Drafting Agendas: Three Reasons to be More Specific than “Attorney-Client Privileged Communication – Executive Session Anticipated” – JD Supra Business Advisor

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One of the most regularly used reasons to enter executive session is to discuss a matter that would result in the disclosure of communications that are privileged by the attorney-client relationship. The agenda item often appears as this: “Discussion and possible action on attorney-client privileged communication – executive session anticipated.” Unfortunately, this agenda item will probably violate the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). [Read More]

Legislation would allow for more private meetings – Meriden Record-Journal

03/13/16 – By Andrew Ragali

Three decades ago, lawmakers amended a provision in the state’s freedom of information law to prevent public agencies entering executive session to consult with attorneys on general legal matters. A study of the issue at the time found that government agencies were paying attorneys to attend meetings so that the public could be excluded from controversial discussions. [Read More]

Judge overrules FOI Commission ruling on Berlin school board – Journal Inquirer

02/08/16 – By Mike Savino

A judge last week overturned a Freedom of Information Commission ruling that the Berlin Board of Education publicly share the details of a lawyer’s investigation into the actions of its own chairman, saying instead the board never waived its attorney-client privilege. [Read More]