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PRA Deep Dive: Attorney-Client Communication and Work Product

Thursday, September 22, 2022
10 AM - 11:30 AM
Cost: $40 (Scholarships Available - See Below)
Credits: CLE (Pending Approval), WAPRO (Pending Approval)



Registration closes on Wednesday, September 21 at 5 PM. All registrants will also receive a link to view the webinar recording.
We can only provide certificates of attendance to those who register and attend the live webinar.

Webinar Overview

The Public Records Act exempts from disclosure an attorney’s work product, as well as the privileged communication between an attorney and their client. In order to assert these exemptions, public records practitioners must first have a strong understanding of the meaning of these terms in the unique public records context. Working under the direction of their agency attorney, practitioners must then determine whether or not to assert the exemption. Join us for this PRA Deep Dive webinar where we will tackle these nuanced and often difficult to apply exemptions.

Educational Objectives

This webinar will dive into how to apply the Public Records Act exemptions for attorney work product and attorney-client communication. It will also cover records management and search tips. Extra time is allotted for questions and answers, and registrants are invited to submit questions in advance.

Who Should Attend?

Public record officers and staff, attorneys/legal staff of local governments, as well as private attorneys with local government clients, and other staff who work with public records requests.


  • Charlotte Archer, Municipal Attorney, Inslee Best. Charlotte’s practice focuses exclusively on municipal law. She serves as general and deputy counsel to public agencies in Washington including the cities of Port Orchard and Pacific. Charlotte regularly oversees her clients’ public records administration, including advising on disclosure exemptions, and has extensive experience litigating claims arising under the public records act.
  • Sarah Doar, Legal Consultant, MRSC. Sarah joined MRSC in September 2018, after serving as Civil Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for Island County. At MRSC, Sarah provides advice to municipalities on many aspects of government, including compliance with public records and open meeting laws, land use issues, and environmental law.


This training is eligible for:

Training Scholarships

  • The Washington Counties Risk Pool (WCRP) will provide one (1) training scholarship per member-county for this webinar. Those wishing to take advantage of the offer are asked to contact your county risk manager to request the registration code before you register. To learn if you are a WCRP member or if you have questions about scholarship opportunities, please contact
  • Washington Cities Insurance Authority (WCIA) Members: This MRSC webinar qualifies for reimbursement under WCIA’s Training Reimbursement Program and is eligible for reimbursement upon program completion. Program can be applied under the entity’s annual 1 percent training reimbursement allotment. Requestors must confer with their entity’s assigned WCIA Delegate and/or Alternate for reimbursement authorization. Requests must be submitted through the WCIA Origami Member Portal by the designated Origami user. For questions about reimbursement or determine your WCIA Delegate, Alternate or Origami user, contact WCIA Member Services at
  • Read about other scholarship opportunities.

Payment Policy: Payment for this webinar is completed online by credit card only. If you need to be billed, there will be a $5.00 administrative fee added to your registration fee. Please contact if you need to request an invoice for this webinar.

Refund Policy: Refunds of the webinar fee will be provided in full if registration is canceled before Wednesday, September 21 at 11:59 PM. After that, refunds will be provided minus a $5.00 administrative fee up until the start of the webinar. Please contact if you need to request a refund on the morning of the webinar.

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.