training & education programs

"Food for Thought" Training Seminar

December 4, 2018 – Lafayette Conference Center in Washington, D.C.

Course #1336


Reasonable Searches: You call that Reasonable?




In a fast-pace and data-growing environment, ASAP is proud to present another great Food-For-Thought training seminar presentation that will walk you through the basics of a reasonable search including email and e-discovery considerations. Join us when Karen Finnegan Meyers*, an attorney with a wealth of FOIA experience from the Federal Government side and Ryan Mulvey, counsel at Cause of Action highlight challenges faced by both the Government as well as the requesting community. Tools and tips for ensuring the adequacy of a search will also be discussed. This also is a great opportunity to meet up with your colleagues and meet new peers in the FOIA, Privacy and Records communities.

*Speaker appears in her individual capacity.


DATE: December 4, 2018

TIME: 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM –The presentation begins at 12:35 pm.  

PLACE: Lafayette Center - 1120 20th Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. BUILDING 1 SOUTH, Lower Level. The Lafayette Center is a complex of three brick buildings and is on 20th Street, between L and M Streets. There is also access from 21st Street.

MENU: A selection of boxed lunches, including a vegetarian option, along with iced tea and water will be provided. If you would like to bring your own food and drink, please do so!

COST: Registration/Tuition Fees are for the Training Event (A light lunch is available, courtesy of ASAP.


UP TO 12 pm on November 30: ASAP Members = $15 and Nonmembers = $20

AFTER 12 pm on November 30: ASAP Members = $20 and Nonmembers = $25


Registrations after November 30th will be available on a case-by-case basis due

to planning and building security purposes


How Do I get there? We recommend Metro. The closest Metro stops are on the Red Line, either Dupont Circle (walk southwest) or Farragut North (exit at L & Connecticut Streets, walk west to 20th Street and take a right. Our buildings are also accessible via the D6 bus. To plan your trip click here!

I’m driving. Where can I find convenient parking? – There are quite a few garages very near the site. The Lafayette Center Parking garage is $9 an hour and accessible from 20th or 21st Street. Additional details on the Lafayette Center garage are available here. There are also public garages located on 20th Street, between L and M. ASAP reminds you not to text and drive.