7.  Signatures

Last Updated:  November 27, 2013

The user login and password required to submit documents to the CM/ECF system or the signature block on documents filed using the Court approved software as provided for by general order dated November 27, 2013 serves as the electronic filer's signature on all electronic documents filed with the court. They also serve as a signature for purposes of Fed. R. Bankr. P. 9011, the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure, the local rules and general orders of this court, and any other purpose for which a signature is required in connection with proceedings before the court. Electronically filed documents must include a signature block setting forth the name, address, telephone number and the attorney's bar registration number, if applicable.  In the space where the electronic filer's signature would otherwise appear, include the name of the electronic filer preceded by a "/s/," "/s" or "s/" or other similar format or insert a digital image of the electronic filer's signature.

No electronic filer or other person may knowingly permit or cause to permit an electronic filer's password to be used by anyone other than an authorized agent of the electronic filer.

Documents containing the signature of a nonelectronic filer are to be filed electronically with the signature represented by the name of the nonelectronic filer  preceded by a "/s/," "/s" or "s/" or other similar format and where a signature would otherwise appear, or file a scanned image of the signature.

Documents requiring 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 of the other parties on the document; (3) identifying on the document the parties whose signatures are required and by the submission of a notice of endorsement by the other parties no later than three business days after filing; or (4) in any other manner approved by the court."