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Session Title

WI Public Records Law


April 26, 2021


8:00am - 4:30pm






In this presentation, you will learn about:

  • Understanding Nuances in the Public Records Law regarding disclosure of different types of records from Personnel Records to Law Enforcement Records.


  • Understanding the Obligation to Effectively Respond to Requests for Records, and Drafting Effective Communications to Records Requesters designed to Protect the Interests of the Custodian and the Governmental Authority.


  • Understanding the Authority to Charge Fees.


  • Fulfilling Notice Obligations from Basic Situations to Complex Situations Involving Multiple Employees. 


  • Understanding Statutory and Common Law Provisions Barring the Release of Records


  • Understanding the Balancing Test Analysis and Clearly Articulating Arguments Supporting the Custodian’s Decisions regarding Release.  


  • Responding Effectively Through Scenario-based Training Designed to Identify Common Problems Posed by Records Requesters.


  • Managing the Public Relations Aspects of the Public Records Law. 

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