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Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen to Address 2012 Freedom of Information Summit in Madison

 

“Access to public records and open meetings is vital to transparency in government. The Wisconsin Department of Justice has put forth tremendous effort to educate Wisconsin residents and members of the media to ensure they understand their rights under the law,” Attorney General Van Hollen said.

 

MADISON — Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen is pleased to address attendees of this year's Freedom of Information Summit, hosted by the National Freedom of Information Coalition (NFOIC) and the Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council.

 

According to the website for the NFOIC, the annual summit is a national conference held in collaboration with the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ). This year, the summit is being held at the Madison Concourse Hotel. Attorney General Van Hollen is scheduled to deliver his remarks beginning around 6 p.m. tonight at the hotel.

 

A champion of open government, Attorney General Van Hollen is honored to speak at this year's summit, saying, “Access to public records and open meetings is vital to transparency in government. The Wisconsin Department of Justice has put forth tremendous effort to educate Wisconsin residents and members of the media to ensure they understand their rights under the law.”

 

The Department of Justice has a number of online resources to learn about Wisconsin's public records and open meetings law.

 

To learn more about this year's FOI Summit, visit the NFOIC website:

 

http://www.nfoic.org/2012-foi-summit-schedule