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  • When is client signature verification required on court documents?

    When is an attorney’s client signature verification required on court documents? I am specifically wondering if a client’s signature would be required on any motions? Even more specifically, I am wondering if it would be required on a motion to t...

    Stephen’s Answer

    Under the Pennsylvania Rules of Civil Procedure (Rule 206.3), a signed verification is required on a "petition or answer containing an allegation of fact which does not appear of record." By definition, motions (as opposed to petitions) do not contain allegations of fact not appearing of record. So, a motion does not require a signed verification.

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