Free OPMA/OPRA seminar on November 8, 2017. VIDEO AVAILABLE!

Join NJFOG and guest speaker Senator Loretta Weinberg in Bergen County on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 to learn more about New Jersey’s Open Public Meetings and Records laws (OPMA and OPRA). Senator Weinberg is the primary sponsor of reform legislation Continue Reading →

Appellate Court expands OPRA exemption for student records, requires court order

A October 16, 2017 Appellate Court ruling blocks access to “student records” by non-authorized persons without parental consent or a court order. This would appear to include matters of significant public concern. John Paff wrote, “This sweeping decision appears to Continue Reading →

Should elected officials be allowed to phone in to public meetings?

Allowing the members of a public body to attend its public meetings by phone is a practice increasingly mired in controversy. Should it be legal in other than emergency or special circumstances? Certainly, members of the public can’t do it Continue Reading →