San Antonio, TX
Loftin Student Center, San ...
Open Government Seminar/First Amendment Institute - San Antonio
Tue, June 19, 2018 8:00AM to 3:30PM (Central)
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Hosted by FREEDOM OF INFORMATION FOUNDATION OF TEXAS
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Texas Public Information Act [+] FREE
Texas Public Information Act training presented by the Texas Attorney General's Office from 8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. This free session will include the basics of the TPIA and recent issues relating to it. Please register to reserve your space.
TPIA Cost Rules [+] FREE
This training session focuses on the cost rules associated with the Texas Public Information Act. The Texas Attorney General's Office will lead this free session from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Please register to reserve your space.
Texas Open Meetings Act [+] FREE
This session on the Texas Open Meetings Act is from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., presented by attorney Tom Williams. The session is free, but optional donations are welcome. Attendees may bring their own lunch. There is a food court in the building.
First Amendment Institute  [+] FREE
The First Amendment Institute presented by the FOI Foundation of Texas is designed for journalists. This training covers the basics of press freedom, libel and other timely First Amendment issues in journalism. Session is from 1 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.
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The Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas presents Open Government Seminars throughout the state focusing on the Texas Public Information Act and Texas Open Meetings Act. The June 19 seminar takes place at San Antonio College in the Loftin Student Center (Fiesta Room) at 1300 San Pedro Ave. in San Antonio. The seminar is co-sponsored by the Journalism-Photography Program at San Antonio College.

The Texas Attorney General's Office will present a free session on the Public Information Act and associated cost rules from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. The FOI Foundaton will present the Open Meetings Act session, which is also free, but optional donations are welcome. The Open Meetings Act session is from 11:30 to 12:45 p.m. Attendees are welcome to bring their own lunch. A food court is located nearby in the Loftin Student Center.

The final event of the day is the First Amendment Institute, a free two-hour training session from 1 p.m. to 3:15 p.m., designed for journalists and covering the basics of press freedom, libel and other timely First Amendment issues. Some travel scholarship funds may be available for journalists attending from out of town. Contact FOI Foundation executive director Kelley Shannon at kelley.shannon@foift.org or 512-377-1575 for more information.

Both the TPIA and Open Meetings Act sessions qualify for state-certified open government training for public officials, accredited through the Attorney General's Office. Attorneys attending these two sessions can qualify for State Bar of Texas CLE credit. District and county clerks can qualify for state-certified training credits for clerks.

Parking is available in any student lot. Lot 21 off of West Park and San Pedro Avenue is the closest to the Loftin Student Center.



 
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