The Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act (UELMA) is a uniform law that establishes an outcomes-based, technology-neutral approach for states to authenticate, preserve, and provide permanent public access to official electronic legal materials. Advocating for enactment of UELMA is a priority for AALL.
- Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act (Final Text)
- AALL Resolution on UELMA, approved at the AALL Business Meeting (July 2019)
- AALL letter to the Uniform Law Commission in support of UELMA (September 2019)
- Uniform Law Commission’s UELMA resources
- UELMA Enactments
Reports and Papers
Law librarians and legal information professionals have contributed to reports and papers about UELMA’s authentication and preservation requirements. Links to some of these resources are included below.
- Preservation of Electronic Legal Materials, UELMA Preservation Group (April 2018)
- UELMA Implementation Resources, approved by the AALL Executive Board (April 2015, Tab 20)
AALL Chapter Advocacy
AALL encourages its chapters to adopt UELMA resolutions and to advocate for enactment of the Act in their states and regions. Chapters that have recently adopted UELMA resolutions include:
- Southwestern Association of Law Libraries (March 2019)
- Houston Area Law Librarians (January 2019)