(a) Date and Time of Electronic Filing ("the drop box rule"). Any paper filed electronically after the close of business but before 8:00 a. m. Mountain Time the following business day shall be deemed filed at midnight the previous business day. This rule shall not apply when an order specifies a date and time by which a paper must be filed.
Any paper physically signed, and filed electronically or filed in paper form, and thereafter converted to an electronic document by the clerk, has the same force and effect as if the individual signed a copy of the paper. Verified papers filed electronically shall be treated for all purposes (both civil and criminal, including penalties for perjury) as if they had been physically signed or subscribed.
(a) E-filing Mandatory for Attorneys. Subject to subsection (c) below, and unless the court orders otherwise, all papers filed by an attorney shall be submitted electronically via the court's electronic filing system.