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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:  

Sunshine Laws Certified Training Webcast - Massillon

Webcast
June 16, 2020,  1:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

This training requested by City of Massillon  is a free live webcast for public officials and others interested in open government.

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


2020 Sunshine Laws Certified Training - Middletown

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

June 24, 2020
10:00 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.

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


2020 Sunshine Laws Certified Training - Sharonville

Sharon Centre Auditorium
11450 Lebanon Road
Sharonville, Ohio 45241
In compliance with Governor DeWine’s Executive Order 2020-01D declaring of a state of emergency, the Sunshine Laws Certified Training  in Sharonville has been rescheduled from April 29, 2020 to August 7, 2020.

August 7, 2020
10:00 a.m.  - 1:15 p.m
In compliance with Governor DeWine’s Executive Order 2020-01D declaring of a state of emergency, the Sunshine Laws Certified Training  in Sharonville has been rescheduled from April 29, 2020 to August 7, 2020.

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


2020 Sunshine Laws Certified Training - Marysville

Union County Services Building
940 London Avenue, Rooms A&B
Marysville, Ohio 43040

August 11, 2020, 9:00 a.m.   12:15 p.m.
This course has been approved by the Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 3.00 total CLE hour(s) instruction.


2020 Sunshine Laws Certified Training - Uniontown (City of Green)

City of Green Administration Building
1755 Town Park Boulevard
Uniontown, Ohio 44685

August 27, 2020
10:00 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.

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

 


2020 Sunshine Laws Certified Training - Bexley

Bexley City Hall
2242 E. Main Street
Bexley, Ohio 43209
 

October 23, 2020
10:00 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
 


2020 Sunshine Laws Certified Training - Delaware

Frank B. Willis Government Building
2079 U.S. Route 23 North
Delaware, OH 43015

November 19, 2020 
9:00 a.m.   12:15 p.m.
This course has been approved by the Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 3.00 total CLE hour(s) instruction.