120 - Complying with the Illinois Open Meetings Act
Andrew Keyt, Partner, Heyl Royster Voelker & Allen; James Rooney, Associate, Heyl Royster Voelker & Allen
This presentation will discuss the basic requirements of the act. What constitutes a meeting? What are the pitfalls of using electronic communication? When is there a quorum? What should be on the agenda? What can or should be discussed in closed sessions? What are the mechanics of a closed session? We will also discuss the 2020 amendments. Takeaways include a greater awareness of the pitfalls of using electronic communications and understanding when and how to use closed sessions.
- Gain a basic understanding of the overall requirements of the Open Meetings Act.
- Gain a working knowledge of closed sessions and understand the dangers of electronic communication.