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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 16-1160



Order Promulgating Rule of Civil Procedure 1023.1(b)(1)—Signing of Documents

[46 Pa.B. 3641]
[Saturday, July 9, 2016]


And Now, this 17th day of June, 2016, pursuant to Pa.R.C.P. No. 239, Bucks County Rule of Civil Procedure 1023.1(b)(1), Signing of Documents, is promulgated as follows:

B.C.R.C.P. No. 1023.1(b)(1). Signing of Documents.

 (a) Except as permitted by subsection (b) below, all legal papers submitted to the Prothonotary for filing via mail or hand delivery shall bear the original handwritten signature of the filing attorney or party (''the filing party'').

 (b) Photocopies of legal papers bearing the original handwritten signature of the filing party will be accepted for filing as permitted by Pa.R.C.P. No. 205.3(a).

 (c) Documents submitted to the Prothonotary for filing via mail or hand delivery that contain an electronically stored and inserted image of, or a digitally reproduced or created copy of, the signature of the filing party, will not be accepted for filing or acted upon by the Court.

Note: For signature requirements for legal papers submitted for filing using the Electronic Filing System, see B.C.R.C.P. No. 205.4(f)(3).

 This Rule shall take effect thirty days from the date of publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.

By the Court

President Judge

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 16-1160. Filed for public inspection July 8, 2016, 9:00 a.m.]

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