CalAware is relaunching during Sunshine Week (March 13-19, 2022) with FIVE virtual events!  All events will be held on Zoom and are free and open to all members of the public. Registration is REQUIRED. We hope you can join us!    

Monday, March 14, 2022, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM PST  

Getting Involved in Legislative Advocacy  

-During this session, Kelly will be joined by Nikki Moore, who served as counsel for the Committee on Public Safety for the California State Assembly, and Lizzie Buchen, who served as a Legislative Advocate with the ACLU of Northern California, to talk through the ways you can get involved in legislative advocacy.  Register in advance here.   

Tuesday, March 15, 2022, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PST 

California Public Records Act & Brown Act: Legislative Updates 

-In this session, we will review updates to open government legislation that went into effect at the start of this year and new legislation that has been introduced for 2022.  Register in advance here. 

Wednesday, March 16, 2022, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM PST  

How to Use the Public Records Act (in partnership with the LA Law Library) 

A primer on the CPRA, this session covers how to make a request, exemptions frequently cited by public agencies, and tips and tricks for getting the information you want.  You can learn more and register in advance here. 

Ask a Lawyer: Accessing Public Records (in partnership with the LA Law Library) 

This session is an extended Q&A for those with questions about how to use the CPRA to access public records.  You can learn more and register in advance here. 

Friday, March 18, 2022, 12:00 – 1:00PM PST  

Brown Act: An Open Discussion on Closed Sessions 

This session will begin with a brief primer on the Brown Act but focus heavily on closed session topics permitted under the Brown Act, including agenda description language, mandatory disclosures, and spotting Brown Act violations.  Register in advance here.