REGISTRATION OPEN: Right-to-Know Law and Public Meetings and Governmental Records Virtual Workshop
Join Legal Services Counsel Stephen Buckley and Municipal Services Counsel Natch Greyes who will discuss the requirements for holding a proper public meeting, as well the exceptions to the meeting requirement (the so-called "non-meeting"), in light of the COVID-19 epidemic.
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.
Attendees will receive an electronic copy of NHMA's updated publication, A Guide to Open Government: New Hampshire's Right-to-Know Law. Additional materials such as the PowerPoint presentation and handouts will also be distributed electronically.