Art. 388. The sentence may be typed and, in this case, the judge will initial it on all the pages.
Judge initials: Magistrates, in the past, wrote their sentences by hand. It is not forbidden for them to continue to do so. However, with the electronic process, it will no longer be feasible. Currently, few sentences are typed. Current practice is to type it into the computer. The lack of initials on the printed pages does not lead to the nullity of the sentence. As for the nullity of the sentence due to the judge’s lack of signature, see the annotations to article 564, item III, letter “m ”. In the electronic process, there are no more initials on the sentence sheets. There is only digital authentication of the magistrate’s signature.