How to Use the Public Records Act

Class recorded March 16, 2022.

This class will explore your right to government information in California, and the processes and procedures for obtaining public records from state and local agencies. Topics include what constitutes a public record, deadlines and timeframes, exemptions for confidential and other materials and how to formulate an effective request.

Class covers:

  • Importance of the Public Records Act, and why we need it
  • What constitutes a public record
  • Deadlines and timeframes
  • Exemptions for confidential and other materials
  • How to formulate an effective request

Presented by: Kelly Aviles

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