WHEN: 9:00 am - 12:30 pm, Tuesday, October 16, 2018
WHERE: NHMA Offices, 25 Triangle Park Drive, Concord
HOW MUCH: Workshop fee is $75.00, includes continental breakfast and publication, A Guide to Open Government: New Hampshire's Right-to-Know Law.
Join NHMA's Legal Services Counsel Stephen Buckley and Staff Attorney Margaret Byrnes who will share strategies to assist municipalities in handling governmental record matters arising under the Right-to-Know Law.
Handling governmental records requests requires an understanding of all aspects of request processing including: the requirements for availability, storage, electronic records, redaction, cost estimates, mandated access for certain records and appointments for review of records.
Guidance will be provided on determining what is a governmental record, and when and how access and copies of public records must be provided. This workshop will also address what records are exempt from disclosure, along with whether a record request that would require a search for multiple documents must be fulfilled or whether a request impermissibly seeks to create a record that does not exist. In addition, guidance will be provided on the retention of governmental records and how claims under the Right-to-Know Law are enforced.
Attendees will receive the NHMA publication, A Guide to Open Government: New Hampshire's Right-to-Know Law.
Registration and continental breakfast begin a 8:30 am.