Preparing the Way for Acceptance of Electronic Document Certification

Historically, the need for court-certified documents results from the seemingly contradictory need for the court to maintain possession and control of its official documents on the one hand, with the need for others -- guardians, trustees, divorcees, and heirs, for instance -- to be able to prove the existence and content of the documents to … Continue reading Preparing the Way for Acceptance of Electronic Document Certification

E-Certification: Paving One More Street on the Road to a Paper-On-Demand Court

I have previously used the analogy of a superhighway with one mile of unpaved, single-lane road to describe the highly disruptive effect of requiring a “wet” signature in an otherwise electronic document- based court. In a White Paper entitled Legal Considerations of E-Signature I expressed my feeling that “The benefits from this transition {to ECM} … Continue reading E-Certification: Paving One More Street on the Road to a Paper-On-Demand Court