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DOJ Training Sessions
Monitoring Public Persons
Wisconsin State Journal
- State Page 2B - 9/11/99:
Confusing court decisions and staff turnover
have generated numerous questions about
compliance with public records laws. . . .
Are you stonewalled in monitoring of public
Information Laws for States
= FREE SPEECH AND ON-LINE PRIVACY
Study hard copies
Phone, Fax or E-Mail
Attorney General Doyle to obtain hard
Copy FOI Resources
copies of three DOJ documents hyperlinked on this GJS site:
DOJ 1999 Public
Records Seminar Handout
DOJ 1998 Public Records
DOJ 1996 Open
Meetings Compliance Guide
Above are very helpful
in reviewing this site.
Attorney General Doyle
James Doyle advises seminar participants
on Wisconsin Open Meetings Laws 6/3/98.
Doyle 6/3/98 letter to Public Officials:
Wisconsin's open meetings and public
records laws often prompt many questions.
In order to PROMOTE COMPLIANCE, my office
has conducted seminars around the state
to inform public officials and news media
representatives about these important laws.
Hundreds of people have attended the
seminars and we have had many requests
to hold additional sessions.
THERE IS AN ONGOING NEED FOR
EDUCATION IN THIS AREA.
The requirements of the open meetings
and public records laws often change
as a result of court decisions and
SESSIONS PROVIDE IMPORTANT INFORMATION
to new public officials and media
representatives as well as a useful
update for those familiar with the laws.
My office will hold another round of
seminars later this month to PROMOTE
A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THE LAWS.
Assistant attorneys general who
work with these laws every day
will lead the sessions.
In addition to an explanation of the
laws and the most frequent problems
people encounter with them, panelists
will allow plenty of time for practical
questions from the audience.
OUR OPEN MEETING & PUBLIC RECORDS LAWS
How They Work and Why They Are Important.
Seminar agendas features JAMES E. DOYLE,
incumbent candidate for office
of Wisconsin Attorney General.
REGARDING ALAN M. LEE'S SEMINAR HANDOUTS:
WISCONSIN PUBLIC RECORDS LAW 19.31-19.39
is an eleven page guide furnished to
participants at the Department of
Justice seminars in June 1998.
These seminars are similar to several
others that have been run in recent
years around the state with the
The Wisconsin Newspapers Association,
The Wisconsin Broadcasters association
The WI Freedom of Information Council.
Most of the handout is current.
Under 19.39, James E. Doyle may help.
Don't hesitate to write, fax, phone or
E-Mail to the Office of Jim Doyle, AG.
DO IT NOW ASAP.
Jim Doyle touts timely responses:
"As soon as practical without delay"
"DOJ Policy is that a reply should
be given within 10 business days."
Above quotes are similar to others
repeated by James Doyle and his
staff over the years.
Alan Lee in his 6/6/98 Seminar
Handouts IV-B Page 2 of 11 makes
the same "TEN DAY" promise.
Stonewalled or ignored?
Ask the Attorney General.
DOJ POLICY: .