Iowa Courts Embrace PDF/A

The US District Court of Southern Iowa has announced that PDF/A is its standard of choice for filing documents in the future.

Calling it “desirable” to move to the PDF/A standard, the court’s website says, “The CM/ECF Working Groups, the Administrative Office, and perhaps Judicial Conference committees will be considering whether to develop a nationwide plan for all courts to begin enforcement of the PDF/A requirement on the same date. For now, all courts are encouraged to begin their preparations for the transition to PDF/A.”

No target date has been set for courts to require PDF/A documents and each court will have a choice in how to transition to PDF/A.

Country of Origin: United States

Source: US District Court, Southern District of Iowa

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