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!

 

NEW SOS ADVICE SHEET ON MANAGING SEX OFFENDER CASE RECORDS

We are happy to announce that after extensive collaboration between LEIRA, WASPC, the Attorney General's Office, and the Secretary of State a new advice sheet has been issued with regard to Sex Offender Case Records.  This is designed to help agencies manage situations where evidence must be retained but the report needs to be transferred to WASPC.  You can find this advice on the SOS website or download it here!

2021 TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

Registration is now open for the LEIRA/FileOnQ Property Room Geography - Un-stuff the Stuff on March 11, 2021.  Please see the calendar for more details, or Click here to register.  Training is free for LEIRA members!

Registration is now open for the FreeDoc records management series to be held on Wednesdays March 17-April 21 at 11 am.  You must register for each session individually.  The training is free, but you will need to use the code LEiRAfReeDoc2 when you register.

Assistant Attorney General Morgan Damerow will be presenting a 1 hour PRA Case Law Update Seminar.  This will be free for LEIRA members on July 27, 2021. Registration information will be available later this spring.

2021 NEW TRAINING PARTNERSHIPS

LEIRA is thrilled to collaborate with FileOnQ for a series of hour-long webinars focused on best practices for property/evidence. Three webinars will be held in February and March. Registration for session 2 is now open.

We’ve also partnered with FreeDoc to offer a series of hour-long webinars focused on records management, including challenges specific to law enforcement. Six webinars will be held in March and April. Registration is now open.

JULIE UBERT HONORED WITH JUDY DEMELLO LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

The LEIRA Executive Board is excited to announce that we have honored Julie Ubert with the Lifetime Achievement award after serving 12 years as the LEIRA Treasurer, a trainer, and mentor to many.  Thank you Julie for your great work!


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.