Public Records Act – 4 Hour Webinar

October 7, 2020   |   Webinar

Online Webinar

Class Hours:
1:00 – 5:00pm

Course Control Number:
This is NOT POST certified.

Course Description:
This course is an abbreviated version of CPOA’s two day course on the Public Records Act.

This webinar focuses exclusively on the core elements of the Public Record Act, including the purpose, scope, and compliance with the record production requirements of the Act.

The abbreviated webinar is a good refresher for those already grounded in records administration as a primary duty. It is also helpful for those in our more remote jurisdictions who may not always be able to attend the in-person two day course. In addition, it is a good foundational learning experience for staff who are new to records administration, or for whom helping out in records may be an ancillary duty. Finally, this is a course well suited to those in other elements of local government who may have occasion to deal with the Act; i.e., general counsel, human resource managers, city or county clerks, etc.

Participants will leave this webinar with a fundamental understanding of the Act, how to spot problematic issues, and how to arrive at the correct answer through collaborative decision making.

Registration Fee: $62.50

Once registered you will receive a confirmation email with the link to the zoom meeting. One day prior to the course all students will receive the pdf of the course outline and materials. If you are unable to complete the group registration process, please email KaShawn at

Cancellation Policy:

Effective 8/1/18

All cancellations and substitutions MUST be in writing and directed to the CPOA  Training Coordinator at  All refunds will be processed within 30 days from the written date of the cancellation request.

Cancellations made 30 calendar days or more from the first day of your registered course will be refunded minus a $30 cancellation fee.

Cancellations made 29 calendar days to 10 calendar days from the first day of your registered course will receive a 50% refund.

Cancellations made 9 calendar days or less from the first day of your registered course are NOT eligible to receive a refund.

*Registrants who cannot attend a course are strongly encouraged to find a substitution.

Substitution Policy:

CPOA encourages you to make a substitution if a student cannot attend the course; substitutions will be accepted prior to the course in writing and on-site.


    Paul Coble – Law Offices of Jones & Mayer

Prior to joining the Law Office of Jones and Mayer, Mr. Coble was a partner at Mayer & Coble, a firm specializing in City Prosecutor services and in providing counsel to police and sheriff’s offices. With a background as deputy city attorney for the Santa Ana Police Department and with 21 years at the Los Angeles Police Department, Mr. Coble brings a focus on labor, employment and tort defense to the civil practice of Jones & Mayer.

In addition to a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice and his Juris Doctor with an emphasis in labor and employment, Mr. Coble holds a Master of Science degree in Public Administration with an emphasis in public personnel administration.

As a captain in the LAPD, Coble served as the Employee Relations Administrator and acted as management representative to 17 collective bargaining units representing over 10,000 employees. Mr. Coble acted as an advisor to the Chief of Police and senior city management in his capacity as a Santa Ana deputy city attorney.

He has written numerous articles for publications such as The Journal of California Law Enforcement and California Peace Officer Magazine. Those include “To Ride or Not to Ride,” and “Performance Reviews – Avoiding the Halo Effect.” He is a frequent and sought-after lecturer and trainer on issues of police standard of conduct, civil rights liability, discipline, and performance review. He has drafted and published several policy and procedure manuals.

Mr. Coble holds admissions to the Courts of California, the Federal District Courts for the Central and Eastern Districts of California, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court. He holds professional affiliations with several organizations including The International Association of Chiefs of Police, the California State Sheriff’s Association and the California Peace Officers’ Association. He is counsel to the Law Enforcement Intelligence Unit Foundation, and served multiple terms as a member of the Sexual Misconduct Oversight Review Board for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange.

Mr. Coble serves out of our Roseville, California office.