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1999 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. . . .

Get free hard copy references from AG:


Are you stonewalled in monitoring of public officials?
 
Getting Governmental Information

Public Information Laws for States


EFF = FREE SPEECH AND ON-LINE PRIVACY

Study hard copies

Phone, Fax or E-Mail Attorney General Doyle to obtain hard
copies of three DOJ documents hyperlinked on this GJS site:


James E. Doyle

Attorney General

114 E State Capitol

Madison  WI   53707
Voice:608-266-1220

Fax:  608-267-2779

doyleje@doj.state.wi.us

DOJ Web Site:JIM DOYLE
Hard Copy FOI Resources
DOJ 1999 Public Records Seminar Handout
DOJ 1998 Public Records Seminar Handout

DOJ 1996 Open Meetings  Compliance Guide

Above are very helpful in reviewing this site.
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Stonewalled?  Ignored?.
Attorney General Doyle advises:

James Doyle advises seminar participants
on Wisconsin Open Meetings Laws 6/3/98.
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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
legislative action.

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
assistance of:

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.
Sections 19.39 and 19.98.

DOJ POLICY: Ask and ye shall receive.
 
James E. Doyle
Attorney General 

114 E State Capitol 
Madison  WI   53707 
Voice: 608-266-1220
Fax: 608-267-2779
doyleje@doj.state.wi
Doyle's DOJ Web Site
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