Freedom of Information (FOI) Workshop

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Freedom of Information (FOI) Workshop

This workshop will be given 2 times (both identical):
   Day 1: Friday, 22-July-2022, 12:00pm - 2:00pm, Workshop A (D'Angelo 309)

   Day 2: Saturday, 23-July-2022, 8:30pm - 10:30pm, Workshop A (D'Angelo 309)

NOTE: You do NOT need to register to take this workshop -- please show up early to ensure a seat at Workshop A (D'Angelo 309).


Public records requests are an important research tool. But for these requests to be effective you need to know how to make the requests so they have the best chance of success, and to be able to counter obstacles that agencies may throw in your path. This workshop teaches the nuts and bolts of submitting FOI requests to federal, state and local agencies. Learn how to formulate and submit records requests (even from your phone), and how to overcome stonewalling, delays, unfair fees, and release of records in unhelpful formats. Find out how to tap agency portals to track requests, how to negotiate with agencies on the scope of your request, how to best appeal incorrect agency decisions, and how to seek declassification of classified records. The workshop will offer ample opportunities for Q&A, so bring your toughest FOI questions and real-life examples to learn from.


Michael Ravnitzky

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Registration -- NOT required

You do not need to register in advance to take this workshop -- just show up early to ensure a seat.:

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