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Registration deadline approaching!!!

Former U.S. Attorney General and leading Presidential historian 
to speak at conference on government transparency and accountability
Albany Law School
May 20-21, 2010

Former U.S. Attorney General and Governor of Pennsylvania Richard
Thornburgh and nationally prominent Presidential historian Richard
Norton Smith will join a group of leading attorneys, members of the
media, and past and current government officials in a two-day event
designed to explore the importance of preserving the correspondence and
official records of governors and other elected public executives, from
local mayors to high federal officials.  

"Documenting Leadership: A Symposium on Public Executive Records in the
21st Century," is sponsored by the New York State Archives Partnership
Trust and the Albany Law School’s Government Law Center and will be
held on the Albany Law School campus, New Scotland Avenue, Albany, NY,
May 20-21.

Panel sessions will include: 

-- Public Policy and the Public Interest

-- Transparency, Executive Records, and the Media

-- Executive Records: Access and Disclosure

-- Access in the Digital Age

-- Executive Records as Legacy

Governor Thornburgh’s keynote is entitled "The Legacy of an
Executive: A Governor’s Perspective."  Historian Richard Norton Smith
will deliver an address entitled "Telling the Executive Story: The
Thrill of the Chase."

The event is free and open to the public and will include a May 20th
reception at the Governor’s Mansion.  For more information and to
register, go to www.albanylaw.edu/executiverecords/.

Deadline for conference and Governor’s Mansion registration is
Monday, May 17th.