The vision of the Utah Electronic Law Project is to facilitate and enable the electronic processes and information interchange required to implement the Electronic Practice of Law and to establish the legal foundation for Electronic Commerce in the State of Utah.
Project Mission Statement
To facilitate and encourage the transition from paper-based legal services to electronic-based information, processes and services that will further enhance broad access to justice, reduce the costs to all parties, and increase the efficiency and quality of the Utah legal system.
Action Committee Mission Statements
Managing Integration/Business Applications Action Committee
To coordinate the internal activities of the Utah Electronic Law Project with the key stake holders, i.e, Governor’s Office, Legislature, Courts, State Agencies, Local Government Entities, Bar Association, Law Firms, Businesses, Other Organizations and the Public; to identify potential business applications and establish priorities among them; to manage Project resources and action plans; and to correlate the Project’s activities with other external initiatives, projects, and groups.
Legal and Policy Action Committee
To identify and assimilate issues and policies that effect the Electronic Practice of Law and Electronic Commerce and recommend resolution of those issues in the appropriate forums; to identify, recommend and facilitate changes in statutes, regulations, and rules necessary to implement the Electronic Practice of Law and Electronic Commerce in the State of Utah; and to monitor and correlate with the legal and policy issue discussions going on in other forums for the benefit of the Utah Electronic Law Project.
Technology and Standards Action Committee
To identify, monitor, and evaluate the evolving technologies and technology standards in the Information Technology Industry that relate to the Electronic Practice of Law and Electronic Commerce; and to adopt or develop and recommend appropriate standards for use within the context of the Utah Electronic Law Project.
Information Access Action Committee
To identify, monitor, and evaluate the evolving information format, access, use, and protection needs of the key participants in the Utah Electronic Law Project; and to make recommendations concerning the appropriate information formats and levels of access, use, and protection required to achieve the goals and objectives of the Project.
Education and OutReach Action Committee
To educate and inform the key participants in the Utah Electronic Law Project regarding the purpose and benefits of the Project; to develop and implement a marketing plan to promote the Project to the Project’s participants and to the public; and to assist in planning, justifying, and implementing the goals and objectives of the Project.