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Attorney General Van Hollen Announces Registration is Open for Upcoming 2013 Public Records and Open Meetings Seminars


Early Registration is Recommended 


MADISON — Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen invites the public and government officials to register today to attend upcoming Department of Justice seminars on the public records and open meetings laws.  Online registration opened today at the Department of Justice website, which is www.doj.state.wi.usPre-registration is required, and it is recommended anyone who is interested in the free seminars with assistant attorneys general register early because space will be limited.


“As Attorney General and an advocate for open government, I’m glad to be able to host these seminars for the many government officials and engaged members of the public who attend,” Attorney General Van Hollen said.  “Informed public servants and an educated citizenry are both essential to effective oversight of government and our taxpayer dollars.” 


Below is information about the two live seminars and the live webinar.


October 11, 2013

9:00 a.m. to noon

Public Records and Open Meetings Laws

American Family Training Center – Auditorium, Building A

6000 American Family Drive



October 29, 2013

9:00 a.m. to noon

Public Records and Open Meetings Laws

Waukesha County Technical College – Richard T. Anderson Education Center

800 Main Street



Webinar presentation, offered in two parts:


October 31, 2013

Open Meetings Law

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Public Records Law

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.


Each 90-minute webinar session will be followed by a question and answer period.  A webinar is an interactive audio-visual presentation viewed live over the Internet from the participant’s personal computer.


Information about how to connect to the webinar will follow as the program date approaches.  Anyone with questions about attending a seminar should contact Connie Anderson at (608) 266-3952 or  Continuing legal education (“CLE”) credits will be available:  3.0 credits for attending both an Open Meetings Law presentation and a Public Records Law presentation, or 1.5 credits for attending an open meetings presentation or a public records presentation. 


Click here for a printable flyer about the seminars.