Announcements

Records professionals constantly face challenges in keeping up with case law, trends, technology, etc.  We hope these resources will help you with some of the more recent changes, decisions, opinions, etc.  If you have suggestions for us to add please let us know!

2019 LEIRA TRAINING CONFERENCE TO BE HELD IN WALLA WALLA

LEIRA is partnering with host agencies Walla Walla PD, College Place PD, and Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office to present the 2019 LEIRA Conference at the Marcus Whitman Hotel and Conference Center.  The conference will be September 24-26 and registration is now open.  We are also working to get conference hotel rates from the 23rd through the 27th in case anyone wants to stay and enjoy the area a little extra.  If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Patty Blakely.  

LOS ANGELES SUPERIOR COURT ONLINE RECORDS

LEIRA recently became aware of a way to obtain information on CA conviction information online through the Los Angeles Superior Court.  This can be extremely helpful when attempting to research firearms background checks.  Please see this memo that explains the process for obtaining an MOU.  

 

ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE ANNOUNCES PUBLIC RECORDS CONSULTATION SERVICE AND UPDATED PUBLIC RECORDS MODEL RULES

The Washington Attorney General's Office announced that they have up and running the new program that will provide assistance to all agencies in need of a consultation on how to handle various public records situations.  They also have several free training resources available.  Additionally, the Model Rules are getting an update.

 

SARA DI VITTORIO HONORED WITH LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP

The LEIRA Executive Board is excited to announce that we have honored Sara with the inaugural Honorary Lifetime Membership award for her incredible service to our organization. 

JULIAN TARVER PERMANENT INJUNCTION

 The Attorney General’s Office on behalf of Department of Corrections has obtained a permanent injunction preventing inmate Julian Tarver from making public records requests to any state or local agency in Washington without prior court approval.  Please see the order for specifics. Please share this information with your legal advisor.
 
 
REASONABLE TIME ESTIMATE ON CLARIFICATIONS

MRSC published an article about the Court of Appeals' decision on Hikel v. City of Lynnwood. The decision essentially mandates that a reasonable time estimate must be given within the 5 day response time, even when a clarification is being sought.  A clarification is not deemed to be one of the 4 acceptable responses to a request.