BB&K Webinar Sep 16, 2020

The Brown Act: The People’s Business and the Right to Access

BB&K Workshop via Webinar

California’s Ralph M. Brown Act guarantees the public's right to attend and participate in local legislative bodies’ meetings. Codified under California Government Code section 54950, the Brown Act covers every type of local government body, elected or appointed, decision-making or advisory. Some types of private organizations are also covered, as are newly elected members of a legislative body, even before taking office.

Last year, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 126 that requires charter schools to meet the same transparency and accountability requirements as all other schools that receive taxpayer funding, including requiring compliance with the Brown Act.  

In this Best Best & Krieger LLP webinar, attorneys Lauren Langer and Albert Maldonado cover key provisions of the “open and public” law and some authorized exceptions. The discussion also includes:

  • The Brown Act’s purpose
  • To whom it applies
  • What constitutes a “meeting”
  • Where meetings can be held
  • Notice and agenda requirements
  • Frequent mistakes
  • Following the Brown Act in the age of technology


Wednesday, Sep. 16
10-11:30 a.m. (PDT)


$75 per person

This webinar is approved for minimum continuing legal education by the State Bar of California in the amount of 1.5 hours of General Participatory credit. Best Best & Krieger LLP certifies that this activity conforms to the standards of approved educational activities prescribed by the rules and regulations of the State Bar of California governing minimum continuing legal education. Best Best & Krieger LLP is a State Bar of California Approved Provider, #1035. Please note that CLE credit is only available to those who participate in the “live” webinar and Best Best & Krieger LLP is unable to provide credit to those who choose to view the webinar recording.


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