RULE NO. 13 (1) The clerks of the court may accept for filing documents sent directly to the clerk by electronic facsimile (fax) transmission. A fax copy shall constitute an original for all court purposes. The attorney or party sending the document via fax to the clerk shall retain the original signed document until 60 days after completion of the case. Documents to be transmitted by fax shall bear the notation: "SENT on DATE)VIA FAX FOR FILING IN COURT. (2) If a document is transmitted by facsimile for filing with the court, the person responsible for the filing must attach an original affidavit as the last page of the document. The affidavit must bear the name of the court, case caption, case number, the name of the document to be filed, and a statement that the individual signing the affidavit has examined the document, determined that it consists of a stated number of pages, including the affidavit page, and that it is complete and legible. The affidavit shall bear the original signature, the printed name, address, phone number and facsimile number of the individual who received the document for filing. (3) The clerk of the court may use fax transmission to send any document requiring personal service to one charged with personally serving the document. Notices and other documents may be transmitted by the clerk to counsel of record by fax. (4) The Court reserves the right to charge reasonable fees for receiving, collating, and verifying lengthy fax transmissions. (5) A document transmitted directly to the clerk of the court shall be deemed received at the time the clerk's fax machine electronically registers the transmission of the first page, regardless of when final printing of the document occurs, except that a document received after the close of normal business hours shall be considered received the next judicial day. If a document is not completely transmitted, it will not be considered received. A document transmitted to another for filing with the clerk of the court will be deemed filed when presented to the clerk in the same manner as an original document. (Adopted effective September 1, 2004.)
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