NEFAC: Massachusetts Open Meetings and Public Comment

    March 24, 2023 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
    Justin Silverman

    The New England First Amendment Coalition is continuing its series on state open meeting laws with new classes on public commentary.

    The classes will feature a local attorney who will explain their respective state law on public comments during open meetings. Each class will address common challenges to the public’s right to speak at open meetings and will help clarify when and how government officials can restrict the speech of those in attendance.

    Presenter for Massachusetts:
    Jon Albano is a partner at Morgan Lewis and a board member of the New England First Amendment Coalition. His practice is focused on commercial, media, and appellate litigation, as well as representing newspapers, entertainment and news broadcasters, and publishers.

    Recommended Viewing: (1) Introduction to Massachusetts Open Meeting Law and (2) How Newsrooms Respond to Executive Session Secrecy

    This latest round of classes will be provided by NEFAC with support from the Society of Professional Journalists FoundationSPJ New England, the Rhode Island Foundation and the New England Society of News Editors.