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Local Rules of Civil Procedure

LR 11 - Signature Requirements

(See Fed. R. Civ. P. 11)

LR 11-1 Signature Requirements on Electronic Filings

(a) Signature

A Registered User's login and password required to electronically file documents via the CM/ECF system constitute the Registered User's signature for any purpose for which a signature is required in connection with proceedings before this Court.

(b) Format

Electronically filed documents must include a signature block, including the typed name of the Registered User who filed the document preceded by an "s/" (followed by the typed name) in the space where the signature would otherwise appear (e.g., s/ John Q. Attorney).

(c) Signatures of Non-Registered Users

Documents containing the signature of a Non-Registered User are to be filed electronically with the signature represented by an "s/" and the name typed in the space where a signature would otherwise appear, or as a scanned image.

(d) Multiple Signatures

Documents requiring the signatures of more than one party must be electronically filed either by:

  1. Submitting a scanned document containing all necessary signatures;
  2. Representing the consent or stipulation of the other parties on the document;
  3. Identifying on the document the signatures which are required and submitting written confirmation by the parties no later than seven days after the filing; or
  4. In any other manner approved by the Court.
Last Updated: Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Amendment History to LR 11
June 1, 2002
LR 11.2 New rule was added and cross-referenced to the CM/ECF rule – LR 100.6.
June 1, 2006
Generally Cross-references updated.
Numeric expressions format modified; i.e. "ten (10)."
LR 11.3(c)(2) The word "That" stricken.
December 1, 2009
LR 11-1 Former LR 11.1 and 11.3 deleted. New LR 11-1 relocated from LR 100.6. Word "Register" corrected to be "Registered."
LR 11-1(d) Three (3) days changed to seven (7) days.
Generally References to "conventional" filings deleted and replaced by "electronic" filing.
March 1, 2014
LR 11-1(d) Omitted "(7)" after "seven."
May 1, 2015
LR 11-1(a) Changed "for purposes of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, the Local Rules of this Court" to "any purpose."
Last Updated: Tuesday, February 14, 2017
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