BB&K Webinar Jan 16, 2020

The Brown Act: The People’s Business and the Right to Access

BB&K Webinar

The Ralph M. Brown Act (California Government Code section 54950), guarantees the public's right to attend and participate in local legislative bodies’ meetings. The Brown Act covers every type of local government body, elected or appointed, decision-making or advisory. Some types of private organizations are also covered, as are newly elected members of a legislative body, even before taking office.
Last year, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed legislation that will make it mandatory for every charter school in California to follow the Brown Act.
In this Best Best & Krieger LLP webinar, Partner Ruben Duran and Associate Henry Castillo will cover key provisions of the “open and public” law and some authorized exceptions. The discussion will also include:

  • The Brown Act’s purpose
  • To whom does it apply
  • What constitutes a meeting
  • Where meetings can be held
  • Notice and agenda requirements
  • Frequently made mistakes
  • Following the Brown Act in the age of technology


Thursday, Jan. 16
10-11:30 a.m. (PST)


$75 per person
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Best Best & Krieger
Attn: Accounts Receivable
P. O. Box 1028
Riverside, CA 92502

This webinar is approved for minimum continuing legal education by the State Bar of California in the amount of 1.5 hours of General Participatory credit. Best Best & Krieger LLP certifies that this activity conforms to the standards of approved educational activities prescribed by the rules and regulations of the State Bar of California governing minimum continuing legal education. Best Best & Krieger LLP is a State Bar of California Approved Provider, #1035. Please note that CLE credit is only available to those who participate in the “live” webinar and Best Best & Krieger LLP is unable to provide credit to those who choose to view the webinar recording.

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