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  • How is the requirement of an original signature handled for ECF cases? New York

    There are two distinct issues: attorney signatures and debtor signatures.

    When registering to use the system, attorneys sign an agreement to the effect that use of their login name and password (whether by personally or by delegation to another person in their office) constitutes their signatures on the documents electronically filed.

    For documents that must be signed by the debtor (such as petitions, lists, schedules, statements, etc.), originally executed paper copies must be kept by the debtor's attorney for five years. The electronically filed document will indicate a signature, e.g. "/s/ Jane Doe".
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