I recently attended the lunch program Pre-Litigation Discovery: A New Look at the Arizona Public Records Law, sponsored by the Employment and Labor Law Section of the State Bar of Arizona. The speakers were KATHRYN MARQUOIT, Esq., Arizona Ombudsman’s Office, JERRY KIRKPATRICK, Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records, and KRAIG MARTON, Esq., Jaburg Wilk PC, and they gave a detailed summary of what to do and what to expect when requesting public records requests during or prior to employment litigation.
It was a great presentation and I figured I would pass along a few of the websites that were mentioned that seem particularly helpful:
When seeking Arizona public records, this link contains a list of numerous agencies where records can be found (and requested) in the State. The information spans just about everything you can imagine – from birth and death information to UCC liens.
The retention schedule HR/personnel records held by the Arizona State Library, Archives, and Public Records is a good document to hold on to – not only because it shows the retention requirements, but it also identifies the series numbers for various categories of information. The series numbers allow a person making a public records request to refer to a particular series number which helps make clear exactly what is being sought.
And this wasn’t part of the presentation, but I wanted to pass along one more link just for fun for the Arizona readers. I came across this website the other day following a conversation I had at the Arizona Small Business Association’s 40th Birthday Bash. If you are looking for something to do this weekend, check out Local First lists “Arizona Favorites” it has numerous Top 10 lists of local restaurants that are submitted by local politicians, executives, tv personalities, and so on.