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Posted In: Public Records, Public Records Requests

Checklist: The Records Access Officer’s Guide to the New Public Records Request Procedures *Updated*

One of the new public records law’s biggest changes is its requirement that municipalities designate at least one Record Access Officer (RAO). By the start of 2017, when the new…

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Posted In: Public Records, Public Records Requests

Senate Public Records Bill a Significant Step Backwards; Amendment on Harassing Requests Adopted (UPDATED)

Considerably more onerous than the House public records bill passed in November, the new Senate bill shortens timeframes for compliance, significantly limits the fees municipalities may charge, and creates the potential…

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Posted In: Public Records, Public Records Requests

Massachusetts House Passes Compromise Public Records Legislation. Now on to the Senate

In its last formal session in 2015, the Massachusetts House unanimously passed a new public records bill that has been subject to great debate since last spring between public interest…

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Posted In: Discovery, Public Records Requests

SJC: Public Entities Can Assert Work Product Protection in the Face of Discovery and Public Records Requests

May 15, 2015 – The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) has swept away years of uncertainty over whether public entities can assert work product privilege to protect from disclosure documents…

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