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Hotline Tip: Best Practices When Dealing With Gender-Neutral Names

The first time most people ever heard of the actor Leslie Nielsen, chances are they thought he was a she. Or how about Glenn Close? Names like Pat, Lynn, Chris, Dana, Kelly, on paper, give no clue as to the person's sex.

When notarizing for people with names like those, it's a good idea to note their gender in your journal. If someone is trying to perpetrate a scam using a gender-neutral name, having that information in your journal might just come in handy down the road.

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Quiz: The Many Types Of Notarial Acts

Notaries perform many different duties for the public — and it’s easy to lose track of the different acts and what states they’re authorized in. Test your familiarity with common — and uncommon — notarial acts.

(A link to the correct answers is provided at the end of the quiz.)

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