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An outside attorney counseled the state’s largest university on how to potentially amend the state’s public records law, newly released documents show – but exactly what kind of amendments remain a mystery.
Zachary McCormick of the Albuquerque law firm Modrall Sperling billed the University of New Mexico $1,806 for “IPRA advice” in November, according to documents recently obtained by the Journal. IPRA is the state’s sunshine law, formally called the Inspection of Public Records Act.
In December, a UNM spokeswoman described McCormick’s consultation as part of an ongoing effort to improve the university’s response to IPRA. She said the university had no plans to pursue legislative changes to the law.