Review Past Event - FOIA / OMA Webinar
Opening Doors ... Your Master Key for FOIA/OMA Compliance
Originally Held: Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Time: Noon to 1:15 p.m. (EDT)
H. William Reising & Rhonda R. Stowers
Among the most challenging issues municipal officials face is balancing the public’s right to know information about government’s dealings with the need for privacy in some situations.
Compliance with Michigan’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Open Meetings Act (OMA) can be tricky for even seasoned public officials and employees. Recent court rulings and changing regulatory requirements further complicate this already complex area of public law.
This complimentary webinar was designed to provide a primer on FOIA and OMA, and to dive deeper into case law, new regulatory requirements and best practices for compliance.
This webinar was designed to benefit municipal elected and appointed officials and their insurance providers.
H. William Reising is the managing partner of the firm’s Flint, Michigan, office and a member of Plunkett Cooney’s Litigation Practice Group. With nearly 45 years of experience, he concentrates his practice on litigation defense in the areas of municipal liability, general negligence, product liability and professional negligence. Mr. Reising is a member of numerous professional organizations, including the International Association of Defense Counsel, the DRI-The Voice of the Defense Bar and the Michigan Defense Trial Counsel.
An attorney in the firm’s Flint office, Rhonda R. Stowers has an extensive litigation practice that includes general liability, governmental law, commercial liability and real estate. Ms. Stowers has advised and defended numerous municipalities on a range of issues, including the Freedom of Information Act, the Open Meetings Act, federal and state constitutions, civil rights, zoning, charter amendments, ordinance drafting, and employment-related matters. She has also handled numerous misdemeanor prosecutions