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A Longtime Friend Of America's Notaries

By NNA Staff on March 24, 2010 - “W.W.” Warner, 91, who died March 19, was a distinguished leader in the surety industry and a longtime friend of the NNA and America’s Notaries because of his work to protect them and the public through trusted and reliable surety services.

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Budget Crunch Lengthens Commission, Testing Process

By NNA Staff on March 10, 2010 - Facing a $20 billion budget deficit, the largest by far among all the states, California’s financial woes have had a considerable effect on virtually every area of government. Coupled with stringent background screening requirements, these cuts have resulted in significant delays in obtaining or renewing a Notary commission and a reduced number of seats at mandatory testing sites.

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Guiding Principle X: Seeking Instruction

By NNA Staff on March 10, 2010 - As important notarial issues evolve and laws change, it’s vital for Notaries to continually seek education and training.

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Hotline Tip: Notarizing For A Signer Who Doesn't Speak Your Language

By NNA Staff on March 10, 2010 - In most states, Notaries need to communicate directly with a signer, but what happens when you don’t speak each other’s language? Here’s what to do.

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Hotline Tip: Tying Up Loose Ends

By NNA Staff on March 10, 2010 - If a document is missing notarial certificate wording, or if the document contains certificate wording that is not allowed in your state, you should attach and use a loose certificate instead.

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Managing Risk Amid The New Notary Landscape

By NNA Staff on March 10, 2010 - With compliance and liability issues increasing dramatically, employers are faced with the need to set clear policies for their staff Notaries.

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New Montana Notary Seal And Ink Requirements Now In Effect

By NNA Staff on March 10, 2010 - Newly commissioned Notaries in “The Treasure State” must now use an inking stamp-type seal with specific information and a standardized format.

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New U.S. Passport Cards Accepted As ID For Notarization In Some States

By NNA Staff on March 10, 2010 - With the new, smaller “passport card” now available from the federal government for land and sea travel, Notaries in some states are now permitted to accept them as satisfactory evidence of identity from signers.

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NNF Grant To Law School Honors Hawaii Attorney General

By NNA Staff on March 10, 2010 - HONOLULU, HI — The National Notary Foundation has awarded a special scholarship grant to the University of Hawaii’s William S. Richardson School of Law in the name of State Attorney General Mark J. Bennett, who was honored as the National Notary Association’s 2009 March Fong Eu Achievement Award recipient.

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Virginia Halts Bill To Remove Personal Appearance From eNotarization

By NNA Staff on March 07, 2010 - A Virginia Senate subcommittee has halted legislation labeled “dangerous” by the NNA that would have redefined “satisfactory evidence of identity” to allow eNotarizations through video and audio conference technology without the physical appearance of the signer before a Notary Public.

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