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DocuSign Encourages Legal Professionals To Go Digital in Recognition of National ESIGN Day
|By Business Wire
|June 30, 2014 06:05 AM EDT
Inc. (DocuSign®) in recognition of National
ESIGN Day announced it will offer members of the legal profession an
educational webinar on July 16, 2014 about the legal framework for
electronic signature in the United States, including updates on
“DocuSign’s Digital Transaction Management platform and eSignature
solution offer lawyers and their executive counterparts an easier,
faster, more convenient and secure way to transact business,” said Ken
Moyle, chief legal officer and vice president of legal and corporate
affairs, DocuSign, and chairman of the Public Policy Committee, Electronic
Signatures and Records Association (ESRA). “DocuSign is proud to be
a catalyst that’s helping organizations of every size, industry and
geography achieve their digital transformations. ESIGN is virtually an
all-encompassing law that lawyers can use to champion the move to all
digital transactions in their business for dramatic ROI, increased
security and compliance, and a better client experience.”
National ESIGN Day was spearheaded by DocuSign who formed a coalition to
have it passed by both houses of the U.S. Congress. ESIGN Day was
officially designated by Congress on June 30, 2010, following President
Clinton signing into law the Electronic Signatures in Global and
National Commerce (ESIGN) Act on June 30, 2000. The federal ESIGN Act
created a vast opportunity for companies of every size and industry to
benefit from the speed, security and convenience of eSignatures for the
past 14 years.
One industry that is benefiting today is corporate restructuring. Robert
Klamser, co-founder of UpShot
Services LLC, a company that specializes in acting as an agent of
the Court in Chapter 11 Bankruptcy proceedings, says, “eSignature
naturally resonated with my partner, a former bankruptcy lawyer. In a
paper-laden practice within the legal industry, we knew it was vital to
digitize the Chapter 11 space by partnering with DocuSign, the global
standard for Digital Transaction Management. Our business model is now
tailored to the new digital future of claims management – making us more
efficient and better able to service our stakeholders.”
DocuSign allows its customers to meet all the requirements of the ESIGN
Act to give customers assurance that DocuSigned documents are safe,
secure and legally enforceable – even more so than if they were signed
the “old fashioned way” with paper and pen as all DocuSigned documents
come complete with an audit trail that is admissible as evidence. The
ESIGN Act covers contract types of all kinds including arbitration, life
and auto insurance and securities.
The one-hour educational webinar
titled, “The Legality of eSignature: Take Your Company Digital with
DocuSign”, will be offered on July 16 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Eastern
Time. Topics to be covered include:
The Uniform Electronic Transactions Act (UETA) of 1999
The Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act (ESIGN)
General Rule of Validity
What is an Electronic Signature?
Relevant Case Law
Regulatory Developments including Mobile
Devices and Mobile Privacy
To register for the free online event, please visit: https://www.docusign.com/webinars/the-legality-of-esignature-%E2%80%93-take-your-company-digital-with-docusign.
To learn more about National ESIGN Day visit http://esign.docusign.com/esignday2014
or for more information about DocuSign in the legal industry, both for
law firms and legal departments, visit https://www.docusign.com/solutions/departments/legal.
About DocuSign Inc.
The Global Standard for Digital Transaction Management™. Global
enterprises, business departments, individual professionals, and
consumers have standardized on DocuSign, with more than 40,000 new users
joining the DocuSign Global Network every day. Today, that network
includes millions of users in 188 countries. DocuSign's DTM platform
supports legally compliant electronic and digital signature processes
tailored to meet requirements globally with localization in 43
languages. Companies and individuals DocuSign to accelerate transaction
times to increase speed to results, reduce costs, increase security and
compliance, and delight customers across nearly every industry – from
financial services, insurance, technology, healthcare, manufacturing,
communications, real estate, retail, and consumer goods to higher
education, non-profit and others – as well as every business department,
including sales, finance, operations, procurement, HR/staffing, legal,
and customer support. For more information, visit www.docusign.com
or call 877.720.2040. Visit the DocuSign blog at www.docusign.com/blog
and follow DocuSign on Twitter,
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