Legal Information in Digital Form
About This Session
Barbara Bintliff will present on Open Access to “Open Law”: The Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act:
Federal, state and local governments produce the law by which all citizens are bound. Governments are beginning to publish their law on open websites, making it easily accessible to citizens. However, governments must address issues relating to the trustworthiness of the law and its permanent availability when it is published in electronic formats. The Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act, UELMA, drafted and approved by the Uniform Law Commission in 2011 and available for adoption by every state, provides guidance to states on ensuring that the text of their laws, as electronically published, can be relied on as trustworthy, or authentic. This program chronicles the movement, spearheaded by librarians, to develop and promote the adoption of UELMA, and explains how UELMA enhances and supports open access to the law.
Michael Green will present on Open Justice and Access to Legal Information: Some Modern Dilemmas.
- Joseph C. Hutcheson Professor in Law; Director, Tarlton Law Library, University of Texas at Austin
Professor Bintliff is Director of the Tarlton Law Library/Jamail Center for Legal Research and the Joseph C. Hutcheson Professor in Law. She came to the position in the fall of 2010, after serving as Director of the William A. Wise Law Library and Nicholas Rosenbaum Professor of Law at the University of Colorado.More Info.
- Founder and Director of JADE
Michael Green, an Australian born and bred in Sydney, is the founder and director of JADE. JADE, is an Australian non-profit responsible for the inception of first-of-its-breed legal citator for common Australian law. An initiative which spans over 8 years, JADE hosts over 1.5 million citations, receives almost 4,000 sessions a day and services over 24,000 users in Australia alone.More Info.