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Public Records Act Training: From A to Z (Burlington)

This class is full. You can add yourself to the waitlist, or you can register for one of our other dates/locations.

Monday, March 4, 2019
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Burlington Public Library – address & directions below

$125/person – maximum of 75 attendees
Credits Available: 5.0 CLE, WAPRO certification requirements, public records training requirements, CML for elected officials – see below



Read about scholarship opportunities. Registration deadline: Monday, February 25. Cancellation policy: full refund if canceled by February 27, $15 administrative charge applied if canceled after February 27. No refunds for same-day cancellations or no-shows.

Workshop Overview

This full-day 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. MRSC is bringing this popular workshop to six different locations across Washington State in February and March 2019. Attendees can earn CLE or WAPRO certification/recertification requirements, and this curriculum meets Open Government Training Act requirements for public officials.

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 practical tips, a review of recent PRA case law, a look at the “Top Ten” PRA challenges local governments are currently experiencing, and a discussion about how technology can help and hinder records retention and production.

Workshop Agenda

Coffee, tea, water, fruit and pastry provided in the morning; lunch not included.

9:30—10:15 am Public Records Act basics
10:15—10:45 am PRA Alphabet Soup: From A to Z
10:45—11 am BREAK
11—11:20 am Interactive Session: Test your PRA knowledge
11:20 am—12 pm The PRA and Lessons Learned
Guest speaker TBA
12—1 pm LUNCH
1—2 pm 2018 PRA case law update
2—2:45 pm Interactive session: Common PRA challenges
2:45—3:00 pm BREAK
3:00—3:30 pm Technology and the PRA: A help (and a hindrance)

Who Should Attend?

  • Local government attorneys, new and seasoned public records officers, and elected officials seeking to learn up-to-date information about the PRA and meet the Open Government Trainings Act requirements.


  • Flannary Collins, MRSC Managing Attorney
  • Sarah Doar, MRSC Legal Consultant
  • Morgan Damerow, Assistant Attorney General, Local Government Consultation Program


Thank You To Our Sponsors!

Location & Directions

Burlington Public Library
Burlington Rotary Community Meeting Room
820 E. Washington Ave.
Burlington, WA 98233
(360) 755-0760