Professional Registered Parliamentarian

About Scott Burns

Scott Burns is a Sacramento, California attorney specializing in open meeting laws and regulations, and freedom of information/privacy.  He has more than thirty-five years' experience with parliamentary law and procedure, both as a consultant and as a member, director, or officer of a wide variety of labor organizations, professional associations, and non-profit organizations. Scott is a "Professional Registered Parliamentarian" (the highest credential offered by the National Association of Parliamentarians) a past-President of the California State Association of Parliamentarians, and a member of the American Congress of Parliamentary Lawyers.

Scott works with a diverse array of clients, from small arts organizations and homeowners associations to large labor unions such as the 85,000-member SEIU Local 1000 and the California Correctional Peace Officer Association.

Professional Affiliations:

  • National Association of Parliamentarians
  • California State Association of Parliamentarians, President: 2007-2009
  • American Institute of Parliamentarians, Director Region VII: 2009-2010
  • American College of Parliamentary Lawyers
  • Attorney: Admitted to practice in Calif. and U.S. District Court (E.Calif.)
  • Adjunct Faculty: Univ. of Northern Calif., Lorenzo Patiño School of Law
  • California Attorneys & Administrative Law Judges in State Employment (President 2002-2003)

Representative Clients:

  • California State Employees’ Association (CSEA)
  • SEIU Local 1000 (Union of California State Workers)
  • California Correctional Peace Officers Association (CCPOA)
  • California Association for Nurse Practitioners (CANP)
  • University Professional and Technical Employees (CWA Local 9119)
  • AFSCME Local 146 
  • ILWU Local 17 
  • Sacramento Public Works Association
  • United States Wheat Associates
  • California Senior Legislature
  • Associated Students Inc.; Calif. State University, Sacramento
  • Sun City Lincoln Hills Community Association
  • CalSTRS (California State Teachers’ Retirement System)
  • Association of American Editorial Cartoonists (AAEC)
  • Wildlife Care Association
  • California Veterinary Medical Association
  • California Federation of Chapters, National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE)
  • Senior Gleaners (Sacramento)
  • Nader for President 2008
  • Land Park Community Association (Sacramento)
  • Community Associations Institute (CAI), California Northern Chapter
  • Association of California State Supervisors (ACSS)