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The 15th Annual Open Government Summit Summer Session - Watch live on August 2, 2013 !

 

Roger Williams University School of Law

August 2, 2013

9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

 

8:30 a.m.                  Check-in/Distribution of Material

                                 Open Meeting Act Checklist

Presentation Booklet

Evalutation Form

 

8:30 a.m.                  Check-in/Distribution of Material

 

9:00 a.m.                  Welcoming by Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Diana Hassel, Roger Williams University School of Law Video

 

9:05 a.m.                  Opening Remarks by Peter F. Kilmartin, Attorney General Video

The Philosophy and Mission of the Department of Attorney General.

 

9:15 a.m.                  Access to Public Records Act Presentation Video

Michael W. Field, Assistant Attorney General; and

Lisa Pinsonneault, Special Assistant Attorney General

Statutory requirements will be discussed and a 2012-2013 case law/legislative update will be provided. Frequent trouble areas, examples, and hot topics will also be highlighted.

 

10:15 - 10:30 a.m.   Break Video

 

10:30 a.m.                Open Meetings Act Presentation Video

Michael W. Field, Assistant Attorney General; and Lisa Pinsonneault, Special Assistant Attorney General

Statutory requirements will be discussed and a 2012-2013 case law/legislative update will be provided. Frequent trouble areas, examples, and hot topics will also be highlighted.

 

11:15 a.m.                Access to Public Records Act and Open Meetings Act Questions and Answers Video

Questions posed in advance (see below) and questions asked at the Summit will be addressed.

 

11:40 a.m.                Ethics Commission Presentation by Jason Gramitt, Rhode Island Ethics Commission Video

Identifying and avoiding conflicts of interest under the Code of Ethics and discussion of guidelines for filing financial disclosure forms. For the Solicitors and Legal Practitioners in the audience, focus on ethical issues that emerge when advising public bodies and discuss strategy for handling these situations.

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