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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 - Marysville

Date: Tue, Aug 11, 2020
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM

WEBCAST
This training was originally scheduled to be held at the Union County Services Building, 940 London Avenue, Rooms A&B, Marysville, Ohio.
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.
Upon registering an email will be sent to the email address provided to confirm registration.  The email will contain a link to test your device for  the Minimum System Requirements.

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

The program will begin promptly at 9:00 a.m.

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2020 Sunshine Laws Certified Training Webcast - Ohio Housing Authority Conference

Date: Wed, Aug 26, 2020
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM

WEBCAST - Requested by the Ohio Housing Authorities Conference. 
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.
Upon registering an email will be sent to the email address provided to confirm registration.  The email will contain a link to test your device for  the Minimum System Requirements.

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

The program will begin promptly at 9:00 a.m.

Please download and/or print prior to the training.
2020 SLT PowerPoint Handout
Sunshine Laws Training Agenda

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2020 Sunshine Laws Certified Training - Middletown

Date: Wed, Oct 7, 2020
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 June 24, 2020 has been postponed to October 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 Webcast - Uniontown (City of Green)

Date: Wed, Oct 14, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:15 PM

WEBCAST
This training was originally scheduled to be held at the City of Green Administration Building, 1755 Town Park Boulevard, Uniontown, Ohio 44685 on August 27, 2020.
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.
Upon registering an email will be sent to the email address provided to confirm registration.  The email will contain a link to test your device for  the Minimum System Requirements.

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

Please download and/or print prior to the training.
2020 SLT PowerPoint Handout
Sunshine Laws Training Agenda

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2020 Sunshine Laws Certified Training - Bexley

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

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

In compliance with Governor DeWine’s Executive Order 2020-01D declaring of a state of emergency, the Sunshine Laws Certified Training  scheduled for April 17, 2020 has been postponed until October 23, 2020 from 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 hourNOT(s) instruction.

2020 Sunshine Laws Certified Training - Orrville

Date: Tue, Nov 17, 2020
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:15 PM

Schmid Hall
501 Hall Street
Orrville, Ohio 44667

In compliance with the continuation of the Ohio Department of Health Social Distancing recommendations, the Sunshine Laws Certified Training  scheduled for  April  16, 2020 has been postponed to November 17, 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 - Delaware

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

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

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