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The Blank Affidavit Template Form and it is intended to be used in conjunction with a legal matter being heard by a State’s Supreme Court. If the attorneys and the judge agree, this affidavit may be used in lieu of appearing in person and providing testimony in the case. When you complete this affidavit and sign with a notary public as witness, you are doing so under oath. The affidavit verifies your identity and that you have made a sworn statement. It does not affirm whether the statement is, in fact, truthful and correct.
How to Write
- Enter the date.
- Enter the state in which the Supreme Court has jurisdiction and the case is being heard.
- Enter the docket number of the case.
- Enter the name of the plaintiff (or the respondent, if this is a case being heard on appeal).
- Enter the name of the defendant (or the movant, if this is a motion for summary judgment).
- Enter your full name.
- Enter your role in this matter (plaintiff, respondent, defendant, movant, or other such as a witness or expert).
- Enter the statement you wish to make. Remember that you are making this statement under oath.
- Take this affidavit to a notary public. The notary public will verify your identity (typically through a government-issued identification document such as a driver’s license, passport, or military ID), witness your signature, enter the date, and apply his or her seal.
You will then need to return this affidavit to the attorney who requested it. This affidavit may be accepted as testimony and you will not actually have to appear in court. Making your statement and signing with a notary public as witness is equivalent to being sworn in a court. This notarized affidavit serves to establish that you have proven your identity and made a statement under oath. It does not independently establish that the statement you made is accurate and truthful, nor does it force the court to consider it as evidence.