Eighth Judicial Court Rules

Rule 8.07 – Requirements for signatures on documents.

Rule 8.07. Requirements for signatures on documents.

  • (a) Every pleading, document, and instrument filed in the E-Filing System shall be deemed to have been signed by the attorney or declarant and shall bear a facsimile or typographical signature of such person, along with the typed name, address, telephone number, and State Bar of Nevada number of a signing attorney.

    (b) Typographical signatures shall be treated as personal signatures for all purposes under the Nevada Revised Statutes. A typographical signature shall be as follows:

    /s/ John L. Smith

    JOHN L. SMITH

    (c) When a document to be filed electronically requires a signature under penalty of perjury, or the signature of a notary public, the declarant or notary public shall sign a printed form of the document. The printed document bearing the original signatures must be scanned and electronically submitted for filing in a format that accurately reproduces the original signatures and contents of the document.

    (d) When a document, such as a stipulation, requires the signatures of opposing parties and is to be filed electronically, the party filing the document must first obtain signatures of all parties on a printed form of the document. The printed document bearing the original signatures must be scanned and electronically submitted for filing in a format that accurately reproduces the original signatures and contents of the document.

    (e) By electronically filing the document, the electronic filer verifies that the signatures are authentic to the best of the filer’s knowledge and belief.

    (f) A party is not required to use a digital signature on an electronically filed document.

    (g) All documents which bear a signature of a judge, hearing master, or commissioner shall be scanned and E-Filed so their original signature will be shown thereon, unless the court provides for electronic signature of electronically issued court documents, in which case that procedure may be followed instead.

          [Added; effective April 11, 2006; amended; effective December 15, 2011.]