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Rule 57. Signing of Pleadings


Every pleading of a party represented by an attorney shall be signed by at least one attorney of record in his individual name, whose address shall be stated. A party who is not represented by an attorney shall sign his pleading and state his address.

Source: Federal Rule 11, first two sentences, unchanged.

Oct. 29, 1940, eff. Sept. 1, 1941.


June 10, 1920, eff. Jan. 1, 1981

April 24, 1990, eff. Sept. 1, 1990

Dec. 13, 2013, eff. Jan. 1, 2014