Government Information and Access

No other law firm in the state is better versed at two fundamental statutory schemes that impact virtually every aspect of government operations:  The Open Meeting Law and the Public Records Law.  Our breadth of experience in these areas is unmatched.

Created in response to the high volume of open meeting law issues and complaints arising after the Open Meeting Law was substantially revised effective July 1, 2010, and in anticipation of the new Public Records Law which took effect January 1, 2017, KP Law’s Government Information and Access Group can assist public entities in addressing a wide range of Open Meeting Law and Public Records Law concerns, including:

  • Training on topics such as: The Policy and Practical Implications of the New Public Records Law; New Developments on the Open Meeting Law; and Preparation of Meeting Agendas and Minutes;
  • Advising on technical requirements of both the Open Meeting Law and Public Records Law;
  • Responding to Open Meeting Law administrative complaints;
  • Responding to Public Records Requests and administrative appeals to Public Records Requests; and
  • Defending public entities in administrative proceedings or court litigation raising Open Meeting Law or Public Records Law claims.

While all KP Law attorneys advise clients on the requirements of both the Open Meeting and Public Records Laws, the members of the Government Information and Access Group have specific experience in addressing issues that recur across the state, enabling them to leverage that state-wide experience for the benefit of each individual client.

The members of the Government Information and Access Group recently conducted over a dozen regional trainings through the Commonwealth on the New Public Records Law, and continue to provide targeted training programs upon request from our communities. Information and resource materials on the new law, including training materials, can be found at our Public Records Law Resources page.