Washington Coalition for Open Government workshops in October and November

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 10/14/2013 - 4:28pm

From Washington Coalition for Open Government: The Washington Coalition for Open Government (WCOG) invites the public to attend a free workshop from 1:00 to 4:00PM on Saturday, October 26 at the Seattle Public Library - University Branch, 5009 Roosevelt Way NE.

Experts on open government issues will lead the attendees through a process that will enable them to effectively exercise their rights under Washington’s open government laws. The purpose of the workshop is to help people understand their right to know what their state and local governments are doing. Attorney Michele Earl-Hubbard, principal of Allied Law Group and 2014 Lawyer of the Year, and D. Edson Clark, who serves on the WCOG board, will explain Washington’s open public meetings and public records laws. The workshop will feature general guidance rather than specific legal advice. Reference materials will be supplied.

In addition, there will be another free workshop from 1:00 to 4:00PM on Saturday, November 2 at the Sequim Community Church- 950 North Fifth Ave.

Experts on open government issues will lead the attendees through a process that will enable them to effectively exercise their rights under Washington’s open government laws. The purpose of the workshop is to help people understand their right to know what their state and local governments are doing. WCOG Board Member and James Andersen Honoree David Seago, and WWU journalism professor Peggy Watt will explain Washington’s open public meetings and public records laws. The workshop will feature general guidance rather than specific legal advice. Reference materials will be supplied.

Visit Washington Coalition for Open Government for more.

The Washington Coalition for Open Government is a member of NFOIC. --eds

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