Arkansas FOIA "Road Shows" held across the state

Submitted by LDieringer on Thu, 09/05/2013 - 12:59pm

From the Arkansas Attorney General:  Arkansas has one of the strongest open meetings and open records laws in the country, yet Arkansans may not know all the mechanics or the applications of the state’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

That’s why the Attorney General’s Office and the Arkansas Press Association present FOIA “Road Shows” in locations across the state each year.

The workshops are designed to provide assistance to public officials who handle FOIA matters, as well as to any Arkansan who wishes to learn more about the law. Participants hear presentations from FOIA experts from the Attorney General’s Office about the law’s applicability and its exemptions.  Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions about specific parts of the law. A panel of journalists and attorneys familiar with FOIA will discuss practical experiences with the law.

Every FOIA Road Show is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

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