Yes. Electronic signatures are legally binding and enforceable in many countries, including the United States, Canada, and Europe. Under the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act (also known as the “E-Sign Act”), eSignatures hold the same legal weight as their handwritten counterparts.
Other countries like Mexico and India have also adopted similar laws that recognize digital signatures as valid, particularly in transactions involving electronic agreements and forms. Doing so will allow you to complete transactions remotely, eliminating the need to commute and sign documents in person.
As a legal professional, you can free yourself from the burden of in-person visits and instead focus on high-value client work.