Practically every local unit and subunit of government is subject to the APRA, which guarantees citizens the right, subject to limited exceptions, to obtain records created or received by the local unit, thus failure could lead to reputational harm to elected officials and staff. This workshop will address the basic tenants of the APRA, ranging from what constitutes a “record,” requirements of the requestor, timeframes and requirements on the local unit when a records request has been made, and statutory exceptions. Further, best practices will be shared, and draft forms proposed by Indiana’s Public Access Counselor.
Chris Bloomer, Attorney, Krieg DeVault LLP
Rob Schein, Partner, Krieg DeVault LLP