The Michigan Supreme Court has amended Rule 1.109 of the Michigan Court Rules to provide for electronic signatures and electronic notarization of signatures when necessary. This means that legal transactions can now be performed electronically with AssureSign Electronic Signature Software, saving all parties time and money.
The Court added new subsection C, which provides:
(1) A signature, as required by these court rules and law, means a written signature as defined by MCL 8.3q or an electronic signature as defined by this subrule.
(2) An electronic signature means an electronic sound, symbol, or process, attached to or logically associated with a record and executed or adopted by a person with the intent to sign the record.
(3) If a law or court rule requires a signature to be notarized or made under oath, the requirement is satisfied if the electronic signature of the person authorized to perform those acts, together with all other information required to be included by other applicable law or court rule, is attached to or logically associated with the signature.
(4) Retention of a signature electronically affixed to a document that will be retained by the court in electronic format must not be dependent upon the mechanism that was used to affix that signature.
Amended MCR 1.109 takes effect immediately. An E-SIGN and UETA compliant electronic signature solution, AssureSign makes it quick, easy and convenient to complete legal transactions requiring electronic signature.