Find links to valuable information in the following areas:

Brechner Center resources

State, National & International resources

Other related organizations

 

BRECHNER CENTER RESOURCES

Databases:
Attorneys' Fees Database - A chronology of cases in which plaintiffs obtained litigation expenses in legal actions filed under Florida’s Open Meetings or Open Records laws.
Prosecutions Database - Chronology listing known cases in which public officials either pleaded no contest or guilty to or were convicted of criminal or civil charges under the Open Records or Open Meetings

Florida County and State Access Issues:

1999-2010
2011-2014

Legislative Summaries:

Click on the year to see summaries of exemptions to the state's open government laws passed each year.

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2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
2007
2006
2005
2004

Legislative Updates:

Click on the year to see details of the exemptions to the state's open government laws passed that year and how your legislators voted.

2015
2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
2007
2006
2005
2004

 

Publications:

Florida Public Records Request Letter
FOIA Request Letter
Citizen's Guide (PDF version)
Citizen's Guide (Video version)
Frequently Asked Questions

 

STATE, NATIONAL, & INTERNATIONAL RESOURCES

Florida
Office of the Governor
Florida Legislature
Florida Attorney General
Florida Sunshine Laws
Ch. 119 Public Records
Ch. 286 Public Meetings

Fla. Const. I § 24
Florida Bar Reporter's Handbook
Attorney General's Open Government Mediation Program
The Florida Department of State’s Public Records Management Seminars

National
Federal Freedom of Information Act
Federal, State, and Local Government Links
FedWorld Home Page
NFOIC's State and National Freedom of Information Resource Web Site
Citizen's Guide on Using the Freedom of Information Act and the Privacy Act of 1974 to RequestGovernment Records

International
International Trends
Australian Journal FOI Home Page
Story on Scottish FOI Law

 

OTHER RELATED ORGANIZATIONS

FOI Associations and Societies
First Amendment Foundation
The Freedom Forum First Amendment Center
The Freedom of Information Center (University of Missouri)
National Freedom of Information Coalition
The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press
Society of Professional Journalists
The Student Press Law Center
Sunshine in the Government Initiative

Electronic Records
Computers, Freedom, and Privacy
Video Library Electronic Frontier Canada
Electronic Frontier Foundation
Electronic Privacy Information Center
Computers, Freedom, and Privacy

Miscellaneous
FindLaw Cyberlaw Issues
Search Systems Free Public Records Database
Public Records

 


Freedom of Information and
Online Access Resources