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FOIL Workshop Today

Filed under: FOILed Again

Ever wanted to ask a public entity to open its books? There’s a way to go about it, and you don’t have to be a journalist, lawyer, or rocket-scientist to find out how to use the Freedom of Information Law. According to the statute, you just have to be a person.

Join attorney Peter A. Reese, AV editor Geoff Kelly and AV associate editor Buck Quigley today (11/29, 4:30pm) on the 14th floor Common Council conference room of City Hall for a FREE public forum organized by Micaela Shapiro-Shellaby at the Coalition for Economic Justice.

Learn to jump over the hurdles and through the hoops involved in forcing public officials to disclose public information to the public. It’s fun! And filing FOIL requests gives publicly-paid Records Access Officers something to do with their work time. Be sure to bring any questions you may have about shady government groups.

  • RaChaCha

    Very glad you folks did this 🙂 But not that I saw this for the first time 3 hours after the fact 🙁

    I know some folks who are grappling with FOILing — and I might have enjoyed checking out the presentation, as well. How to find out about the next opportunity–?