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Access to Public Records: An introduction to using and refusing under Indiana's Access to Public Records Act (1 General Credit)

Date: 03/07/2019

Credit Hour(s)
General Credit - 1 Hour
Ethics Credit - 0 Hour
CME Credit - 0 Hour
NLS Credit - 0 Hour


Continuing Legal Education

All members of the public and all attorneys (litigators and transactional lawyers) can use public records requests when they need to obtain information from the government, thanks to the Access to Public Records Act of Indiana (APRA). The APRA states that "…it is the public policy of the state that all persons are entitled to full and complete information regarding the affairs of government and the official acts of those who represent them as public officials and employees." When it comes to these requests, you might have questions regarding documents and electronically stored information (ESI).

This program provides a general overview of the APRA, what types of entities are covered, the types of documents/ESI that individuals can request and reasons they would do so and the types of documents/ESI that government agencies can withhold under the APRA. We contrast information available in discovery with information available under the APRA and the advantages and disadvantages of each. Our speakers also discuss their experiences with practical limitations to the state’s ability to respond to APRA requests with ESI and potential solutions. Sample forms are included.

Speakers
Anne Ricchiuto and Stephanie Boxell, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP




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