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Hotline Tip: Death And Life

By NNA Staff on August 23, 2010 - On rare occasions, Notaries are presented with the signature of a deceased individual and asked to notarize it — an official act that should never happen.

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Beware 'Beneficial Interest' When Relatives Need A Notary

By NNA Staff on August 10, 2010 - Because a Notary is expected to serve impartially when identifying a document signer, notarizing a document for a relative or family member can raise suspicions of bias if the document is ever challenged in court.

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Dignitaries, The NNA Call For Civility With Release Of 'Why Coolidge Matters'

By NNA Staff on August 10, 2010 - A call for a new era of civility in politics came with the release of the book "Why Coolidge Matters: How Civility in Politics Can Bring a Nation Together", published by the NNA.

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Guiding Principle IX: Privacy

By NNA Staff on August 10, 2010 - Sensitive personal information can cause serious harm if it falls into the wrong hands. That is why it is essential that Notaries protect the privacy of signers.

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Hotline Tip: Determining The Venue

By NNA Staff on August 10, 2010 - Notarial certificates typically contain the following wording "State of _______" and "County of ______", which is the venue. Find out what to put in the blank spaces!

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Immigrant Population Declining, But 'Notarios' Still On The Loose

By NNA Staff on August 10, 2010 - The number of undocumented immigrants living in the United States dropped sharply in 2009, but the exodus has not appeared to slow down the activities of unscrupulous people passing themselves off as Notarios.

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Proper ID Is Always Proper

By NNA Staff on August 10, 2010 - A new law in Arizona that strengthens how Notaries identify signers illustrates the growing national focus on this vital responsibility.

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