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Sunshine Laws Training Schedule

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.
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2021 Sunshine Laws Certified Training - OSCA

Date: Thu, May 6, 2021
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Webcast - Overview of Ohio's Public Records Act and Open Meetings Act
Hosted by the Ohio State Coroners Association (OSCA)
Sunshine Laws Training will begin  after brief remarks and introduction by Executive Director David Corey. The training will end at approximately  4:15 p.m., and Mr. Corey will conclude the event with closing remarks.

  • This training is free of cost and open to the public.
  • This training provides the mandatory three (3) hour per term training to be completed by elected officials or their designee required by Ohio Rev. Code § 109.43(B)
  • This training provides three (3) general CLE hours for attorneys.

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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