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Friday, January 9, 2015
Authenticating Electronic Legal Materials: UELMA & Beyond
What is UELMA?
The Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act (UELMA) is a uniform law that pertains to the publication of state primary legal material online.
The Act requires that official electronic legal material be:
(1) authenticated, by providing a method to determine that it is unaltered;
(2) preserved, either in electronic or print form; and
(3) accessible, for use by the public on a permanent basis.
How does UELMA impact me?
UELMA was drafted and approved by the Uniform Law Commission in 2011.
As of October 2014, UELMA has become law in twelve states: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Minnesota, Nevada, North Dakota, Oregon, and Pennsylvania.
For more information:
AALL, UELMA Frequently Asked Questions (October 2014)
Uniform Law Commission, Enactment Status & Legislative Tracking