Understanding Indiana’s Access Laws with Special Guest Speaker – Indiana’s Public Access Counselor
It’s “transparent” that there has been growth of public record requests as well as recent legislative changes to public meetings. To keep pace with this growing demand of questions and reduce the risk of violating access laws, this Legal Lesson will help your organization stay in compliance with the increasingly demanding world of Indiana public access laws by providing a solid foundation on the basics, an overview of practical tips, and a deep dive into hot topics like appointed committees, email requests, personnel matters, civility/decorum, and public participation.
Program length: 80 minutes
In this video, KGR will cover important areas including:
- Overview of public records laws and the complexities and common challenges of responding to public record requests;
- A closer look at recent Public Access Counselor (PAC) opinions on appointed committees, deliberative materials, and final action;
- The recent Indiana Supreme Court’s decision concerning personnel records and the “factual basis” requirement;
- Luke Britt will also discuss the PAC review process, recent trends, and common issues reported by the PAC.
About the Presenters:
Taylor Hunter: Her practice at KGR primarily consists of counseling clients on education law and representing employers in state and federal labor and employment matters.
Séamus Boyce: He’s a partner at KGR and focuses his practice in education law and public policy.
Luke Britt: Appointed to serve as Indiana’s Public Access Counselor since 2013, Luke educates government officials on their responsibilities under Indiana’s access laws. Luke received his undergraduate B.A. degree in Journalism from Franklin College in 2002; his M.B.A. from the University of Indianapolis in 2015; and a J.D. from the University of Detroit Mercy School Of Law in Detroit, Michigan in 2005 and is admitted to the bar in Indiana. He regularly guest lectures on journalism, civics and law at Indiana universities and colleges.