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2021 Sunshine Law: Beyond the Basics

Total Credits: 1.1 Self Study

Practice Area:
Government Practice
Audio and Video


Original program date 5/13/2022

This is a look at advanced Sunshine Law issues.  This presentation is designed for lawyers with a working knowledge of the Missouri Sunshine Law who wish to broaden their knowledge of that area of the law.  The presentation examines issues in the Sunshine Law which are not typically discussed in the standard programs which merely give an overview of the law.  This includes issues where the law is not clearly established such as what are single-person and quasi-governmental bodies, can agendas be changed, what are the different types of electronic meetings, how does the sunshine law protect privacy, and when does a record actually exist.  It also looks at some of the more recent cases and how those cases have changed our interpretation.

Speaker: Nathan M. Nickolaus, Lauber Municipal Law, LLC, Jefferson City

Note: This material qualifies for self-study credit only. Pursuant to Regulation 15.04.5, a lawyer may receive up to six hours of self-study credit in a reporting year. Self-study programs do not qualify for GAL Certification, ethics, elimination of bias or Kansas credit.



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Lauber Municipal Law, LLC

The Missouri Bar is grateful to the volunteer author, Nathan M. Nickolaus. Mr. Nickolaus received his B.A., 1985, from Westminster College and J.D., 1988, from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and a Masters of Public Administration from Indiana State University in 2016. Mr. Nickolaus was selected as the City Counselor for Jefferson City in 2003, following 15 years in private practice focused on local government organizations. In 2013 he was appointed as General Counsel for the Missouri Department of Economic Development. In 2012 he received the Lou Czech Award, presented by the Missouri Municipal Attorneys Association.  He is currently Of Counsel with the firm of Lauber Municipal Law and heads its Jefferson City office.

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