DATA PRACTICES ACT AND OPEN MEETING LAW WEBCAST SERIES
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Data Practices Act and Open Meeting Law Webcast Series

Both Minnesota’s Open Meeting Law and the Government Data Practices Act create a presumption of governmental openness to the public, and such openness is considered an important public policy. However, both sets of laws contain ambiguities and exceptions that have been the subject of much debate and litigation. Join Minnesota CLE as we delve into these expansive set of laws to discuss their meaning and requirements as well as the many exceptions. Also, explore the issues and strategies for navigating both sets of laws when conflicts arise.

Times listed are Central Time.

Wednesday, March 3, 2021
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
An Overview of Minnesota’s Government Data Practices Act
The Minnesota Government Data Practices Act governs permissible access and disclosure of information maintained by government entities within Minnesota. This presentation will discuss:

  • What information is subject to the Act?
  • What are the various levels of classification under the Act?
  • What is required of a government entity when responding to data requests?
  • And much more

– Christopher J. McNulty; Deputy General Counsel, Minnesota Department of Agriculture


Thursday, March 4, 2021
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Common Issues and Strategies for Minnesota’s Government Data Practices Act
Minnesota’s Government Data Practices Act regulates the collection, creation, storage, maintenance, dissemination, and access to government data in government entities. The Act establishes the assumption that government data is public and thus, available to the public for both inspection and copying. However, there are several exceptions to the Act that can arise, such as trade secrets, proprietary data and security information among many others. Explore the issues and challenges that arise under the Data Practices Act and learn new strategies for navigating the Act to better assist your clients.
– Shannon L. Bjorklund; Dorsey & Whitney LLP


Friday, March 5, 2021
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Minnesota’s Open Meeting Law – A Brief Primer and Recent Developments
Minnesota’s Open Meeting Law requires that meetings of governmental bodies generally be open to the public. The law was originally enacted in 1957, and its purpose was to prohibit actions being taken at a secret meeting where it is impossible for the interested public to become fully informed about a public board’s decisions or to detect improper influences. This presentation will discuss the groups and types of meetings covered by the open meeting law, and then will review the requirements of and exceptions to the law as well as penalties for its violation. This presentation will also review the requirements for holding meetings via interactive television or by telephone.
– Corrine A. Heine; City Attorney, City of Minnetonka


Friday, March 5, 2021
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Applying the Exceptions to Minnesota’s Open Meeting Law
Since the open meeting law was enacted in 1957, many exceptions to the law have been adopted, either in statutes or by the courts. Properly applying these exceptions can often be challenging, as reflected in the many court decisions and advisory opinions construing them. Presenter, Mark Anfinson, who has litigated numerous open meeting law cases, will explore the drama surrounding the major exceptions to the open meeting law, and he will provide practice tips and insights for navigating this intricate set of statutes and precedents.
– Mark R. Anfinson; Attorney at Law


Thursday, March 11, 2021
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Data Practices: Providing Access and Protecting Government Data
This presentation will focus on the requirements for providing access to and safeguarding government data under the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act. It will cover creating access policies and procedures, as well as the limitations on the use of and access to not public data. We will also discuss data breaches and remedies.
– Taya Moxley-Goldsmith; Acting Director, Data Practices Office, Minnesota Department of Administration


Thursday, March 11, 2021
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
A View from the Legislature on Minnesota’s Open Meeting Law and Government Data Practices Act
Important underpinnings of the Open Meeting Law and Government Data Practices Act are transparency and openness to the public. However, these underpinnings are also balanced with the protection of personal information and efficient government operations. Learn how the legislative "sausage" is made related to these two laws, as well as the latest legislative conversations about potential changes at the state Capitol in the 2021 session.
– Mark R. Anfinson; Attorney at Law
– Irene Kao, J.D.; Intergovernmental Relations Counsel, League of Minnesota Cities

$225

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Scholarships available!
Need-based scholarships are available for in-person and online seminars. For further information or to obtain a scholarship application, contact us at 800-759-8840 or customerservice@minncle.org.

This package provides 6.0 total CLE credits. Credits should be reported individually for each webcast attended, not the package as a whole.

Minnesota CLE has applied to the Minnesota State Board of CLE for the standard, ethics, and elimination of bias CLE credits as listed below. Application has been made to the Minnesota State Bar Association for any "specialist" credits and to the Supreme Court ADR Program for any continuing education in ADR credits.

Click titles for credit status and individual event codes.

An Overview of Minnesota’s Government Data Practices Act
1.0 standard CLE credit

Common Issues and Strategies for Minnesota’s Government Data Practices Act
1.0 standard CLE credit

Minnesota’s Open Meeting Law – A Brief Primer and Recent Developments
1.0 standard CLE credit

Applying the Exceptions to Minnesota’s Open Meeting Law
1.0 standard CLE credit

Data Practices: Providing Access and Protecting Government Data
1.0 standard CLE credit

A View from the Legislature on Minnesota’s Open Meeting Law and Government Data Practices Act
1.0 standard CLE credit

STANDARD PRICE
$225.00
MSBA MEMBER, NEW LAWYER, AND OTHER DISCOUNTS, IF APPLICABLE, WILL BE APPLIED DURING CHECKOUT.
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