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Alabama Center for Open Government

(A member of NFOIC)

University of Alabama Journalism Department
Box 870172
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
Contact: Ed Mullins, ALACOG co-chair
Phone: 205.348.7155
Email: mullins@jn.ua.edu

QUICK FOI INFORMATION

Open Meetings Law Al. Code §36-12-40 et seq.
Closed: Attorney-client meetings; discussions where "character or good name" of a person is involved; and grand jury and juvenile proceedings.

Open Records Law Al. Code §36-25A-1 et seq.
Exempt: Banking, juvenile court, hospital and probation reports; identity of Medicaid recipients; reports of suspected disease cases; tax and financial statements.

Alabama Archives
624 Washington Ave.
Montgomery, AL 36130-0100
Phone (334) 242-4435
Email Mark.Palmer@archives.alabama.gov
http://www.archives.state.al.us/

CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF ALABAMA

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CONTACTS

Alabama Attorney General
Alabama State House
11 South Union Street
Montgomery, AL 36130
Phone (334) 242-7300
http://www.ago.state.al.us/

Alabama State Bar
415 Dexter Avenue
Montgomery, AL 36104
Phone (205) 269-1515
Email information@alabar.org
http://www.alabar.org/

Alabama Press Association
Alabama Newspaper Advertising Service, Inc.
3324 Independence Drive, Suite 200
Birmingham, Alabama 35209
Phone (205) 871-7737
Fax (205) 871-7740
http://www.alabamapress.org

State Sunshine Chair
Gregory Enns
Alabama Center for Open Government
Tuscaloosa News
315 28th Ave.
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
Phone (205) 722-0191
Fax (205) 722-0187
Email gregory.enns@tuscaloosanews.com

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FORM LETTERS

The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press
1101 Wilson Blvd., Suite 1100
Arlington, Virginia 22209
Phone (800) 336-4243 or (703) 807-2100
Email rcfp@rcfp.org
FOIA Letter Generator

 

Student Press Law Center
1101 Wilson Blvd., Suite 1100
Arlington, Virginia 22209
Phone (703) 807-1904
Email splc@splc.org
Request Letter Generator

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PUBLICATIONS

Alabama Newspaper Legal Manual, edited by Bill Keller and Dennis Bailey. No publisher indicated, 1988. 10 p.

From the text: "Alabama Courtrooms have a history of openness. Before most Alabamians moved from the farm, sessions of the local circuit court provided much high entertainment." Sections include access to the courts, access to government meetings, public records, privacy and libel.
Format: Pamphlet. 11 1/2 in.
Order from:
Alabama Press Association
Alabama Newspaper Advertising Service, Inc.
3324 Independence Drive, Suite 200
Birmingham, Alabama 35209
Phone (205) 871-7737
Fax (205) 871-7740
http://www.alabamapress.org/

Guide to Alabama Court Procedures Montgomery, AL: Administrative Office of Courts, 1995. 42 p.
This pamphlet was prepared to help the public understand Alabama's judicial system and processes. As such, it is also useful to the novice reporter or editor wanting an introduction to the courts, their jurisdictions and their procedures. A glossary is included, and the text is supplemented by several excellent charts.

Format: Pamphlet. 11 1/2 in.
Order from:
Administrative Office of Courts
300 Dexter Ave.
Montgomery, AL 36104-3741
Phone (334) 954-5000
http://www.alacourt.gov/

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