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Public Records Act Training: From A to Z (Olympia - March 25)

Monday, March 25, 2019
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Attorney General's Tumwater Office – address & directions below

$125/person – maximum of 90 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: Sunday, March 24. Cancellation policy: full refund if canceled by March 20, $15 administrative charge applied if canceled after March 20. 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 Lessons Learned from a PRO
Guest speaker: Jennifer Sperline, Snohomish County PRO
12—1 pm LUNCH
1—1:45 pm Interactive session: Top 10 PRA challenges
1:45—2:15 pm 2018 PRA case law review
2:15—2:30 pm BREAK
2:30—3:15 pm Technology and the PRA: A help (and a hindrance)
3:15—3:30 pm Final musings

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

Office of the Attorney General - Tumwater Office
7141 Cleanwater Dr. SW
Olympia, WA 98501
​(360) 586-7777