§ 6-1111. Signing of pleadings.

§ 6-1111. Signing of pleadings.

   (a) Signature.

   (1) Every pleading, written motion, and other paper shall be signed by at least one attorney of record in the attorney's name, or by a party personally if the party is not represented by an attorney. An unsigned document, other than an electronic filing, shall be stricken unless omission of the signature is corrected promptly after being called to the attention of the filer.

   (2) An electronic filing made through a filer’s court-authorized service provider account and authorized by the filer, together with the filer’s name on a signature block, constitutes the person’s signature. A user is responsible for all filings made on his or her account, absent clear and convincing evidence of unauthorized use of the account.

   (3) Each document for filing shall state the signer’s address, email address, if any, and telephone number, and the attorney’s bar identification number, if filed by an attorney. Except when otherwise specifically provided by statute, pleadings need not be verified or accompanied by affidavit.

   (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 that said filings are “Prepared By” along with the name, address, email address, telephone number, and bar number of the lawyer preparing the same. Such actions or filings shall not be deemed an appearance by the lawyer in the case.

   (c)-(d) [Reserved]

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; § 6-1111 amended June 9, 2021, effective January 1, 2022.