Hear from the PAC’s staff to learn how they process inquiries and analyze matters that come before them. Understand some of their recent decisions. Originally presented as part of the 7th Annual Local Government Law Institute, available in its entirety as P9017-19U.
Credits: 1 General, 0 Diversity/Inclusion PR, 0 MH/SA PR, 0 Other PR
A Dialogue with the Public Access Counselor’s Office
The Illinois Public Access Counselor’s (PAC) office issues many more opinions interpreting the Illinois Open Meetings and Freedom of Information Acts than do the Illinois courts, yet many local government attorneys are unaware of some of the PAC's interpretations. Hear from the PAC’s staff to learn how they process inquiries and analyze matters that come before them. Understand some of their recent decisions – both well-known and lesser-known. Discuss the practical and legal implications of the PAC’s work and present your ideas for changes to OMA and FOIA.
Panel Moderator: Ruth A. Schlossberg, Zukowski, Rogers, Flood & McArdle, Crystal Lake
Panel Members: Public Access Bureau, Office of the Attorney General
Leah A. Bartelt, Assistant Attorney General, Chicago
Laura S. Harter, Deputy Bureau Chief, Springfield
Sarah L. Pratt, Public Access Counselor, Springfield