Open Meeting Law

The Massachusetts “Open Meeting Law” was enacted in 1975.  Since that time many questions have arisen as to the nature and scope of the Law as well as its application to a particular set of circumstances.  Consequently, citizens, citizen groups, and members of the news media have often inquired about the propriety of action by individual governmental bodies.  Many local officials have also voiced concern as to whether or not certain conduct violates the Law.

In the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the Attorney General's Office has jurisdiction over all Open Meeting Law matters.

I encourage you to contact the address below for additional information.

For more information, contact AAG Robert Nasdor, Open Government Division, Office of the Attorney General, One Ashburton Place, Boston, MA 02108 or phone (617) 727-2200.

Cyber Communication Awareness

District Attorney Michael O’Keefe continues his efforts to keep our schools and communities safe offering a program that addresses Bullying and Cyberbullying Prevention.  Keeping your kids safe online, protecting your privacy, digital citizenship and aspects of the law related to Internet usage.  To schedule a condensed PowerPoint presentation at your school or community youth organization, please call the District Attorney’s Office at 508-362-8113 and ask for one of our Community Outreach Coordinators.