North Carolina law requires government bodies to do their work in public. It makes sense. We don’t want a city council or board of education making decisions in secret. There are certain situations where they are permitted to exclude the public, but those are limited. Unfortunately, decisions still occasionally get made behind closed doors when they shouldn’t.
Attorney Jones spent five years as the director of the North Carolina Open Government Coalition, a nonpartisan non-profit that promotes access to government information. He routinely helped citizens and journalists who were having difficulty finding out what happened behind closed doors of government meetings, and he helped them understand their rights.
If you believe you’ve been improperly excluded from a government meeting, please call today for a free consultation: 919-937-2555