Pretty broad question, but I'm curious: When and where can email be used in court and attorney communications in the US?
I know that email and forms of online identity are not at such a technological state that delivery of documents to individuals can be certified. I mean, as they say, "on the Internet, no one knows you're a dog." (Or, for that matter, a lawyer).
But can a court send summons and subpoenas by email? Could you respond in email? Or are we still at the FAX stage, if that.
What about an attorney? Can email be a legal method of sending documents between attorneys?
What about electronic signatures for emails? Does sending an email effectively sign and date it?