On Thursday, November 18, 2021, attorneys Chris Finney and Curt Hartman will teach “Using Public Records to Overcome Government Bureaucracy” to Cincinnati Lawyer’s Club. Registration is at 11:30, lunch is at noon, and the 2-hour program starts at 1:15 PM. No reservations are required. CLE and lunch costs $25 for members and $30 for non-members. For more information, call Robert W. Cettel, President 513-325-2279 (cell).
Curt Hartman, in particular, is a leading attorney in Ohio on Sunshine Law, which encompasses Ohio’s Open Meetings statute and Ohio’s Public Records statute. Ohio has some of the strongest Sunshine Laws in the nation, and Finney Law Firm has pursued dozens of cases, including ones all the way to the Ohio Supreme Court, expanding the boundaries of public access to official business. The most famous of such cases was the “Gang of Five” case addressing corruption on Cincinnati City Council that significantly developed and expanded both the Open Meetings and Public Records statutes, but there have been dozens more.
Finney and Hartman will address the statutory and case law rights of the public to official business and regale the audience with important public interest victories (and losses) under those statutes.