Presentation to District Attorneys

Office of Open Records LogoEarlier today, I spoke to a group of District Attorneys at a conference organized by the Pennsylvania State Association of Elected County Officials.

The conversation focused on the Right-to-Know Law and the unique role played by District Attorneys in terms of hearing appeals filed which are related to law enforcement records held by local agencies such as police departments. (Section 503(d)(2) of the RTKL.) It was a great conversation, and I appreciate the invitation.

Here’s the PowerPoint presentation I used:
District Attorneys – July 15, 2019 – PDF
District Attorneys – July 15, 2019 – PPTX

Presentation to County Treasurers

Office of Open Records LogoEarlier today, I spoke to a gathering of Pennsylvania’s elected county treasurers, hosted by the Pennsylvania State Association of Elected County Officials.

The session, part of a conference running June 11-14, was held in Cranberry Township, Butler County, and it focused on the Right-to-Know Law.

I very much appreciate the invitation.

Here’s the PowerPoint presentation I used:

County Treasurers – June 12, 2019 – PPTX
County Treasurers – June 12, 2019 – PDF

If you’re interested in training about the Right-to-Know Law and/or the Sunshine Act, please let us know.

Speaking to Students at Drexel University

Yesterday, I visited Drexel University to speak to Dr. Ron Bishop’s journalism class about Pennsylvania’s Right-to-Know Law.

It was a great session, and I very much appreciate the invitation.

Here’s the PowerPoint presentation I used:

Drexel University – Dr. Ron Bishop – Feb. 21, 2019 (PDF)
Drexel University – Dr. Ron Bishop – Feb. 21, 2019 (PPTX)

If you’re a professor in Pennsylvania and you’d like me to speak to your class, let me know and I’ll do my best to make it happen.

Speaking to Students at Lebanon Valley College

Monday, I visited Lebanon Valley College to speak to Jaime Fettrow-Alderfer’s journalism class about Pennsylvania’s Right-to-Know Law.

It was a great session, and I very much appreciate the invitation.

Here’s the PowerPoint presentation I used:

Lebanon Valley College – Jaime Fettrow-Alderfer – Feb. 11, 2019 (PDF)
Lebanon Valley College – Jaime Fettrow-Alderfer – Feb. 11, 2019 (PPTX)

If you’re a professor in Pennsylvania and you’d like me to speak to your class, let me know and I’ll do my best to make it happen.

Speaking to Rotary Club of Harrisburg

Earlier today, I spoke to the Rotary Club of Harrisburg about Pennsylvania’s Right-to-Know Law. The Rotary Club also streamed the discussion on Facebook Live.

It was a great event and I very much appreciate the invitation.

Here’s the PowerPoint presentation I used:

Rotary Club of Harrisburg – Dec. 17, 2018 – PDF
Rotary Club of Harrisburg – Dec. 17, 2018 – PPTX

The OOR regularly provides training on Pennsylvania’s Right-to-Know Law and Sunshine Act. Our training calendar is available here, and we always welcome requests to provide training.

Presentation to CCAP Solicitors’ Conference

Earlier today, I took part in a discussion about the Right-to-Know Law at the 2018 CCAP Solicitors’ Conference in Harrisburg.

Other participants included attorneys Craig J. Staudenmaier and J. Stephen Feinour from Nauman Smith. The panel was moderated by J. Chadwick Schnee, Berks County’s First Assistant Solicitor.

It was a great discussion, and I very much appreciate the invitation.

The discussion covered a fairly wide variety of topics, but the presentation I prepared focused on the Office of Open Records’ survey of Agency Open Records Officers (AOROs) and the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee’s separate survey of AOROs:

CCAP Solicitors’ Conference – May 4, 2018 – PPTX
CCAP Solicitors’ Conference – May 4, 2018 – PDF