Agenda for Nov. 9, 2018 Seminar & CLE


8:30 – 9 a.m.: Registration

 9 – 10 a.m.: A custodian receiving 7000(+) requests. The City of Albuquerque’s changing approach to requests for public records under IPRA.  Presented by Ethan Watson (City of Albuquerque)

  • How does a large governmental entity deal with the daily crush of IPRA requests?
  • How the City of Albuquerque is tackling the problem

 10 – 10:10 a.m.: Break

 10:10 – 11 a.m.: The Latest in Toomey-style Public vs. Private Entity IPRA disputes, and the IPRA implications of Santa Fe Reporter vs. Gov. Martinez: Presented by Dan Yohalem

  • Libit vs. UNM (records of the UNM Foundation)
  • FOG et al v. Corizon
  • Santa Fe Reporter vs. Martinez

 11 – 11:50 a.m.: Damages and Fees under IPRA: The Impact of Britton vs. Attorney General: Presented by Greg Williams

  • What does the decision really mean for IPRA?
  • What should governmental entities do in response to this decision?

 11:50 – 1 p.m.: Lunch on your own

 1 -1:50 p.m.: The Attorney General and its Transparency Report regarding UNM: Presented by Tania Maestas (Office of the Attorney General)

  • The Attorney General’s report on UNM’s record on transparency
  • How UNM can improve its IPRA and OMA compliance

 1:50 – 2:50 p.m.: Recent IPRA Decisions and Hot-Button Issues: Presented by Charles K. (“Kip”) Purcell

  • Pacheco v. Hudson (judicial and campaign records)
  • Jones v. DPS
  • The Attorney General’s Law Enforcement Body Cam Task Force
  • Costs of Electronic Records
2:50 – 3 p.m.: Break

 3 – 4 p.m.: Open Meetings Act Issues: Presented by Greg Williams

  • Interim Legislative Committees
  • UNM Board of Regents/Personnel Exception

 4 – 5 p.m.: Open Court Records, Ethics and Professionalism: Panel Discussion regarding Sealing of Court Records: Presented by Kent Walz, Chuck Peifer and Greg Williams