Articles Tagged with Authentication of laws

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I’m sure your state’s legislative, judicial, and executive branch IT managers are wishing they had attended the Legal Hackers Summit. Here’s some commentary on one rather interesting topic. (Legal Geek Love, indeed!)

Greenwood: Law Itself is the Killer Blockchain App,” posted on July 11, 2016 by legalinformatics, which links to this blog post: Law Itself is the Killer Blockchain App

About Legal Hackers: “Legal Hackers is a global movement of lawyers, policymakers, technologists, and academics who explore and develop creative solutions to some of the most pressing issues at the intersection of law and technology. Through local meetups, hackathons, and workshops across 40 global chapters, Legal Hackers spot issues and opportunities where technology can improve and inform the practice of law and where law, legal practice, and policy can adapt to rapidly changing technology.”

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Idaho Governor Butch Otter signed S 1356, Idaho’s version of the Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act, on 26 March making Idaho the fifth state in our region, after California, Hawaii, Nevada and Oregon, to enact this uniform law.

Alaska, Utah and Wyoming might be next to introduce UELMA.

More information about UELMA and the states that have enacted versions of the uniform law.

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If you find a “law” on The Internet, doesn’t it mean it’s “The Law?” (hahaha)?

Not everything you read on the Internet is accurate. (I know! Hard to believe, but it’s true!)

Make sure the “law” you find online is accurate and know how to correct and update it if necessary.

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Oregon’s Uniform Electronic Legal Materials Act (UELMA):

1) Oregon’s UELMA is codified at 2013 ORS 192.715 et seq.

2) Session law: Oregon UELMA: Chapter 221, (2013 Laws): Effective date May 23, 2013

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There is a rumor that 18 Oregon Tax Reports (2013) may be the last official print edition of the official Oregon Tax Reports.

Oregon Tax Court decisions, from 1999 to the present, can be found online at the OJD website, however, the site includes the following disclaimer: “None of the documents found in this website are the official publications. Official publications of the Oregon Tax Court can be found in the ‘Oregon Tax Reports.

Note: The OJD Appellate Courts Style Manual doesn’t state specifically if one can cite to the Tax Court’s online edition of its opinions.

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Are the state and federal laws you find online authenticated and permanently preserved?

Oregon’s Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act (popularly known as UELMA) is moving through the 2013 Legislative Session as HB 2944.

UELMA aims to ensure preservation of and permanent public access to official electronic legal documents. Oregon’s UELMA does not include court decisions, unlike the uniform law.