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Sunshine Laws Training

The Sunshine Laws Certification Training provided by the Ohio Attorney General’s Office is a three-hour certificate session provided to public officials or their appropriate designees and public employees, as well as members of the general public.
 
Ohio Revised Code Section 109.43(B) provides that:
 

The attorney general shall develop, provide, and certify training programs and seminars for all elected officials or their appropriate designees, and for all future officials who choose to satisfy the training requirement before taking office, in order to enhance the officials’ knowledge of the duty to provide access to public records as required by section 149.43 of the Revised Code and to enhance their knowledge of the open meetings laws set forth in section 121.22 of the Revised Code.  The training shall be three hours for every term of office for which the elected official or future official was appointed or elected to the public office involved.


Attendance at a session by an elected official or his or her designee satisfies the training requirement of R.C. 109.43. In addition each session is certified for three hours of Continuing Legal Education for Ohio attorneys. Each session includes an in-depth analysis of Ohio Public Records Act, and a brief review of Ohio’s Open Meetings Law.
 
The trainings are offered in Columbus and throughout Ohio, and are always open to members of the general public. Local governmental entities which wish to arrange for a training in their area may do so by contacting Mark Altier, the Director of Open Government, at (614) 466-2859 or by email to secure further information on the scheduling processes.
 
Click on the desired training location below to register:  

2020 Sunshine Laws Certified Training Webcast - Bexley

Date: Fri, Oct 23, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM - 1:15 PM

WEBCAST
This training was originally scheduled to be held at the Bexley City Hall, 2242 E. Main Street, Bexley, Ohio 43209.
In view of the COVID 19 situation and limitations on travel and public gatherings, this training will be conducted on a virtual basis. The program  provides the mandatory three hour per term training required by Ohio Revised Code Section 109.43(B) to be completed by each elected official or his or her designee.
Once your registration is approved,  you will receive a confirmation email with instructions for joining the session.

2020 SLT PowerPoint Handout
Sunshine Laws Training Agenda

This course has been approved by the Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 3.00 total CLE hourNOT(s) instruction.

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2020 Sunshine Laws Certified Training - Orrville

Date: Tue, Nov 17, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM - 1:15 PM

*****CANCELED*****

The  Sunshine  Laws Training for November 17, 2020 at  Schmid Hall, 501 Hall Street, Orrville, Ohio, has been canceled

The current schedule of live webcasts is available on this page.  Additional live webcasts will be listed here as they are scheduled.

Sunshine Laws Training is also available to take online.

 

2020 Sunshine Laws Certified Training Webcast - Delaware

Date: Thu, Nov 19, 2020
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM

WEBCAST
The training is  free and open to the public. 
In view of the COVID 19 situation and limitations on travel and public gatherings, this training will be conducted on a virtual basis. The program  provides the mandatory three hour per term training required by Ohio Revised Code Section 109.43(B) to be completed by each elected official or his or her designee.
Once your registration is approve, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions for joining the session.

This course has been approved by the Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 3.00 total CLE hour(s) instruction.

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2021 Sunshine Laws Certified Training - Middletown

Date: Fri, Mar 5, 2021
Time: 10:00 AM - 1:15 PM

Madison Twp. Fire House 153
5655 Mosiman Road
Middletown, Ohio 45042

In compliance with the continuation of the Ohio Department of Health Social Distancing recommendations, the Sunshine Laws Certified Training  scheduled for October 7, 2020 has been postponed to March 5, 2021

This course has been approved by the Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 3.00 total CLE hour(s) instruction.