Colorado FOI Resources

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Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition

(A member of NFOIC)

1336 Glenarm Place
Denver, CO 80204
Contact: Jeff Roberts, Executive Director
Phone 303-571-5117 Ext. 13; Fax 303-376-2401
Email jroberts@coloradofoic.org
http://coloradofoic.org/


QUICK FOI INFORMATION

Open Records Law C.R.S. 24-72-201 et seq.
Exempt: At discretion of custodian: Records of investigations; test questions; details of research projects being conducted by the state; real estate appraisals; and motor vehicle license photographs. Custodian must Exempt: Medical data; personnel files; letters of reference; trade secrets; library records; addresses of public school children; and sexual harassment complaints under investigation.

Open Meetings Law C.R.S. 24-6-401 et seq.
Closed: Social gatherings and chance meetings; property matters; attorney conferences; negotiations with employee organizations; personnel; and student discipline.

CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF COLORADO

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CONTACTS

Office of the Attorney General
Department of Law
1525 Sherman Street
Denver, CO 80203
Phone (303) 866-4500
Fax (303)866-5691
http://www.ago.state.co.us/index.cfm

Colorado Bar Association
1900 Grant Street, Suite 900
Denver, Colorado 80203
Phone (303) 860-1115 or (800) 332-6736 (in Colorado)
Fax (303) 894-0821
http://www.cobar.org/index.htm

Colorado Press Association
336 Glenarm Place
Denver, CO 80204
Phone (303) 571-5117
http://www.coloradopressassociation.com/

State Sunshine Chair
George Garties
The Associated Press
1444 Wazee St. #130
Denver, CO 80202
Phone (303) 825-0123
Fax (303) 892-5927
E-mail ggarties@ap.org

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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

A Guide to Freedom of Information Laws of the State of Colorado

This brochure includes a summary of state freedom of information laws, including the sunshine law, the public records law, the criminal justice records law, the Colorado jail records law and the open meetings law. For each law, the brochure describes the legislative intent, how the law has been interpreted in the courts and information on violations. Procedures for protesting closed meetings or other violations of law are described. The brochure includes a sample request for access to court hearings and information about requesting access for cameras to courtrooms.

Format: Brochure. 8 1/2 in.
Order from:
Colorado Press Association
The Press Building
1336 Glenarm Place
Denver, CO 80204
Phone (303) 571-5117
 

Reporters' Guide to Colorado Courts: An Informal Guide to Courtroom Procedures and Legal Terms Used in the Judicial System of Colorado

Produced by the Public Education Committee of the Colorado Supreme Court with assistance from the Colorado Bar-Press Committee. Denver, CO: Colorado Judicial Department, 1996. 62 p.

The booklet's purpose is to provide information about the law and the legal system. The text is designed to guide reporters through the judicial system and offer them a better selection of sources for their work. A glossary is included.

Price: $6 plus shipping and handling
Format: Pamphlet. 8 in. Order from:
Colorado Judicial Department
1301 Pennsylvania Ave., Suite 300
Denver, CO 80203
Phone (303) 861-1111
 

A Reporter's Guide to Colorado's Public-Records and Open-Meetings Laws

by James J. Brodell, Metropolitan State College of Denver, Department of Journalism, 1995, 36 p., including appendices.
Price: $6 plus shipping and handling
Format: Pamphlet, 8-1/2 by 11 in.
Order from:

Metropolitan State College of Denver
Department of Journalism
P.O. Box 173362
Campus Box 76
Denver, CO 80217
Phone (303) 556-4672

A Reporter's Guide to Criminal Justice Records in Colorado

by James J. Brodell, Metropolitan State College of Denver, Department of Journalism, 1995, 14 p.
Price: $4 Format: Pamphlet, 8-1/2 by 11 in. Order from:

Metropolitan State College of Denver
Department of Journalism
P.O. Box 173362
Campus Box 76
Denver, CO 80217
Phone (303) 556-4672
 

Open Government Guide from the
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press

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