The Government Records Council (GRC) will hold its annual seminar on the Open Public Records Act (OPRA) on Wednesday, August 26, 2009, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the New Jersey State Museum Auditorium, 205 West State St., Trenton. The seminar is open to all, free of charge and no pre-registration is required. There is limited free parking in the State House garage.

A two-hour presentation by GRC Executive Director Catherine Starghill, beginning at 9:30 a.m., will followed by a one-hour question and answer period starting at 11:30.

According to the GRC’s announcement: “This seminar will assist the public, local government employees, governing bodies, departments, boards and commissions to better understand the mandatory requirements of the Open Public Records Act, as well as recent rulings by the Government Records Council and NJ Superior Court that affect the disclosure of government records.”

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