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April 9, 2013, 8:42 am
Filed under: Denver Post, Public Relations

Here’s a lesson for aspiring PR professionals that they don’t teach you in college: Don’t send confidential emails to public officials who are subject to open-records requests (or this might happen). And maybe think twice about using an attorney who doesn’t already understand this.

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I think you’re making a mountain out of a mole hill. I could argue that it is intelligent to take some advice from a lawyer under the circumstances. I wouldn’t expect anything favorable to his position from the Post. Also I think you have a position on the subject and are defending it by criticizing the actions of the sheriff. The fact that the sheriff consulted with a lawyer is hardly a negative, it shows some good sense.

Comment by Bill Kostka

Bill – Thanks for the comment. I think we’re actually on the same side of this issue. In my job, I consult with lawyers all the time and work behind-the-scenes to engage and mobilize my clients’ supporters.

My issue is simply that we all should be aware that Denver Post reporters will be reading our emails if they are sent to public officials subject to CORA requests. And when we aren’t careful, articles like this one are the result.

Comment by Jeremy Story

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