November 30, 2006
Jefferson City, Mo. — Attorney General Jay Nixon is encouraging public officials from across Missouri to attend a one-day conference on Ethics in Government in Jefferson City on Jan. 9. The seminar is being offered at no charge by Nixon's office.
Sessions at the conference will cover:
"With many elected officials taking office for the first time at the beginning of January, this is an ideal time for those officials and others already in office to make certain they are acquainted with some of the ethical and legal questions they must face every day," Nixon said. "Our goal is to make certain that ignorance of the law is not an excuse for non-compliance, and attorneys from my office will provide useful information and be ready to answer questions."
To date, nearly 1,500 public officials in Missouri have attended the Ethics in Government conferences sponsored by Nixon over the past 10 years.
The 2007 conference will be held on Jan. 9 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Room 490-492 of the Harry S Truman State Office Building, located at 301 W. High St. in Jefferson City. Although free, registration for the conference will be limited. For more information on registering, call 573-751-7052.