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Alachua County Attorney-Client Litigation Strategy Session

Press release from Alachua County

On Thursday, August 26, 2021, at 3 p.m., during a publicly-advertised meeting of the County Commission, the Commission Chair will announce the Board’s intention to hold a closed-to-the-public attorney client litigation strategy meeting regarding the case of Catherine Puckett vs. Alachua County, Case #01-2020-CA-953. The procedures applicable to this infrequently-used meeting procedure are governed by Section 286.011(8), Florida Statutes. Based on that statutory section, and for the limited purpose specified therein, attorney-client litigation strategy sessions are exempt from the Sunshine Law and can be closed to the public.

Following the closed-to-the-public attorney-client litigation session, the participants will return to the public meeting, whereupon the public meeting will continue.

Only the following persons will attend the closed-to-the-public attorney-client litigation session:

  • Commissioner Ken Cornell, Chair
  • Commissioner Marihelen Wheeler, Vice Chair
  • Commissioner Charles Chestnut, IV
  • Commissioner Mary Alford
  • Commissioner Anna Prizzia
  • Michele Lieberman, County Manager
  • Sylvia Torres, County Attorney
  • Bob Swain, Deputy County Attorney
  • Certified Court Reporter

The entire attorney-client litigation strategy session will be recorded by a certified court reporter and the recording transcribed. Upon conclusion of the litigation, the transcript of the attorney-client litigation strategy session shall be made part of the public record.

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