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FOIA 2.0: Critical Updates Examined
Date: 05/15/2017
Location: The Chicago Bar Association, 321 South Plymouth Court, Chicago, IL 60604
Presented by: Public Affairs Committee
Experience Level: Basic
MCLE Credit: 2 IL MCLE Credits
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The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) seminar will provide an update to attorneys, government officials, media organizations, and reporters navigating information requests and reporting of sensitive information.
The panel will discuss:
  • FOIA and the use of personal email for government/public correspondence
  • Requests for FOIA and the government perspective of handling and managing FOIA requests
  • The BGA vs. Illinois High School Association case in the Illinois Supreme Court.

Barbara A. Adams
, Senior Counsel, Holland & Knight LLP
Rob Olmstead, Executive Director, Illinois Torture Inquiry and Relief Commission
Sarah Pratt, Public Access Counselor, Office of the Attorney General
Matthew V. Topic, Outside General Counsel, Better Government Association; Partner, Loevy & Loevy

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