Public Records Law: Records Involving Attorney-Client Communications & Work Product (Webinar On-Demand)

On-Demand
Live date: 
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 - 10:00am
Price: 
$125.00

Does the public records law apply to attorney-client communications? When is a local government permitted to close its meetings to discuss matters with its attorney?  Do closed session minutes involving attorney-client issues ever become public? What kinds of records are included in the “work product” exception to the public records law? This webinar will cover the many public records law issues relating to local governments and their attorneys.  It will be helpful to attorneys, elected officials, managers, and clerks.

Specific topics will include:

  • The scope of the attorney-client privilege and the work product doctrine for government clients in North Carolina
  • Ethical issues involved with public records requests by attorneys engaged in litigation against local governments
  • Ethical issues involved with metadata
  • Public access to closed session minutes
  • Disclosure of attorney billing statements
  • Electronic communications to and from local government attorneys

This webinar is one in a series of five on public records law.

This is an on-demand webinar for local government attorneys, elected officials, managers, and clerks originally broadcast on August 22, 2012.

Duration: 
2.00 hours

Faculty Coordinator

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Professor of Public Law and Government
Public Records in North Carolina
Frayda S. Bluestein
August, 2012
Public Records Law Blog Posts
Frayda S. Bluestein
August, 2012
Attorney-Client Communications (PDF of Powerpoint Slides)
Frayda S. Bluestein, Christopher B. McLaughlin
August, 2012
For questions regarding course details, please contact the program manager.

Faculty Coordinator

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919.966.6880
Registrar; Program Management Team Lead, Registration and Client Services
For questions regarding course content, please contact the faculty coordinator.

Faculty Coordinator

individual image for Christopher B. McLaughlin
Professor of Public Law and Government
For questions regarding registration, resetting passwords, or login issues, please contact Registration at registration@sog.unc.edu or 919-966-4414.