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Complying with Florida Sunshine, Public Records & Public Access Laws in Emergency Situations
The following credits are available for this webinar:
- 0.50 CMC Education or 0.50 MMC Advanced Education Points per webinar
- With completion of required learning assessment
- Florida Bar:
- CLE Credits: General 1.0 & Technology 0.5
- Certification Credits: City, County and Local Government Law 1.0
- CGCIO: 1 Hour
A timely and fast-paced webinar for public sector officials and front-line staff, this live presentation will focus on the challenges of complying with the Florida Sunshine and Public Records Laws in the ever changing landscape of COVID-19 (or during any future emergencies as well.)
As many cities, townships, and legislative bodies are now conducting business virtually through Zoom, Skype, Facebook and other video platforms, how do you ensure compliance for proper public notice and public access to meetings, public records, texts, emails and similar records? What media options are there to ensure public access to public meetings for every interested and engaged citizen?
Led by city attorney Glen Torcivia, Esquire, who represents a number of municipalities, special districts, and constitutional officers (i.e. Tax Collector, Property Appraiser, etc.) this session will answer these questions and more in addition to outlining the challenges posed by the use of technology in responding to public access and public records requests in current and future situations.
**Note: This class does not fulfill the statutory ethics training requirement. Per statute, 4 hours of training is needed to include 2 hours of open meetings, sunshine law, and public records and 2 hours of ethics. If you need to complete your ethics training for this year, our online course is available 24/7.