Well, UCITA has been in effect since October 1, 2000, and I am here today telling you about it in Maryland. Maryland adopted it after Virginia, but [Virginia] has a delayed effective date. The law has been effective, and in fact we are busy fixing it or changing it at this moment in the Maryland legislature. We had the privilege to work for a coalition of software companies lobbying this legislation through the Maryland legislature. We were assisted just a little bit by the Governor and the Speaker of the House. So we've been working with the law probably longer than most practitioners in Maryland. I can report that it has not changed life as we know it. I can also report that I think many practitioners in Maryland who know the law has been in effect are in a state of denial about the fact that they need to go through this volume on a long weekend and really learn the Code.
Carla S. Witzel,
Remarks on UCITA in Practice: Attorney Views,
Rich. J.L. & Tech
Available at: http://scholarship.richmond.edu/jolt/vol8/iss1/11