Luers Addresses New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists

New Jersey lawmakers proposed a so-called reform bill that will essentially gut the Open Public Records Act (OPRA), a law that has helped keep New Jersey government honest for over two decades. Journalists and the public have used OPRA to reveal some of the state's biggest stories, shedding light on corruption, fraud, waste and abuses of power.

Now that OPRA is under attack, who will defend it? The New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists has assembled a panel of experts to discuss flaws of the bill working its way through the Legislature and provide meaningful solutions for improving access to public records in the Garden State without defanging the current law.

Cohn Lifland's Walter Luers will be on the panel of "Defending OPRA," April 30 at Rider University's Rebovich Institute.