Open Records Legislation


Wednesday, November 14, 2018:Open Records Legislation – with Brian Black, Civil Beat Law Center for the Public Interest Accountability, integrity, compliance, availability, and transparency….these are just a few of the Generally Accepted Recordkeeping Principles that all ARMA members must uphold and promote throughout their careers, in order to serve the needs of their organizations and the public. Join us as we speak with Brian Black about the timely issue of open records legislation, and how emerging trends and regulations can affect the responsibilities of RIM professionals. Learn about local cases involving requests for information, as well as the work the Civil Beat Law Center does to promote transparency in government business and recordkeeping. R. Brian Black is the Executive Director of the Civil Beat Law Center for the Public Interest, seeking to enhance the public dialogue between government and the community through a better informed citizenry. Instilled with a strong community service ethic at Punahou School, Brian led the Civil Liberties Union at Harvard University, specialized in Public Law at Cornell University, clerked for a federal district court in Connecticut, and served as the inaugural fellow for the National Center on Philanthropy and the Law at New York University. Brian joined the Department of the Corporation Counsel for the City and County of Honolulu in 2011, assigned primarily to advise the Department of Environmental Services. Building on that experience, Brian uses innovative advocacy and a spirit of healthy government collaboration to further the Law Center’s mission.