Terry Mutchler to speak on the Right to Know Law and the Sunshine Act at the Sunshine Week Summit

March 13, 2024

This year marks the 15th anniversary of Pennsylvania’s Right to Know Law, a milestone in transparency and accountability for the commonwealth. As the founding executive director who helped draft this legislation, Terry Mutchler, Chair of Obermayer’s Transparency & Public Data Practice, is presenting a CLE session on the Right to Know Law (RTKL) and the Sunshine Act for open meetings. ED of the Board of Elections will also participate, addressing the impact this law will have in the 2024 elections. The session, coinciding with the National Sunshine Week, will take place in Harrisburg, PA on Wednesday, March 13, 2024.



Terry was the first woman to argue a legal case in Independence Hall. This argument occurred when the Pennsylvania Supreme Court reopened it to hear legal arguments and also to television coverage, for the first time in 270 years. She is on the national board of the Freedom of Information Coalition, having been inducted into their National Heroes Hall of Fame. Terry was awarded the Common Cause 2016 Bob Edgar Public Service Achievement Award for outstanding contribution to transparency in government and integrity for her “force of imagination, initiative and perseverance.”

Terry has delivered more than 1,500 speeches and training sessions to government officials, businesses, members of the media and citizens on transparency issues. She writes a column, the Secrets of Transparency, for The Legal Intelligencer.

Terry is a published, award-winning author. Her first book, Under This Beautiful Dome, published in 2014, was a best-selling and award-winning memoir.