UELMA Advocacy for Massachusetts Residents – Hearing on MA Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act H.43 (UELMA) Tomorrow!

ALERT: Hearing on Massachusetts Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act H.43 (UELMA)

A hearing for H. 43 before the Joint Committee on the Judiciary will be held on Wednesday, 5/27/2015. Barbara Morgan will testify for LLNE and Marnie Warner will be available to answer questions. We are requesting that LLNE members who live in Massachusetts and have state Representatives and/or Senators ON THE JOINT COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY contact them to express their support for the bill. Time is of the essence!

1. Who are your legislators?

2. Is one of them a member of the Joint Committee on the Judiciary?

3. If one of your delegates is a member of the Joint Committee on the Judiciary and you support UELMA, please e-mail a letter to them supporting its passage, and then send the letter in the mail. A sample letter to a Committee Member is attached, but it is suggested that each person make the letter their own with a personal touch.

A one-page summary of why UELMA should pass in Massachusetts is available from the llne.org website at http://bit.ly/1AplqMd. A sample letter is attached, but the more you can personalize it, the better. Additional materials about UELMA appear on the AALL website.

Thank you! This legislation is at the heart of what we do as Law Librarians, giving people access to their law.

Barbara Morgan, Barbara Schneider, Marnie Warner, Joan Shear, Sue Zago and Michelle Pearse
LLNE Massachusetts Government Relations Committee
Sub-committee working on the passage of UELMA in Massachusetts

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