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Rhode Island Public Records Law
The New England First Amendment Coalition and the Society of Professional Journalists New England are offering lessons on the federal Freedom of Information Act and state public record laws.

The short introductory classes will feature expert instructors and be moderated by Emily Sweeney, a reporter at The Boston Globe and a board member of both NEFAC and SPJNE.

Registration is now open for all classes.

"Public record laws are a valuable tool to help citizens learn about and engage with their government," Sweeney said. "But they vary greatly from state to state. This series of presentations will help everyone better understand the laws in New England and how they can best be used."

Jul 14, 2021 06:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

Mark Freel
Mark Freel is a partner at Locke Lord in Providence. He has served as lead counsel in numerous cases involving constitutional and civil rights, including First Amendment rights and section 1983 claims.
Emily Sweeney
Emily Sweeney is a multimedia journalist at The Boston Globe and author of the book “Boston Organized Crime.” She has been a staff writer at the Globe since 2001. Sweeney currently writes the “Tales From The Blotter” column which appears in the Globe every Sunday.