Hi Karen – The ESIGN Act of 2000 grants electronic signatures the same legal status throughout the US. We have recently updated our authentication policy to reflect the acceptance of digital signatures. We are seeing an uptick in DocuSign type digital signatures.
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I have seen that dozens of times. It is an electronic signature which is being used a great deal. I have used that same program to sign my mortgage documents. It is a valid, legal way to get signatures when they cannot be in the office. The Social Security office does that also.
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