From: Jobin-Davis, Camille (DOS)
Sent: Wednesday, January 23, 2008 11:16 AM
Subject: FW: Open Meetings Law - judicial proceeding


In keeping with the opinion articulated below, I believe that if a mediation proceeding is initiated
either pursuant to court order or subsequent to the commencement of litigation, it would be a
"judicial or quasi-judicial proceeding" exempt from the Open Meetings Law (section 108(1)).

I hope this is helpful to you. If you would prefer a formal advisory opinion please let me know. Thank


Camille S. Jobin-Davis, Esq.
Assistant Director
NYS Committee on Open Government
Department of State

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