The Edmond Sun

October 24, 2012

Attorney General offers Open Meeting and Open Records seminars

Special to The Sun

OKLA. CITY — Attorney General Scott Pruitt’s office will have one of six regional seminars on the Oklahoma Open Meeting and Open Records Acts in Oklahoma City on Thursday. The regional seminars are being sponosred across the state in partnership with the Oklahoma Press Association and Oklahoma Newspaper Foundation.

This year’s meetings will feature Rob Hudson, First assistant attorney general and former Payne County District Attorney, and the attorney general’s Communications Director Diane Clay, who has 20 years of experience working in media and government.

“Oklahoma’s open meeting and open records laws provide the framework for public access to government,” Attorney General Scott Pruitt said. “The seminars are an excellent opportunity for community residents and public officers to learn more about transparency in government.”

The seminars are designed to answer questions concerning the state’s open meeting and records laws and inform elected or appointed officials about their responsibility under the acts. Hudson and Clay also will discuss requirements on access to public records and the conduct of public meetings.

Thursday’s meeting is from 1-4 p.m. at Metro Technology Center, 1900 Springlake Drive, Oklahoma City.

There is no cost or registration required to attend. Attorneys can receive three continuing legal education credit hours from the Oklahoma Bar Association for attending the seminar. School board members and superintendents can get three continuing education credit hours from the Oklahoma State Department of Education, and technology center board members can earn three continuing education credit hours from the state Department of Career and Technology Education. The seminars are open to the public.  

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