Court systems across the U.S. use paper-based workflows for signing documents such as
Orders, motions, Warrants, TRO etc. Allowing the judges, Court staff and attorney's to
electronically signing these documents will gradually eliminate the reliance on paper-based
workflows and improve courtroom logistics. Electronic signatures allow court officials to
legally sign and send court orders, anywhere within a single state, with a single click. The
process will save judges, sheriffs, clerks, and attorneys' time and money.
In recent years, use of ?digital? or ?electronic? signatures
has rapidly increased in an effort to streamline all types of
business transactions. There are two types of electronic
signatures: those based on a Public Key Infrastructure
(PKI) and those that are not.
In this paper, we will focus on electronic signatures that do
use a PKI as these are widely considered to be more
secure in the Information Technology community.