The State of the Notary Public Office
This Conference highlight is the National Notary Association’s annual presentation of the official current state of the Notary Public office and its future course. As the preeminent authority on the Notary Public office, the speech will address legislative enactments, industry trends, and how the NNA represented the interests of all Notaries across the country and world.
Guarding the Public
The role of the Public Guardian is an important one — ensuring those without family or friends are not taken advantage of. In this compelling workshop, you’ll learn how exploitation and competency issues can lead to abuse and court action.
New Industries for Mobile Services
Current Trusted Enrollment Agents and prospective agents will learn more about the identity proofing opportunities emerging within multiple industries. The NNA has contracted with two companies to provide contract identity proofing and notarization services nationwide. The presentation will describe the job assignment process, detail the necessary educational requirements, and feature speakers from non-real estate related industries providing updates from their respective companies regarding the growing need for third party identity proofing.
An Introduction to Dodd-Frank
Sweeping legislation was passed in 2010 that will impact the financial services industry at many levels. As more pieces of Dodd-Frank become a reality, including the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, this workshop will provide an overview of the regulatory changes and systematic adjustments that will be the result of the new laws.
After attending this workshop, you will understand the fundamental components of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform & Consumer Protection Act.
Why Home Ownership Matters
Be introduced to the importance of home ownership and its impact on the vulnerable U.S. economy. You’ll discover the latest trends and issues facing the real estate industry from the experts within the housing sector.
After attending this workshop, you will have a sense of the important role home ownership plays in the fabric of our society.
Certifying the Paralegal
Discover the world of the paralegal and learn how closely tied to the world of the Notary this profession really is. From state regulations to certifications — you’ll be introduced to the basics of this profession.
After attending this workshop, you will be able be able to work more closely with the Paralegals in your firm — or have a greater sense of how to balance your work, if you are currently a Paralegal.
How Trade Works
Learn the basics of what it takes to export a good or service from the U.S. Discover what a “Certificate of Origin” is, and why in most countries in the Middle East, a notarization is required before any goods can be shipped from the U.S. Exports often require documentations that need notarization and authentication — learn how you can be better prepared.
After attending this workshop, you will be understand the basics of the exporting process, including the notarization requirements related to international trade documentation. In addition, you’ll gain an appreciation for, and knowledge of resources available to you when notarizing a trade document.
An Update on Healthcare Reform
In this workshop, you’ll hear the latest in issues and developments related to the Heath Care Reform legislation passed by the U.S. Congress in 2010. Discover how the implementation benchmarks for 2011 may impact you and the health care system.
After attending this workshop, you will understand what portions of the Health Care Reform Legislation have been implemented and what portions are on deck for the next year or two. Additionally, any developments related to court-actions and state-by-state rejection issues will be discussed.
The County Dotted Line
Make sure that you know what to expect before delivering your documents to the County Recorder’s Office. This workshop will help reduce rejected documents and unnecessary re-do’s when handling these important documents.
After attending this workshop, you will be able have a full understanding as to the expectations of County Recorders when receiving notarized documents.
The Unauthorized Practice of Law
The most tempting of the “deadly notary sins,” the unauthorized practice of law is facing Notaries in and outside of legal environments. You’ll be introduced to the warning signs and learn how important it is to stay clear.
After attending this workshop, you will be able have a full understanding of the concept of UPL and learn how to avoid it.
Helping Families Achieve Inter-Country Adoptions
One of the most heartwarming roles a Notary can serve in is facilitating a family adopting a child from overseas — however, if not done properly, a faulty notarization can ruin a family’s chance of welcoming a new addition. Learn from inter-country adoption experts on what you need to know as a Notary, when participating in this sensitive act.
After attending this workshop, you will learn about the important documents involved in an inter-country notarization, and gain an appreciation for the role of the Notary in this very personal contract.
NNA Professional Section Roundtables
This series of interactive roundtable discussions will allow members of the NNA Professional Sections (Notary Signing Agents & Small Business, Healthcare, Legal Professionals, Financial & Corporate Services, and Immigration/International) an opportunity to hear from their community.
Moderated by a member of each Section’s Advisory Panel, the roundtable will allow everyone an opportunity to update the group on issues, concerns or goings on from each attendee’s perspective. Preferred seating will be made to NNA Professional Section members, however, everyone is welcome and able to participate in the discussion.
After attending this roundtable discussion, you will hear from colleagues within each of the NNA’s Professional Sections and have a sense of important issues and concerns within the various industries and sectors the U.S. Notary Public finds him/herself in.
Interactive Learning Lab
The NNA’s Curriculum Development team has created a series of activities that will allow you to test your notarial knowledge, work on interactive computer and hands-on simulations, catch up on and learn from recent news and articles of “Notaries in the News,” and engage in Notary Signing Agent activities.
Some of the things you can look forward to:
* Note: NNA Conference program information subject to change.