Haider Kazim, a partner in our Traverse City office, and Andrew Brege, an attorney in our Grand Rapids office, recently conducted a municipal law training session for the Michigan Municipal Risk Management Authority (MMRMA). The training session, held in Escanaba, was well-attended by MMRMA members from 27 different municipalities, many from the Upper Peninsula.
Mr. Kazim and Mr. Brege provided training on the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and discussed how to avoid violations of FOIA and the costly litigation that comes along with it. They also presented on the Open Meetings Act (OMA) and explained the requirements of the laws, the procedures you must follow in implementing them and the exceptions you may invoke in appropriate circumstances.
When dealing with FOIA and OMA, it is important for municipalities to be prepared to deal with the numerous legal questions that arise. If you have any questions or concerns regarding FOIA or OMA, or if your municipality is interested in a similar seminar, please contact Mr. Kazim at (231) 922-1888 or firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Mr. Brege at (616) 975-7470 or email@example.com.