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Arrange a learning session in your community or newsroom by Terry Francke, Californians Aware’s general counsel.
These workshops are designed for open government law beginners and old hands alike. They offer brief, but informative, introductions to what you need to know about the Brown Act, California Public Records Act, Free Speech Laws, and even an explanation of Proposition 59. This series is particularly good for citizens interested in becoming more involved in civic affairs, newly elected public officials, and journalists who need a refresher course.
“Your group” means a collective you assemble or invite to attend our workshops on open government and First Amendment law. The group may consist of a gathering of public officials or employees, a newspaper or broadcaster’s staff, a civic league’s membership, a local bar association, or some combination of individuals from several or all of these ranks. Presenter Terry Francke has been doing workshops for such groups around the state for more than 20 years.
As host, you are expected to cover the basic fee of $250 for the event plus travel expenses, and provide a suitable presentation room and laptop presentation projector and screen. The fee can be waived if five of your group or newsroom members enrol as individual CalAware members at $60 per year.
The following are the program “Top 10” points for the basic workshops.