Workshop: How to FOIA Effectively
with Children’s Health Defense attorney Risa Evans
Saturday, February 3rd
10 am to 2 pm
$45 registration includes lunch
Westford Regency & Conference Center
219 Littleton Rd, Westford, MA

Workshop Description: 

This hands-on workshop will start with a brief presentation about the federal Freedom of Information Act and state open records laws. Then we’ll discuss how to think through, write, and submit an effective open records request. Finally, we’ll brainstorm potentially fruitful areas of inquiry, and draft and start submitting requests.

Please bring a laptop if you can. Also, bring your ideas about agencies and areas for investigation!

About Risa Evans, esq:

Risa Evans is a staff attorney at Children’s Health Defense. Risa leads CHD’s Freedom of Information Act efforts and works on other legal issues as they arise. Risa began her legal career as a public defender. After her daughter was born, she left law and spent a decade homemaking and homeschooling. She then worked as a law professor, teaching legal writing and lawyering skills.

Lunch will be served.

If you are up for it, after the workshop, join us for some social time just down the road where health freedom advocate Joy Reo will be performing at Carlson’s Cider Barn in Harvard.

Saturday, February 3
Joy Reo Trio 4:30 – 7:30 PM
No cover charge; we’ll be paid through the tip jar
Carlson’s Cider Barn
115 Oak Hill Rd
Harvard, MA 01451
(Easy to get to, off Route 2)

Soulful, sassy, and classy. Torch songs, tender ballads, pop songs, and show tunes. All ages welcome!

  • Joy Reo – vocals
  • Molly Flannery – keyboard & melodica
  • Diane Heffner – clarinet and saxophone
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