Webinar: Implications of the "Private Device Communications" Ruling for Public Officials and Staff

On March 2, 2017, the California Supreme Court issued its expansive opinion in City of San Jose et al. v. The Superior Court of Santa Clara County (Smith), which involved a public records request seeking emails and text messages sent or received on private electronic devices used by officials and employees of the City of San Jose. The Court addressed head on whether such emails or text messages were "public records" subject to disclosure under the California Public Records Act (CPRA).

CaliforniaCityNews is partnering with Burke, Williams & Sorensen, LLP to present a webinar on the implications for public agencies and officials on March 15 at 11:30 a.m.

This webinar is free to CityNews readers, please signup below.

Leading the discussion will be attorneys Donald M. Davis, who currently serves as the City Attorney for Rolling Hills Estates, Assistant City Attorney for the City of Camarillo, and General Counsel for the Bear Valley Community Services District, as well as Kane Thuyen, an attorney specializing in public law with experience representingnumerous cities, county agencies, special districts, school districts, and nonprofit organizations in both an advisory and litigation capacity.

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