What Every Lawyer Needs to Know about the Pennsylvania Right to Know Law 2018

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Video Replay - Mechanicsburg
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STARTThu., Apr. 25, 2019
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12:00 PM
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STARTWed., Apr. 24, 2019
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STARTMon., Apr. 29, 2019
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Don't miss this opportunity to join our panel of experts and learn the nuances about Pennsylvania's Right-to-Know Law! As part of this course, you will receive a downloadable edition of the comprehensive, new release from PBI Press, The Right-to-Know Law: A Practice Guide.

Requesters, Responses, and Records, oh my!

  • What is a record – what you can and cannot get
  • Specificity Issues - tips for writing a successful Request
  • Responding to a Request
  • Sample responses
  • Managing agency records and streamlining the ORO’s workload
  • Agency Fees

Sorry, Charlie - Exemptions from Public Access

  • Review of the most common grounds for denying access to records
  • Recent case law update
  • Right to Privacy Issues
  • Attorney Client Privilege
  • Common Statutory Exemptions

Appeals Process before the OOR and the Courts

  • Filing the appeal - Tips for success
  • Third party participation /intervention – due process issues
  • Crafting a winning Affidavit of Support
  • In-camera review
  • Bad Faith and Attorney’s Fees
  • Post appeal issues – You won the appeal, so now what?

Recorded during a live webcast in July 2018.


Erik Arneson Pennsylvania Office of Open Records
Joshua D. Bonn Esq. Nauman Smith Shissler & Hall LLP
Audrey L. Buglione Esq. The School District of Philadelphia
Nathanael J. Byerly Esq. Pennsylvania Office of Open Records
Scott E. Coburn Esq. PA State Association of Township Supervisors
Joan E. London Esq. Kozloff Stoudt
Melissa Bevan Melewsky Esq. PA NewsMedia Association
Terry Mutchler Esq. Mutchler Lyons
J. Chadwick Schnee Esq. County of Berks
Hon. Robert (Robin) E. Simpson Commonwealth Court of PA
Craig J. Staudenmaier Esq. Nauman Smith Shissler & Hall LLP
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