA programs for compliance.

Who Should Attend?

Local government attorneys/legal staff, private attorneys with local government clients, and public record officers (PROs).


  • Morgan Damerow, Assistant Attorney General, Washington State Attorney General’s Office (AGO). Morgan is the Lead Attorney at the AGO’s Local Government Consultation Program as well as one of the program consultants. Morgan has been with the state for 16 years. Over the last four years, he has represented dozens of state agencies in significant PRA cases in front of trial courts, the Court of Appeals, and the State Supreme Court.
  • Sarah Doar, Legal Consultant, MRSC. Before joining MRSC, Sarah served as a Civil Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for Island County, defending it in Growth Management Act and land use litigation and advising county leaders on many aspects of government business. Sarah also practiced land use, environmental, and appellate law in Florida for over eight years.


Refund policy: Refunds of the webinar fee will be provided minus a $5.00 administrative fee if registration is canceled by 12 PM on Monday, January 25. If you are registered for the webinar and unable to attend, you will still be able to view the recorded webinar afterwards. However, if you cancel your registration, you will not receive a link to the recording.