LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AG Office) - Attorney General Dustin McDaniel, along with the Arkansas Press Association, will host an informational workshop on the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act on Tuesday, June 12, in Little Rock.
Known as an FOIA "Road Show," the workshop is designed to provide assistance to public officials who often handle FOIA matters. The free event is also open to all Arkansans who are interested in learning more about the State's open records and open meetings law.
The Road Show will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the UALR William H. Bowen School of Law, 1201 McMath Ave.
"We are glad to join with the Arkansas Press Association to host a workshop to help Arkansans gain a better understanding of one of the strongest open-government laws in the nation," McDaniel said. "This Act has ensured transparency in our government for 45 years. We encourage anyone who wants to better understand this law to join us."
Participants will hear presentations from the Attorney General's Office about the law's applicability and its exemptions. Also scheduled are question-and-answer sessions and a panel discussion by journalists and attorneys familiar with the FOIA.
The Little Rock Road Show follows one held in Fort Smith in May. Others are scheduled for Fayetteville and Magnolia in the fall.
Attorneys who attend the event are eligible for two hours of Continuing Legal Education credit.
The event is free, but registration is required. Register by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (501) 374-1500.
(Source: Arkansas Attorney General's Office)