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Joy Ramsingh

Drafting and Filing an Open Records Request

$415.00

This package takes the hassle out of drafting by ensuring that your request avoids obvious legal hurdles, and is addressed to the correct agency employee.

This package also includes advice as to the specific deadlines and timelines at issue with your request and potential appeal.

Joy Ramsingh

Administrative Appeal

$365.00

This includes an appeal of the denial of a request to a state ombudsman or the Attorney General, including the required appeal form and ensuring that you preserve all issues before the appeals officer.

Sometimes this is all that is necessary for a favorable outcome, if you are not the party with the burden of proof.

Joy Ramsingh

Legal Argument on Admin Appeal

$875.00 - $3,000.00 

(depending on the complexity of the argument and the reasons for agency denial)

This includes presentation of legal argument and/or additional facts to the appeals officer.

Joy Ramsingh

Mediation 

$620.00 - $2,500.00 

(depending on the complexity of the argument and the reasons for agency denial)

This includes a meeting with a mediator and your opposing requester or agency to negotiate a mutually agreeable outcome. This can be effective when an agency wants to provide records but needs additional time, or when a requester is willing to narrow the scope of the request.

Joy Ramsingh

Petition for Judicial Review

$1,550.00 - $5,900.00, plus applicable filing fees 

(depending on the complexity of the argument and the reasons for agency denial)

This includes filing a Petition for Review and the record with the appropriate reviewing court, preserving your grounds from denial/administrative appeal.

This option can only be selected in conjunction with an Appellate Advocacy Package.

Joy Ramsingh

Appellate Advocacy

Contact Ramsingh Legal for a custom quote on brief drafting/filing and oral argument services.

Aggressive representation in any appellate court to obtain your public records. 

While it is impossible to provide these services at a flat fee, an estimated fee will be provided upon consultation and services will be provided within an agreed-upon margin of that estimate. 

Joy Ramsingh

Enforcement Actions

Contact Ramsingh Legal for a custom quote on filing a legal action to enforce compliance with an open records decision.

You have a favorable decision, but the other party won't cooperate. Now what? 

While it is impossible to provide these services at a flat fee, an estimated fee will be provided upon consultation and services will be provided within a margin of that estimate. 

Joy Ramsingh

Open Records Training

Packages start at $120.00 per person for a group of ten or more, please contact Ramsingh Legal for a custom quote.

A training can help your agency understand its obligations in responding to requests, or we can train journalists and citizens to file and appeal open records requests.

Joy Ramsingh

Standard Hourly Rate

$365 per hour

If you are seeking advice on any aspect of the open records process, or you just have a question or two, feel free to reach out.

Discounted rates may be available to journalists and nonprofits.

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