REGISTRATION OPEN: 2022 Right-to-Know Law Hybrid Workshop on Meetings and Records
2022 Right-to-Know Law Hybrid Workshop on Meetings and Records
In person attendance - 25 Triangle Park Drive Concord, NH. In person attendance is limited to 60 people.
Virtual Attendance via Zoom
Thursday, April 28, 2022
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Registration Fees: $65.00 (in person); $55.00 (virtual/Zoom)
8:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast. Lunch will not be provided.
Attendees will receive a complimentary electronic copy of NHMA's publication, New Hampshire's Right-to-Know Law. Additional materials such as the PowerPoint presentation will also be distributed electronically. No print outs of the materials or hard copy of the publication will be provided.
Pre-registration and pre-payment is required. If you register but cannot attend, a recording of the workshop will be provided as long as payment has been received.
Questions? Please contact us at 603-230-3350 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Join Legal Services Counsel Stephen Buckley and Municipal Services Counsel Jonathan Cowal who will discuss the requirements for holding a proper public meeting, as well the exceptions to the meeting requirement (the so-called "non-meeting"). The attorneys will also address managing virtual public access and allowing public body members to participate remotely when their physical attendance is not reasonably practical. Consideration will also be directed at preparing meeting minutes and facilitating public comment through meeting rules of procedure.
The attorneys will also address statutory changes regarding keeping an inventory of non-public session minutes, exemptions for attorney-client communications, deliberating in non-public session to discuss unsealing minutes, and limiting the nondisclosure of minutes related to the sale or acquisition of real or personal property.
The attorneys will also provide guidance on 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. This virtual 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.