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Hall Booth Smith, P.C.
open government program for firm's visiting guests
When: Tue September 23 15:00 - 16:30
Where: 191 Peachtree Street, NE, Suite 2900, At
2014 Georgia Open Government Symposium
open government workshop presented by Georgia First Amendment Foundation, Georgia Transparency Project, Center for Collaborative Journalism, Georgia College Press Association
When: Fri October 17 10:00 - 15:00
Where: CCJ Building, Mercer Village, Macon
Media Law Resource Center (MLRC) Open Government program
open government program sponsored by Georgia First Amendment Foundation
When: Tue October 21 15:00 - 17:00
Where: Kennesaw State University
National Freedom of Information Annual Conference
annual gathering of state freedom of information groups
When: Thu October 23 15:00 - Fri October 24 16:30
Where: St. Petersburg, Florida
In the spirit of Charles L. Weltner The Weltner Freedom of Information Banquet, which occurs each January, honors the Georgian who has done the most for freedom of information. It is named for the former chief justice of the Georgia Supreme Court who championed F.O.I. and ethics in state government.
"When there is not openness, corruption grows rapidly." -- Vernon Keenan, director of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation
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