Conference gives overview of courts, open records

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Journalists and citizens who want to learn more about Tennessee's judicial system and how to get information from government agencies are invited to a free conference at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.

Participants will be able to learn how the criminal justice system works, the best way to use Tennessee's open records laws to get information and how the state's civil courts operate.

Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Gary Wade is scheduled to be one of the speakers at the event sponsored by the East Tennessee Society of Professional Journalists and the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy.

The event will be from 8 a.m. till 4 p.m. April 1 in the Toyota Auditorium at the Baker Center.

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