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Michael Robinson Named NNA Executive Director; Only The Fourth In The Organization’s 53-Year History

By NNA Staff on May 28, 2010 - Michael Robinson, the Association’s Director of Marketing & Member Services since mid 2009 and a veteran executive with vital experience in leading membership-based organizations and strategic initiatives, has been elevated to the top NNA position to spearhead the drive for creating new opportunities for American Notaries.

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Notaries Come Together To Raise Funds For Haiti Survivors

By NNA Staff on May 28, 2010 - Following the devastating 7.0 temblor that struck Haiti in January, the nationwide community of Notaries and the National Notary Foundation rallied together to deliver thousands of dollars in aid to victims that remain hospitalized, homeless and hungry.

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States Update Identity Rules As ID Formats Change

By NNA Staff on May 28, 2010 - Recent changes to major federal-issued IDs — including passports and “Green Cards” — have prompted some states to review and update their rules laws regarding “satisfactory evidence of identity” for notarial acts.

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The Notary Event Of The Year Just Days Away In Chicago!

By NNA Staff on May 28, 2010 - Conference 2010 takes off in Chicago, Illinois in just a few days, and the excitement has mounted from coast to coast — and internationally — due to the Conference’s innovative new format and training programs, coupled with valuable networking opportunities, special events and the world class fun that awaits in The Windy City.

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Pioneering Law Experts Receive The NNA’s First Lifetime Achievement Award At Chicago Conference

By NNA Staff on May 18, 2010 - Two of the foremost experts in the nation on U.S. Notary law received the NNA’s first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award at Conference 2010 — Malcolm Morris, law professor at Northern Illinois University, De Kalb; and Michael Closen, Professor Emeritus at Chicago’s John Marshall Law School.

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Colorado’s Mike Shea Recognized With 2010 March Fong Eu Achievement Award

By NNA Staff on May 05, 2010 - Mike Shea, Director of the Licensing and Enforcement Division for the Colorado Secretary of State, has been named the recipient of the National Notary Association’s 2010 March Fong Eu Achievement Award.

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Guiding Principle IV: The Certificate

By NNA Staff on May 05, 2010 - The notarial certificate and the information it contains are central to a Notary’s public duty.

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Hotline Tip: Less, But Not More On Fees

By NNA Staff on May 05, 2010 - Maximum Notary fees across the United States are defined explicitly by state law, and range anywhere from 25 cents to $10.

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Hotline Tip: Obtaining And Filing A Bond

By NNA Staff on May 05, 2010 - Many states require Notaries to be covered by a surety bond, but how do you get one and what do you do with it?

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How Notaries Can Help Fight Elder Abuse

By NNA Staff on May 05, 2010 - Dishonest people often prey on the elderly by tricking, bullying or otherwise influencing them to sign property over to the perpetrator. Yet, Notaries are ideally positioned to help prevent these crimes simply by performing their duties with professionalism and care.

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