The Uniform Electronic Legal Materials Act is an important piece of legislation created by the Uniform Law Commission. It has been adopted in many states and is pending in several more. The Florida Bar is part of a national movement for Access to Justice – seeking solutions for citizens who need to access the judicial system but are of limited resources. UELMA would ensure that online state legal publications (such as Florida’s Administrative Code) would be authenticated and preserved. This would ensure that citizens can access the documents they need in order to pursue legal solutions.
Patricia Morgan, A Matter of Trust: Why the Time is Right to Adopt the Uniform Electronic Legal Materials Act (UELMA) in Florida, Levin College of Law Working Paper, University of Florida (2015), available at http://scholarship.law.ufl.edu/working/3