§ 6-1111. Signing of pleadings.

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§ 6-1111. Signing of pleadings.

   (a)(1) Every pleading, written motion, and other paper shall be signed by at least one attorney of record in the attorney's individual name, or, if the party is not represented by an attorney, shall be signed by the party. Each paper shall state the signer's address, telephone number, and e-mail address, if any. Each paper signed by an attorney shall state the attorney’s bar identification number. Except when otherwise specifically provided by statute, pleadings need not be verified or accompanied by an affidavit. An unsigned paper shall be stricken unless omission of the signature is corrected promptly after being called to the attention of the attorney or party.

   (2) The signature block on any paper may designate a fax number to which papers addressed to the signer may be sent by facsimile. The signature block on any paper may designate an e-mail address to which papers addressed to the signer may be sent electronically.

   (3) An electronically filed document which requires an attorney's signature shall be signed in the following manner: "/s/(attorney name)."

   (b) When a lawyer is not an attorney of record, such lawyer may prepare pleadings, briefs, and other documents to be filed with the court so long as such filings clearly indicate thereon that said filings are “Prepared By” along with the name, business address, e-mail address, and bar number of the lawyer preparing the same, and that preparing such filings shall not be deemed an appearance by the lawyer in the case.

   (c)-(d) [Reserved]


   Litigation that is frivolous or in bad faith is subject to sanctions under §§ 25-824 to 25-824.03.

Rule 11(a)(1-3) amended June 25, 2008, effective July 18, 2008. Renumbered and codified as § 6-1111(a)(1-3), effective July 18, 2008; § 6-1111(b) adopted September 3, 2008; § 6-1111(a)(1) and (b) amended September 24, 2014, effective January 1, 2015.