public record


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public record

n. any information, minutes, files, accounts or other records which a governmental body is required to maintain, and which must be accessible to scrutiny by the public. This includes the files of most legal actions. A court will take "judicial notice" of a public record (including hearsay in the record) introduced as evidence. For example: a recorded deed to show transfer of title or a criminal judgment are both public records.

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The decision to release the names came after Secretary of State Ken Detzner agreed that the list is a public record.
a) Every person has the right to inspect or copy any public record made or received in connection with the official business of any public body, officer, or employee of the state, or persons acting on their behalf, except with respect to records exempted pursuant to this section or specifically made confidential by this Constitution.
Westlake officials decided upon a three-part procedure: (1) inform employees and board members of current policy and of what constitutes a public record, (2) develop a straightforward system to sort e-mail so it could be more easily searched when records were requested, and (3) train users more effectively.
Many counties make public records that may contain Social Security numbers (SSNs) available in bulk to businesses and individuals in response to state open records laws, and also because private companies often request access to these records to support their business operations.
The manual to online public records; the researcher's tool to online resources of public records and public information.
Focusing on laws governing public access to public records, content covers topics such as: the application of public records laws to electronic data; implications of electronic documents within the context of discovery; the interplay between access to public records and litigants' right of discovery; the balance between access and the right to privacy; public disclosure of e-mails; records of private companies doing business with state and local agencies; and, the relationship between traditional lawyer work, client communication privileges, and public record laws.
However, where the documentation that is accessible to the appraiser is not public record, it needs to be supplied by the relevant team member.
LAWS AND REGULATIONS PROHIBIT CPAs from disclosing clients' personal financial information, but bankruptcy statutes require that very same information to go into the public record.
And the press failed to call them on that by looking at what was in the public record.
Seisint is a provider of public record services in the U.
For example, both provide a list of private companies that gather public record information, followed by a list profiling each company in more detail.
The CPRA states that "[p]ublic records are open to inspection at all times during the office hours of the state or local agency and every person has a right to inspect any public record," with certain exceptions.

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