Vermont Open Meetings: Video Tutorials

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Introduction to Open Meeting Law
Taught by NEFAC’s Lia Ernst, legal director at the ACLU of Vermont, this is the first of several lessons on the state’s Open Meeting Law.

How Newsrooms Respond to Executive Session Secrecy
Sasha Goldstein at Seven Days shares how a government agency inappropriately held executive sessions — secret meetings that are allowed only under certain circumstances — and what his newsroom did to respond.

Open Meetings and Public Comment
NEFAC’s Lia Ernst, legal director at the ACLU of Vermont, addresses common challenges to the public’s right to speak at open meetings and helps clarify when and how government officials can restrict the speech of those in attendance.