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March 2024 -- Open Public Records Act: 2024 Update

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In New Jersey, open government is often paid lip service, but is it the reality? What protections are afforded to government employees and/or YOU when citizens seek their/your personnel records under the Open Public Records Act (“OPRA”) or the common law right of access? What is the difference between the two? Our panel, OPRA requestor’s attorney Donald Doherty, Esq., and custodian attorney James L. Plosia Jr., will discuss recent trends in public records requests, proposed legislation to curtail OPRA, and current court decisions. Additionally, hotly contested issues such as the availability of elected and appointed officials’ text messages and private emails as government records, counsel fees under the common law and the use of public records request as an alternative to discovery or union information requests will be addressed.

Program Coordinator:

  • Jonathan F. Cohen, Esq. (Plosia Cohen, LLC)


  • Donald M. Doherty, Esq. (Law Office of Donald Doherty)
  • James L.Plosia, Esq. (Plosia Cohen, LLC)

DATE:  Monday, March 4, 2024
TIME:  5:30 P.M.  Registration and Informal Reception
           6:00 P.M.  Dinner
           7:00 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.  Program

LOCATION:      Americana Kitchen & Bar
                         359 Route 130
                         East Windsor, NJ  08520

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March 4th, 2024 from  5:30 PM to  8:30 PM
MONROE TWP, NJ 08831-1560
United States
Event Fee(s)
Non-members $75, Logged-in Members $65 $75.00