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WPIC 2.23 Signature—Definition

11 WAPRAC WPIC 2.23Washington Practice Series TMWashington Pattern Jury Instructions--Criminal

11 Wash. Prac., Pattern Jury Instr. Crim. WPIC 2.23 (5th Ed)
Washington Practice Series TM
Washington Pattern Jury Instructions--Criminal
January 2024 Update
Washington State Supreme Court Committee on Jury Instructions
Part I. General Instructions
WPIC CHAPTER 2. Definitions
WPIC 2.23 Signature—Definition
Signature includes any memorandum, mark, or sign made with intent to authenticate any instrument or writing, or the subscription of any person thereto.
Use this instruction only if the term signature has other than its ordinary meaning in a particular case.
RCW 9A.04.110(24).
The Legislature has also defined “digital signature” and “electronic signature.” See RCW 19.34.020(11), (14). A digital signature, if properly executed, substitutes for the traditional handwritten signature. See RCW 19.34.300.
Also see WPIC 118.15 (Oath—Definition) for a discussion of electronic signatures.
An electronic document filed with the court may be signed in the manner described in GR 30(d)(2).
[Current as of November 2018.]
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