Saturday, September 08, 2012

Maine's first public access ombudsman

"Attorney General William Schneider announced Friday that his special assistant will become Maine's first public access ombudsman.

Brenda Kielty, a lawyer who has been Schneider's public information officer since he was elected by the Legislature nearly two years ago, is expected to transition into her new job over the next few months.

Her new duties will include responding to inquiries about Maine's Freedom of Access Act, working to resolve complaints, preparing educational materials about the law in collaboration with the state's Right to Know Advisory Committee, and making recommendations about improving access to public records and proceedings."

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