The Georgia State University Electronic Court Filing Project is "a partnership between GSU College of Business and College of Law to advance the use of electronic court filing and certificate-based digital signatures in Georgia." The project director is Winchel 'Todd' Vincent, III. In 1998, GSU and the Utah Electronic Law Project (UELP) formed the Legal XML Workgroup. The purpose of the Legal XML Workgroup is to develop open, non-proprietary XML mark-up and other related standards for legal documents and applications. The use of XML is being explored/proposed within several workgroups at GSU, supported by email discussion fora.
A public mailing list for legal XML was set up at GSU, and in February 1999, had some 65 subscribers. Georgia State University's E-CT-Filing Project has a Digital Signature Task Force Mailing List and a Legal XML Workgroup Discussion List. The list 'leg-xml-l' (established in November 1998) was designed to support the development of "an open, non-proprietary XML mark-up and other related standards for legal documents and applications."
Electronic Filing of Court Documents - A list of documents
Georgia State University Legal XML Workgroup and Legal Standards - On March 20, 1999, the GSU E-CT-Filing Project presented on the Legal XML Workgroup and developing legal XML standards at the Techshow's X-Files seminar.
What Document Format is Best for Electronic Court Filing - a short, two page paper that highlights the issue
Winchel "Todd" Vincent III
Attorney and Technical Researcher
Georgia State University
The Center for Digital Commerce and College of Law
Phone: +1 (404) 651-4297
Fax: +1 (404) 651-2092