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Registration Now Open for Upcoming Seminars on Public Records and Open Meetings Laws


MADISON — Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen has announced that the public, media representatives, and government officials and employees can begin registering online today to attend upcoming Department of Justice seminars on the public records and open meetings laws.


It's recommended anyone who is interested in attending the seminars register early because space is limited for the free programs with Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen and Assistant Attorneys General from the Department of Justice.


“I urge anyone who wants to better understand the workings of an open government as well as a person's responsibilities and rights under the law to attend one of these programs,” Van Hollen says. “The best way to prevent violations of the public records and open meetings laws is to educate, and that's why we hold these seminars every year.”


The three-hour, live programs will be held the afternoons of Monday, October 3rd (Pewaukee) and Monday, October 10th (Madison). A webinar also is scheduled for Thursday, October 20th.


A webinar is an interactive audio-visual presentation viewed live over the Internet from the participant's personal computer.


When registering, participants will be asked to provide their name, title, email address, organization/agency, zip code and which seminar they plan to attend.


Please see the attachment for additional information.


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