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Public Records Act Basics & More Workshop – Pasco

Monday, March 23, 2020
9 AM - 4 PM
Columbia Basin Community College – address & directions below

$125/person – maximum of 60 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: Friday, March 20 at 12 PM. Cancellation policy: All cancellations before the registration deadline are subject to a $15 administrative fee; no refunds for no-shows or same-day cancellations.

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 seven different locations across Washington State in March and April 2020. 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 real-life PRA challenges local governments are currently experiencing, a review of the PRA request process, and other related topics.

Workshop Agenda

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

9:00—10:15 am Public Records Act basics
10:15—10:30 am Break
10:30 am—12 pm 2019 PRA Case Law Update with Morgan Damerow
12:00—1:00 pm LUNCH
1:00—1:30 pm Real Life PRA Experiences
1:30—2:30 pm 5 Steps in a PRA Request, Part I
2:30—2:45 pm Break
2:45—3:30 pm 5 Steps in a PRA Request, Part II
3:30—4:00 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.


  • Morgan Damerow, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General’s Office Local Government Consultation Program. Morgan is one of the program consultants and the program’s lead attorney. 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.
  • Linda Gallagher, Legal Consultant, MRSC: Linda is an attorney and certified mediator. Prior to joining MRSC, Linda served as a Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for King County and as an Assistant Attorney General.


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Location & Directions

Columbia Basin Community College
SWL Building, Room 117
2600 N 20th Ave
Pasco, WA 99301