Comment period for proposed revision of Local Rules 9011-4
Local Rule 9011-4 relates to signatures. The proposed rule change accommodates electronic filing signatures. Comments are being solicited on the proposed rule change for a thirty day period ending on July 18, 2012. Comments can be submitted to email@example.com. Based on comments received, the Court may reconsider the revision to Local Rule 9011-4.
Local Rule 9011-4, as proposed, states (a redline version is available on the court’s website:
RULE 9011-4 SIGNATURES
(a) Duplicate Signatures
The court will treat a duplicate signature as an original signature.
Note: See Fed. R. Evid. 1003.
(b) Attorney and Trustee Signatures for Electronic Filing Purposes
The use of an attorney or trustee’s password to file a document electronically constitutes the original signature of that attorney or trustee for purposes of Fed. R. Bankr. P. 9011. Each attorney, law firm, trustee or other person that obtains a password for electronic filing is responsible for the account security and use. No attorney, law firm, trustee or other person may knowingly permit or cause to permit an electronic filer’s password to be utilized by anyone other than an authorized member, employee or agent of the electronic filer’s firm.