The Honorable Royce C. Lamberth to Address ASAP at National Training Conference

ASAP President Amy Bennett and NTC Chair Timothy Graham are pleased to announce that the Honorable Royce C. Lamberth will deliver the keynote address at the ASAP National Training Conference on July 19. He will speak about how agencies end up in Court over searches for responsive records. He is known for his candor and is open to questions and answers following his speeches. July 19 will be no different. As many of you know, Senior Judge Lamberth is not without controversy as he has ruled in some high-profile FOIA cases. This is an extremely unique opportunity to learn first-hand how and why judges rule the way they do, and from one of the few who take FOIA cases.

In addition to this special session, the July 18-20 NTC kicks off with a session on the FOIA reform legislation. Congressional staffers from both the House and Senate will discuss the pending legislation and take your questions.

The NTC offers over 30 sessions dealing with basic to advanced to specialized topics in the FOIA, Privacy Act and privacy arenas. Top experts from the large to the small agencies and well-known requesters come together to present core training topics and to discuss specific issues associated with open statutes implementation. We even have "free form" sessions with privacy experts and agency-specific sessions.

Registration is still open, but seats are filling fast. Get the most updated program and all details at accesspro.org/programs/trainingconf/2016. We even have a section on "Why Should I Attend this Training" that may help you with training requests justification.

Need assistance? Contact us at asap@accesspro.org or 202-712-9054.

BREAKING NEWS — AUGUST ASAP Webinar SALE!
We are happy to announce our webinar sale in celebration of FOIA’s birthday! In celebration we are offering $50 webinars to ASAP Members and $70 webinars for Non-members during the month of AUGUST. For more information click here.

BREAKING NEWS — ASAP Announces The Diane Flores Korwin Scholarship
ASAP President Amy Bennett is pleased to announce that this year ASAP is offering The Diane Flores Korwin Scholarship. For more information on this scholarship, please click here.

BREAKING NEWS — ASAP Social Event
Join us on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 from 5:00-7:00pm! We will be meeting at the Madhatter in the Up Bar. This social networking event is a great way to meet other people in our ASAP community. Please remember that drinks and food are on your own, but by attending, your name will be placed in a drawing to receive a FREE webinar! You must be present to win. We hope to see you soon!
RSVP: Email asap@accesspro.org to let us know you are coming — so we have an estimate of our attendees.

BREAKING NEWS — ASAP's 9th National Training Conference — Registration Now Open!
It's back! ASAP's premier training program, the National Training Conference, will be held on July 18-20, 2016 at the Renaissance Capital View Hotel in Arlington, Virginia. Top experts teach basic and advanced sessions making this training attractive to wide agency participation. The NTC Planning Committee chaired by Timothy Graham, with members Kellie Robinson, Barbara Swailes, Kirsten Mitchell and Michael Morisy, are finalizing sessions and speakers. An overview of the core sessions is available. The entire schedule will be posted as soon as it is available. Registration is open, and we have received quite a few full registrations already. Details are posted at www.accesspro.org. Once you have read through the information posted, if you still have questions, we are happy to help! Contact us at asap@accesspro.org or 202-712-9054.

BREAKING NEWS — Food for Thought — April 21, 2016
Celebrating FOIA's Fiftieth with Michael Lemov, who served for eight years as chief counsel to John Moss, the father of the Freedom of Information Act. Lemov has authored the definitive history of John Moss and the Freedom of Information Act, People's Warrior: John Moss and the Fight for Freedom of Information and Consumer Rights which documents the tenacious 12-years fight to enact the Freedom of information Act. Visit www.accesspro.org, Training and Education Programs to register.

BREAKING NEWS — ASAP announces upcoming FOIA/Privacy Act Training Workshop
The FOIA/Privacy Act Training has been confirmed for September 7-9, 2016. This ASAP Workshop is a 2.5 day intensive program specifically designed for those who are new to working with government information and records management, or those with limited experience. Attendees will listen to instruction and participate in practical application work sessions. Seasoned access professionals will lead the sessions, inviting participants to ask questions. For details, click here.

BREAKING NEWS — ASAP Announces winner of The Diane Flores Korwin Scholarship
Congratulations to Karen Hopkins for her winning essay on "Why the FOIA, Information Access, or Privacy Matters to Me."! To view her winning essay click here.

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