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Current Issues in New York's Freedom of Information Law

Current Issues in New York's Freedom of Information Law (OnDemand)
Originally held on Wednesday, November 30, 2022 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Program Fee:

$49 for Members | $99 for Nonmembers
Members who are Recent Law Graduates, Newly Admitted Lawyers (admitted for the first time in any state or country 2020-2022), In-House/Corporate Counsel, Judges, and attorneys who practice within the Government, Academic or Not-for-Profit sectors attend this program for free.

CLE Credit:
New York: 1.5 Professional Practice 
New Jersey: 1.8 General
California: 1.5 General
Pennsylvania: 1.5 General
Connecticut: Available to Licensed Attorneys

This program provides transitional/non-transitional credit to all attorneys

Whether you are a private law practitioner, in government service or at a not-for-profit organization, the public’s right to access governmental records through New York State’s Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) can impact your work and become a useful information-gathering tool. This program will provide a basic FOIL overview, explore litigation trends, and discuss possible reforms to this state law. Participants will hear from experienced legal experts hailing from diverse professional backgrounds, analyzing issues from different perspectives.

Moderated by ProPublica’s Jake Pearson, who currently covers the city’s police department, topics will include:
• FOIL practice basics;
• FOIL as a litigation aid;
• Access to law enforcement and disciplinary records;
• Litigation related to the repeal of § 50-a of the New York Civil Rights Law;
• Possible centralized FOIL oversight reforms;

And much more…

Click Here to View Program Agenda & Faculty

Program Chair:
Melissa Cintrón Hernández, Deputy General Counsel, NYC Board of Correction

Sponsoring Association Committee:
Government Ethics and State Affairs | Edward Murray, Chair

New York City Bar 42 West 44th St New York, NY 10036

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