About Us


The Office of the Public Records Advocate was created in 2017, in SB 106. Under ORS 192​, the Advocate is responsible for:

  • providing facilitated dispute resolution services at the request of government bodies or public records requesters;
  • providing training on public records laws;
  • leading the Public Records Advisory Council​.

​​​​​​​​​​​Todd Albert​​

Todd Albert, Public Records Advocate

Todd Albert is currently serving as the Acting Public Records Advocate. Todd joined the office in September of 2018 as the Deputy Public Records Advocate. He is an attorney dedicated to serving in the public interest, including previously as a Senior Assistant Attorney General in the Trial Division of the Oregon Department of Justice, and as Assistant Legal Counsel to the Oregon Judicial Department. Before moving to Oregon, Todd spent the first eleven years of his legal career as a public defender at the Legal Aid Society in New York, representing indigent clients in all facets of criminal prosecution. Todd has also taught courses as a visiting professor in the Indian law program at Lewis and Clark Law School. Todd is a graduate of Brooklyn Law School and Boston University.

News Stories

October 9, 2019

September 9, 2019

Public Records Advocate Announces Resignation​

August 8, 2019

July 30, 2019

May 23, 2018

May 10, 2018 

April 27, 2018

March 11, 2018

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Please use the form above to file a complaint under Oregon Code ORS 192.464​. If you have a question about the process, contact us at PublicRecordsAdvocate.PRC@oregon.gov or by phone at 503-986-2212.

​​Council Members

​Public Records Advisory Council​