Open Government Seminars

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.

Open Government Seminar-Brownsville
Nov. 15, 2018

The Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas in cooperation with the Texas Attorney General’s Office is presenting another in its series of Open Government Seminars. This event will take place at the Brownsville Public Library, 2600 Central Blvd., Brownsville, Texas 78520. All sessions are free, but we ask that you register, if possible, to help with our headcount and planning. Optional donations to the FOI Foundation of Texas to help underwrite seminar costs are welcome.

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Justin Gordon, chief of the Open Records Division in the Attorney General’s Office, will present a training session on the Texas Public Information Act beginning at 8:45 a.m., followed by a TPIA Cost Rules training session at 10:15 a.m.

Tom Williams, attorney at Haynes and Boone LLP in Fort Worth and a member of the FOI Foundation of Texas board, will present the Texas Open Meetings Act training session from noon to 1:15 p.m. Attendees at all sessions can obtain state open government training credit for public officials, and attorney attendees can obtain State Bar of Texas CLE credit. Everyone is welcome.

Thanks to the City of Brownsville for assistance in co-sponsoring this event and to for its sponsorship of this and all of our FOIFT Open Government Seminars in 2018. Please contact FOI Foundation executive director Kelley Shannon at with questions or call the FOI Foundation office at 512-377-1575.

Previous Open Government Seminars 2018:
San Antonio, June 19
Houston, May 1
Arlington, April 17



Stay tuned for dates and cities of future Open Government Seminars!