Public Records and Open Meetings Act

The Ohio Public Records Act is built on the United States’ historical principle that the records of government are “the people’s records.” Patterson v. Ayers, 171 Ohio St. 369 The Public Records Act provides citizens with steps to take in order to request records from any public office in Ohio while protecting certain specific types of records from release. It also establishes a legal process to enforce compliance when a requester feels that a public office has failed to satisfy its public records obligations. ORC Chapter 149.

The Open Meetings Act requires public bodies in Ohio to conduct all public business in open meetings that the public may attend and observe. This means that if a public body is meeting to discuss and vote on or otherwise decide public business, the meeting must be open to the public. ORC 121.22.
12/4/2019 - 12/5/2019
Toledo Bar Association
311 N. Superior St.
Toledo, OH 43604


Wednesday, 04 December 2019

2.5 General Credit Hours Presented by: Mark Altier, Director of Open Government Ohio Attorney General's Office
1:00 PM - 4:15 PM
12/4/2019 1:00 PM
Handout Materials Policy: All program materials will be delivered electronically to the email address on file prior to the seminar. Please bring your own printed or electronic version of the handouts. Complimentary CLE materials are only provided in electronic format. To purchase hard copy materials please add the printed materials when you are registering so that we can process your request.
1:00 PM - 4:15 PM
12/4/2019 1:00 PM

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