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Legislative Update on 2021 Public Records Bills

Tuesday, June 15, 2021
10 AM - 11 AM
Cost: FREE
Credits: WAPRO, CML for city elected officials - see below

 

REGISTER

This webinar will be recorded, and all preregistered attendees will receive a link to view the recording.


Webinar Overview

Since the Public Records Act (PRA) was adopted by Washington voters in 1972, the state legislature has amended the statute and other records statutes many times, especially in the last several years. Public records practitioners must stay on top of these statutory changes to remain in compliance with the law, particularly in the face of significant technological advances that have considerably changed the number, size, and complexity of the records that local governments across Washington must manage and disclose.


Educational Objectives

This webinar, presented in partnership with WAPRO, will discuss the most significant public records bills passed during the 2021 Legislative Session.


Who Should Attend?

Attorneys/legal staff of local governments, as well as private attorneys with local government clients, elected officials, public record officers (PRO) and other staff who work with public records requests.


Presenters

  • 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 since 2003. Over the last five 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.
  • (Moderator) 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.

Credits

  • Meets WAPRO certification and recertification requirements (1 hour for Category C, course # C000040)
  • 1.0 credit towards a Certificate of Municipal Leadership (CML) from the Association of Washington Cities (AWC)

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