On February 24, 2009 (in Holmdel) and February 26, 2009 (in Mount Laurel) an organization that is apparently affiliated with the New Jersey League of Municipalities will be holding a seminar entitled “Managing Government E-Mail Risks: OPRA, E-Discovery, and Retention ­ and Developing Solutions.” The half-day seminar costs $75 for League members and $150 for non-members.

The seminar is described in detail and a registration form is available here.

Readers who live in municipalities where there is confusion over e-mail management requirements (e.g. municipalities where the elected officials use their personal e-mail accounts for official correspondence) should encourage their municipal officials to attend.

I’d like to communicate with anyone who attends the seminar. I would be interested in obtaining copies of some the seminar material and handouts, particularly any model policy on managing email.

Originally distributed on January 27, 2009

Chairman of the New Jersey Libertarian Party's Open Government Advocacy Project. Please send all comments to [email protected]