Product includes audio files for the "FOI Boot Camp: Everything You Wanted to Know about the Connecticut and Federal Freedom of Information Law" CLE, presented on January 7, 2011. Audio files, course materials, seminar evaluation form, and Verification Affidavit will be sent electronically once payment is processed.
For CLE credit, record the codes heard in the course audio on the Verification Affidavit and submit the document to the CBA in accordance with the instructions in the document.
FOI Boot Camp: Everything You Wanted to Know about the Connecticut
and Federal Freedom of Information Laws
Media in the Law Committee
Administrative Law Section
About the Program:
Learn how to navigate, use, and even defend claims under the Connecticut
Freedom of Information Law and Federal Freedom of Information Act.
Stephen E. Nevas, Nevas Nevas Capasse & Gerard, Westport
Michael A. Kurs, Pullman & Comley, Hartford
Colleen M. Murphy, Executive Director and General Counsel,
Connecticut Freedom of Information Commission
Mitchell W. Pearlman, Former Director, Connecticut Freedom of
Information Commission; Author, Piercing the Veil of Secrecy: Lessons in
the Fight for Freedom of Information, a CBA LawFirst Publishing book
Professor Michael Wishnie, Yale Law School, New Haven
9:00 FOI in Context: How Did We Get Here? (Pearlman)
9:30 The ABCs and More of Connecticut’s FOI Law (Murphy)
11:15 When and How to Use the Federal Freedom of Information Act (Wishnie)
12:15 Questions and Answers
Who Should Purchase:
Attorneys, public officials, journalists, and law and journalism students.
This seminar is appropriate for both newly admitted and experienced
CLE Credit: 3.5 Hours