Maine Open Meetings: Video Tutorials

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Introduction to Open Meeting Law
Taught by attorney Sigmund Schutz, a partner at Preti Flaherty and member of NEFAC’s Board of Directors, this is the first of several lessons on the state’s Open Meeting Law.

How Newsrooms Respond to Executive Session Secrecy
Sawyer Loftus at the Bangor Daily News shares how government agencies inappropriately held executive sessions — secret meetings that are allowed only under certain circumstances — and what he did to respond.

Open Meetings and Public Comment
Attorneys Stephen E. F. Langsdorf and Sigmund Schutz of Preti Flaherty address common challenges to the public’s right to speak at open meetings and help clarify when and how government officials can restrict the speech of those in attendance.