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Open Meetings & Public Records Compliance Guides


Updated Compliance Outlines on Open Meetings Law and Public Records Law Available on Department of Justice’s Web Site



MADISON - The Wisconsin Department of Justice has posted the updated (2010 version) of the Open Meetings Compliance Guide and the Public Records Compliance Outline on the Wisconsin Department of Justice’s website.


Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen will be hosting free seminars across the State of Wisconsin to promote public awareness of and compliance with the state’s open meetings and public records law. At each seminar, Attorney General Van Hollen will be accompanied by assistant attorneys general who are experts in Wisconsin’s open meetings and public records laws.


Seminars will be held in Madison (September 20th), Milwaukee (September 27th) and Wausau (October 5th). The seminars are each scheduled for three hours. In addition, a statewide videoconference seminar will take place with viewing sites in Green Bay, La Crosse, Rice Lake and Racine on October 12, 2010.

Each seminar is free and open to the public, though advance registration is required due to limited seating. Individuals are invited to register at the Wisconsin Department of Justice website ( beginning September 1st. Registrants should provide their name, title, organization or agency, and identify the seminar they wish to attend.  Additional information as to event details is available in the attached pdf document, which is also available at


The Open Meetings Compliance Guide and Public Records Compliance Outline are available at: