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Hotline Tip: How To Notarize 'Hybrid' Certificates

By NNA Staff on July 27, 2009 - Notarizations aren't always one thing. Sometimes a notarization is both an acknowledgment and a jurat.

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Hotline Tip: Notarizing For Blind Signers

By NNA Staff on July 27, 2009 - Vision-impaired signers are vulnerable to fraud because they may have been misled about the contents of a document. Here’s what you can do.

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Hotline Tip: What Is A Corporate Officer?

By NNA Staff on July 27, 2009 - A corporate officer is an agent appointed to conduct business for a corporation.

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Hotline Tip: What Is A Testimonium Clause?

By NNA Staff on July 27, 2009 - A "testimonium clause" is a phrase in certificate wording in which the Notary formally attests to the truthfulness of the preceding facts in the certificate.

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Hotline Tip: Attorney-Notaries Notarizing For Their Clients

By NNA Staff on July 20, 2009 - In some states, attorney-Notaries have the so-called "privilege" of notarizing for clients without their legal fees being regarded as a disqualifying, beneficial interest.

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Hotline Tip: Requests For Authentication Explained

By NNA Staff on July 20, 2009 - Most county recorders and other agencies will accept a properly notarized document from an out-of-state Notary with no questions. But what happens when they don’t?

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Hotline Tip: Administering An Oath

By NNA Staff on July 13, 2009 - An oath or affirmation can be part of another notarial act, such as a jurat, or it may be a notarial act in its own right. Read how to administer one!

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Hotline Tip: Procedures For Making Edits On A Document

By NNA Staff on July 13, 2009 - Change is a fact of life, and that is equally true for documents. They may need to be corrected or revised to accommodate the needs of various signers.

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Brooklyn Man Charged With Trying To Steal Brownstone

By NNA Staff on July 10, 2009 - In another example of how easy it is for criminals to steal real estate, a Brooklyn man is facing trial for using forged documents to illegally take ownership of a brownstone in Harlem.

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Candidate Checks Petitions Before Filing

By NNA Staff on July 10, 2009 - Gubernatorial hopeful Brian Moran paused before filing his candidacy petition. That’s because he discovered that state law had recently changed to require Notaries to use a seal.

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