Seminars and Symposiums

The First Amendment Foundation offers many opportunities to learn about Florida’s Sunshine and Public Records Laws.

Speakers Bureau: The Foundation can provide you with critical insight into Florida’s Sunshine and Public Records Laws. If you are interested in having Barbara Petersen come speak or provide a training session to your organization, please contact us at info@floridafaf.org. If your organization is a member of the First Amendment Foundation, we only ask for reimbursement of travel expenses. If your organization is not a member, the cost is $500 plus travel expenses.

Sunshine Seminars: The Foundation holds a series of Sunshine Seminars around the state, inviting the participation of government officials, journalists, and members of the general public. In addition, the Foundation will provide individual seminars on request, with tailor-made presentations to meet the needs of the participants.

Hot Topic Symposiums: The Foundation also periodically conducts symposiums on open government issues of current concern. The first symposium, held in November 2006 at the Poynter Institute, covered HIPPA and its impact on open government. Other symposium topics have included Privacy in the Information Age, Cameras in the Courtroom, Sunshine Litigation, and a Sunshine Summit on Records and Meetings Access Problems.

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  • Curtis Lee

    FAF leaders – I understand there is a program in Jacksonville on Oct 27. I am interested in both attending, and speaking. I have filed 4 lawsuits under either the PRA or Sunshine Law, or both, to date, against Jacksonville area public entities. 2 have resulted in favorable rulings, and 2 still pend. One case is going before the FL Supreme Court. I could speak about the Plaintiff’s perspective – my experiences. Curtis Lee, 904 – 594 – 6192

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