This seminar is designed for attorneys and other legal staff, city managers, superintendents, mayors, city administrators, county and municipal officers, public relations directors, school administrators, journalists and law enforcement officials.
Kentucky’s laws on open records and open meetings affect every public official and every public agency. It is important that you be prepared to deal with the numerous legal questions that arise under those laws.
This seminar provides an analysis of the open records and open meetings laws and is designed to assist you in answering these questions. Highlights of the seminar include a description of the requirements of the laws, the procedures you must follow in implementing them and the exceptions you may invoke in appropriate circumstances.
Topics to be discussed will include the following:
• Overview Of Open Records Act
• Litigation When A Public Entity Is Tangentially Involved
• Litigation Involving Private Individuals In The Public Eye
9:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
I. Historical Review To Present Of Open Meetings/Open Records Issues
A. Where Things Are Going
10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (Lunch (On Your Own) 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.)
II. Impact Of Public Statutory Open Records Issues As It Relates To
Litigation Where A Public Entity Is Tangentially Involved
A. Public University Foundation
B. Sealing Of Public University Foundation’s Records
C. Confidentiality Agreements In Litigation Involving A Public Entity
2:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
2:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
III. Impact Of Public Statutory Open Records Issues As It Relates To
Divorce Litigation Involving Private Individuals Who Have Become
Public Figures Or Public Figures Whose Income Is Primarily Derived
From Taxpayer’s Funds
A. Sealing Of Those Records
B. Sealing Of Depositions In Such Cases
C. Attorney/Client Privilege
4:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
IV. Question And Answer Period