The Weiss Open Government Legal Fellowship deadline is approaching, new FAF board members installed and more from the First Amendment Foundation.


The First Amendment Foundation proudly welcomes our newly installed 2018 FAF Board Members:

ANA-KLARA ANDERSON, Senior Counsel, NBC Sports

FARHOOD BASIRI, Co-founder, Bellwether Software and IT

TRIMMEL GOMES, President, Gomes Media Strategies 

THOMAS D. HALL, President, TLH Consulting Group LLC

MATT PARCELL, News Director, Cox Media Group Orlando 


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June 18, 2018

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Miami Herald by Mary Ellen Klas
June 4, 2018

Miami-Dade DA just lost her appeal to Supreme Court in landmark First Amendment case
Medium by Grant Stern
June 4, 2018


Apply today for the Weiss Open Government Legal Fellowship

The First Amendment Foundation, a small non-profit organization dedicated to protecting and advancing the public’s constitutional right to open government, has a legal fellowship position available for 2L and 3L law students starting in September 2018.  The Weiss Legal Fellow works directly with the FAF president and general counsel on open government issues and will be actively engaged in tracking and analyzing legislation during the 2019 legislative session.  Fellows are paid a small stipend and will be selected on the basis of academic achievement and communication skills, a demonstrated interest in public policy, and a commitment to public service.  Candidates must be available to work in the FAF’s Tallahassee office January through April.  Please submit your resume and a short writing sample by August 1 to sunshine@floridafaf.org. Initial interviews will be conducted via telephone the week of August 6.


About the First Amendment Foundation

The First Amendment Foundation believes that government openness and transparency is critical to citizen trust and involvement in our democratic society – without Government in the Sunshine, civic engagement cannot bloom. Through ongoing monitoring of the state’s public records, open meetings laws, the education of government officials and citizens – the Foundation promotes the public’s constitutional right to oversee and to participate in the governance process.

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