Right to Know
The Municipal Attorneys of High Swartz are experienced in guiding municipalities, school boards, zoning hearing boards and other governmental agencies and boards in all areas related to compliance with the Pennsylvania Right to Know Law and Sunshine Act.
We work with municipalities, school boards and agencies to ensure that their regulations and Right to Know Officers are up to date in the latest changes in the law and Office of Open Records’ rulings. To accomplish this the attorneys of High Swartz, provide:
- Training for elected officials, administration and employees in maintenance of public records;
- Review of regulations and revision if necessary;
- Assistance with review and response to citizen requests for records;
- Assistance with appeals to the Pennsylvania Office of Open Records and Court of Common Pleas; and,
- Appellate actions
The attorneys of High Swartz will also work with selected private clients who require assistance with Right to Know Requests from municipal and state agencies. They will guide their clients in the proper requests and the proper procedure for requesting the records which will meet their specific needs. Requests can be made not only from Townships and Boroughs, but from most public county and state agencies and departments. The attorneys at High Swartz can guide clients through the procedures for filing requests with the proper agencies.
High Swartz Municipal Attorneys also have a depth of experience in advising municipalities regarding the Pennsylvania Sunshine Act, also referred to as the Open Meeting Act.