82.1. A party or his attorney may send a written proceeding, an exhibit or any other document to a bailiff, an advocate or a notary by fax machine. The correspondent chosen prepares copies of the facsimile of the document and an attestation of their authenticity; the copies are presumed to be originals for the purposes of notification, service, filing at the office of the court or evidence. The signature of the advocate, notary or court bailiff is sufficient to certify the authenticity of the document.
The attestation of authenticity must specify that the copies are true to the facsimile received by fax machine and must state the nature of the document, the number of the court, the name of the sender and the fax number of the transmitting fax machine as well as the place, date and time of transmission.
A party who sends a written proceeding, an exhibit or any other document by fax machine must let another party take cognizance of the original at any time after the receipt of a written request to that effect. If the sender refuses or neglects to do so, the other party may, by motion, apply to the judge or the court to order the sender to produce the original within a specified time.
1993, c. 72, s. 3; 2002, c. 7, s. 10.