Legal XML

Global Justice XML Data Model (Global JXDM): XML standards that enable the justice and public safety community to effectively share information at all levels - laying the foundation for local, state, and national justice interoperability. More information: Global Justice XML Data Model on the Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs website.

LegalXML has subcategories of specifications. They are shown below. Organization: OASIS. 

LegalXML Electronic Court Filing: XML standards to create legal documents and to transmit legal documents from an attorney, party or self-represented litigant to a court, from a court to an attorney, party or self-represented litigant or to another court, and from an attorney or other user to another attorney or other user of legal documents. More information: LegalXML Electronic Court Filing page on the OASIS website.

LegalXML eContracts: open XML standards for the markup of contract documents to enable the efficient creation, maintenance, management, exchange, and publication of contract documents and contract terms. More information: LegalXML eContracts page on the OASIS website.

LegalXML eNotary: an agreed set of technical requirements to govern self-proving electronic legal information. More information: LegalXML eNotary page on the OASIS website.

LegalXML Integrated Justice: XML standards for exchanging data among justice system branches and agencies. More information: LegalXML Integrated Justice page on the OASIS website.

LegalXML Legislative Documents: XML standards for the markup of legislative documents and a system of simple citation capability for non-legislative documents (e.g. newspaper articles). The primary goal is to allow the public to more easily participate in the democratic process by creating a more open, accessible, easier to parse, research, and reference legislative documents. More information: LegalXML Legislative Documents page on the OASIS website.

LegalXML Online Dispute Resolution (OdrXML): XML standards for the markup of information and documents used in online dispute resolution systems. The primary goal is to allow the public to gain standardized access to justice through private and government sponsored dispute resolution systems.  More information: OdrXML page on the OASIS website.

LegalXML Legal Transcripts: XML standards for the syntax to represent legal transcript documents either as stand-alone structured content or as part of other legal records. More information: LegalXML Legal Transcripts page on the OASIS website.

LegalXML Subscriber Data Handover Interface (SDHI): XML standards for the production of consistent Subscriber Data Handover Interface (SDHI), by telecommunication or Internet service providers, concerning a subscriber or communications identifier (e.g., a telephone number) in response to an XML structured request which includes, when necessary, authorization from a judicial, public safety, or law enforcement authority. More information: LegalXML Subscriber Data Handover Interface page on the OASIS website.

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