Mass. Attorney General to discuss open meeting law
BOSTON—Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley's office will be discussing the open meeting law in four educational forums across the state.
Coakley's office has announced that it will hold the free forums throughout September and October in Lenox, Barre, Taunton and Barnstable.
The events, which will be led by lawyers and staff from the Attorney General's Division of Open Government, are part of the agency's efforts to help public bodies understand and comply with the requirements of the open meeting law.
The law requires most government body meetings in Massachusetts to be accessible to the public. It does not extend to the 200-member Legislature, which exempted itself from the law.