User manual

Main menu

The main menu is always visible at the top of the Register of Legal Acts website. This menu can be used to access various pages of the website and to change language settings.

Main page

The main page of the Register of Legal Acts website contains two sections – the simple search for legal acts section and the useful links section.

The main page of the Register of Legal Acts website features a simple search for legal acts by individual words in the text of a legal act. One of the following search types can be chosen:

  • All words: legal acts that contain all the entered words will be displayed.
  • Any of the words: legal acts that contain at least one of the entered words will be displayed.
  • Exact phrase: legal acts that contain the exact phrase entered will be displayed.
  • Without these words: legal acts that do not contain the words entered will be displayed.

The keyboard icon on the right of the words in the text parameter enables you to enter Lithuanian symbols in the parameter field. After the "Search" button is clicked, the search results page will be displayed. After the "Advanced search" button is clicked, the legal act search page where additional search criteria can be entered will be displayed.

The useful links section contains links to sources of useful information both on the Register of Legal Acts website and elsewhere.

Latest legal acts

For each group of legal acts provided in the Register of Legal Acts, the latest legal acts page contains a list of latest legal acts – either by date of their registration with the Register of Legal Acts or by the date of their entry into force.

A separate card is provided for each group of legal acts. Based on the selected mode, the page lists the latest legal acts by date of registration for one month from the date of registration of the latest legal act in a given group.

To change the date interval of legal acts displayed or to set a filter by date of entry into force, you can use the filtering parameters. After filtering parameters have been changed and the "Update" button is clicked, the list of results for the relevant group of legal acts will be updated.

The "Print/save selected" button will open a new window, in which a list of selected legal acts ready for printing or saving using browser tools will be displayed.

Search for legal acts

This page provides a tool for an advanced search for legal acts:

The "Identification code" is the registration number of a legal act in the Register of Legal Acts.

After clicking on the icon next to the "Entity" and "Eurovoc" fields you will be able to specify an entity passing legal acts that you would like to see in your search results (or, accordingly, have legal acts with certain Eurovoc terms included in your search results).

Underlined words enable you to quickly choose an institution that passed a legal act ("Seimas", "Government") and the type of legal acts ("Law").

The "Print/save selected" button will open a new window, in which a list of selected legal acts ready for printing or saving using browser tools will be displayed:

Viewing a legal act

The legal act view page displays the text of a legal act or its consolidated version and other elements of the legal act.

The legal act view page consists of the following four sections:

  • Text of a legal act or consolidated version (at the centre),
  • Legal act details (at the top),
  • Document sections (on the left), and
  • Related information (on the right).

Each section can be reduced and font size can be changed for each section.
The text of a legal act or consolidated version is displayed at the centre of the legal act view page; the page also contains links for downloading the text in different formats and for printing the text. After you click the text download link, the browser will offer you different formats for saving the file on your computer. After you click on the print link, the text of the legal act will be displayed in a new window ready for printing using browser tools.
The document sections part contains the document structure that can be controlled in two modes. Depending on the status of the mode switch button, if you click on any structural element of the document the contents of the legal act will be scrolled to the selected elements (the "Make visible" mode) or only the selected element will be displayed (the "Show only" mode).
The related information component can contain the following four sections, which can be reduced in size:

  • Annexes,
  • Appended documents,
  • Amendments to the legal acts, and
  • Related documents.

The amendment to legal acts section enables you to compare the text of a legal act and its consolidated versions. To compare the original text of a legal act to any consolidated version of the legal act (or to compare two consolidated versions), select the two texts to be compared by clicking on the icon and then clicking on the "Compare two selected" button. A comparison of the texts will be displayed in a new window.

Subscription

The subscription page features an order form for receiving updates about new legal acts via e-mail.

The subscription form contains the subscription data, subscription filter, and control text entry fields.

The subscription filter enables you to select groups of legal acts, entities passing legal acts, types of legal acts, and Eurovoc terms. After you complete the subscription form, a subscription confirmation link will be sent to the e-mail address you specified. You will only receive subscription updates after you confirm your subscription. Every night, the system checks legal acts registered with the Register of Legal Acts the day before and, if these satisfy your subscription filter settings, forms a subscription update message. If no legal acts satisfying your subscription filter setting were registered, no message is sent.

An example of a subscription update message sent by e-mail is provided below:

To change your subscription settings, complete a new subscription form with the same e-mail address. A subscription confirmation link will be sent to you; once you click on the link your subscription settings will be changed.

To cancel a subscription, click on the subscription cancellation link provided at the bottom of the subscription message.

Agreements of provision of data to the Register of Legal Acts

Legal entities that provide data to the Register of Legal Acts may finalise agreements of provision of data and sign the agreements using their qualified electronic signature.

The agreement of provision of data to the RLA page features an agreement or annex to an agreement drafting wizard. The first step of the wizard contains a form for entering agreement data:

The form contains fields for entering data of the entity providing data and data of the person signing as well as combo box elements that enable you to set the following:

  • Persons authorised to provide data to the Register of Legal Acts, and
  • Persons whose authorisations have been withdrawn or suspended.

In case of an annex to an agreement, a field for entering the relevant agreement registration number assigned by the RLA will also be displayed.

After you enter the agreement or annex data and click on the "Next" button, a window with the agreement metadata will be displayed, and the person signing can check the accuracy of the data to be signed.

After the "Next" button is clicked, a window with the contents of the agreement or annex will be displayed, and the person signing can check the contents of the agreement to be signed.

After the "Sign" button is clicked, the programme enabling you to select the certificate stored in your electronic signature formation software and sign the agreement will be started.

Agreements of provision of data from the Register of Legal Acts

Legal entities wishing to receive data from the Register of Legal Acts may finalise agreements of provision of data from the RLA and sign the agreements using their qualified electronic signature.

The agreement of provision of data from the RLA page features an agreement or annex to an agreement drafting wizard. The first step of the wizard contains a form for entering agreement data.

The form contains fields for entering data of the entity providing data, data of the person signing, and data of the responsible person appointed by the data recipient as well as a filter of data to be received that enables you to select the amount of data you wish to receive. In case of an annex to an agreement, a field for entering the relevant agreement registration number assigned by the RLA will also be displayed. After you enter the agreement or annex data and click the "Next" button, a window with the agreement metadata will be displayed, and the person signing can check the accuracy of the data to be signed.

After the "Next" button is clicked, a window with the contents of the agreement or annex will be displayed, and the person signing can check the contents of the agreement to be signed. After the "Sign" button is clicked, the Java applet enabling you to select the certificate stored in your electronic signature formation software and sign the agreement will be started.

Agreement templates

The agreement templates page contains links to templates of agreements finalised between legal entities and the Office of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania.

Information

The "Information" item of the main menu provides links to information pages.