§ 2-211. Signatures on electronic filings and electronic notary stamp.

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§ 2-211. Signatures on electronic filings and electronic notary stamp.

   (A) How made.

   (1) An electronically filed document which requires a user’s signature shall be as provided in § 2- 201(M). A non-attorney user shall place only his or her signature on an electronically filed document and shall not purport to sign on behalf of anyone else.

   (2) A notary stamp on a document to be electronically filed may be depicted by using the format “seal, notary public, State of [state name],” and commission expiration date. Signatures and electronic notary stamps shall satisfy signature and certification requirements set out by statute or court rule. If the notarial commission of the particular notary public whose seal is being depicted is limited by county, the filing party shall use the electronic stamp format “seal, notary public, State of [state name], County of [county name].”

   (3) Other seals or stamps, such as those of courts, public bodies, agencies, or officials, or corporations, may be depicted in an electronic filing by using the format “seal, [alphanumeric content of seal].”

   (4) Signatures of parties, witnesses, and notaries, and notary stamps or other seals, shall not be typed or otherwise depicted on filed documents unless the filing party has possession of the original document or documents bearing such signatures and stamps.

   (B) Signatures on documents by court officials shall be as provided by Neb. Ct. R. § 1-301 et seq., Digital Signatures by Court Personnel.

   (C) When a signature is affixed to a document or is deemed to be affixed to a document, that signature shall have the same effect as a handwritten signature of the person whose name appears or is deemed to appear thereon.

   (D) In the event a document is filed by an attorney who has not previously appeared in the proceeding in which said document is filed, the document shall be accompanied by a notice of appearance by the filer for the party on whose behalf the document was filed.

   (E) If a document requires multiple signatures, the filer of the document shall list thereon the names of all signatories, which shall serve as the filer’s attestation that each of the other signatories has concurred  in the filing of the document. In addition to the names of all signatories, the filer shall list each signatory’s email address, mailing address, and telephone number.

   (F) Signatures on documents filed electronically shall be subject to all other requirements and consequences of Neb. Ct. R. Pldg. § 6-1111 and Neb. Rev. Stat. § 25-824 et seq.

   (G) A document that requires the signatures of opposing parties or counsel (such as a stipulation) may be electronically filed by typing the names of each signing party or counsel, but the filer is required to first obtain the original signatures of all opposing parties or counsel on a document, or obtain approval of all opposing parties or counsel in writing.

§ 2-211 amendments adopted June 9, 2021, effective January 1, 2022.