Attorneys may use an electronic signature in place of a scanned document with their written signature on it.* Signing documents in this manner helps save time as it avoids the need to print out a document, sign it, and then scan it again to e-File. Although, a scanned, written signature is also sufficient for e-filing.

An attorney may sign the document with a /s/ and their typed name on the document’s signature line. However, filers will want to keep a paper copy with a physical signature on hand for court requests.

For printed documents, attorneys may sign the signature line as normal. Then scan the document, and save it as PDF to file it electronically.

*While most courts allow placing /s/ before a name on the signature line; each court in each state may have different electronic signature requirements. Be sure to review any state and local court rules before filing your documents.