Open Government Seminars address timely topics related to the Texas Public Information Act and Texas Open Meetings Act and include a legislative update on recent changes to the laws. The program is directed toward government employees, attorneys, journalists and anyone wanting to learn more about open government laws. The one-day seminars are offered in cooperation with the Office of the Texas Attorney General. This course has been approved as meeting the requirements for open government training for public officials. State Bar of Texas Continuing Legal Education credits are also available.
Past Open Government Seminars:
Open Government Seminar/First Amendment Institute
This seminar on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, will be held at San Antonio College in the Loftin Student Center (Fiesta Room) at 1300 San Pedro Ave. It will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. A free morning session presented by Justin Gordon of the Texas Attorney General’s Office will focus on the Texas Public Information Act and cost rules. A free midday session presented by attorney and FOI Foundation board member Tom Williams will address the Texas Open Meetings Act. The final session of the day is the First Amendment Institute, also free and specifically designed for journalists. It deals with current issues in press rights, libel and media law and ethics. Register today to secure your space!
Parking: Available in any student lot on the San Antonio College campus. Lot 21 off of West Park and San Pedro Avenue is the closest to the Loftin Student Center.
Thanks to our sponsor, the Journalism-Photography Program at San Antonio College.
Stay tuned for dates and cities of additional 2018 Open Government Seminars!