LBR 9004-1. FORM OF PAPERS FILED OR LODGED WITH COURT
LBR 9004-1. FORM OF PAPERS FILED OR LODGED WITH COURT(a) General.
(1) Unless otherwise expressly provided by these rules, a paper filed or lodged with
the court and any exhibit thereto must comply with the form and format
requirements contained in the Court Manual available from the clerk and on the
(2) This rule does not prevent the use of Official Forms or court-approved forms in
accordance with LBR 9009-1.
(b) Signature of Person.
(1) General. The name of the person signing a paper must be printed clearly below the
(2) Facsimile or Electronically Produced Signature. Unless otherwise provided in a
case, the clerk may accept papers for filing that bear a facsimile or electronically
produced signature as the equivalent of an original signature, provided the filing
party and clerk comply strictly with the court’s electronic filing procedures
described in LBR 5005-4 for the safeguarding of paper documents with original