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Personal Appearance In A Digital World

By NNA Staff on May 11, 2011 - At a time when the world does $10 trillion worth of business a year over the Internet, some are attempting to redefine what, for centuries, has been the bedrock of notarization — the personal appearance of the signer before a Notary.

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Help the NNA Pay Tribute to America – And Attend Conference As Our Guest!

By NNA Staff on May 10, 2011 - Are you are an NNA member interested in showcasing your vocal talents in front of a nationwide community of Notaries at Conference 2011? If so, we welcome you to submit an audition video for consideration.

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The Salvation Army Says 'Thank You' to Notary Community, National Notary Foundation For 'Notaries For Japan' Campaign

By NNA Staff on May 10, 2011 - Thanks to the generosity of Notaries across the nation, the National Notary Foundation this month provided a substantial donation to the Salvation Army to support ongoing relief efforts for Japanese earthquake and tsunami survivors.

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Wisconsin Says No To Online Notarizations

By NNA Staff on May 10, 2011 - Wisconsin has become the latest state to announce that online webcam notarizations are invalid and illegal, according to a formal statement by Wisconsin Secretary of State Doug La Follette.

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Montana Governor Upholds 'Strong Protection' Of Notarial Journals

By NNA Staff on May 06, 2011 - Citing the consumer protections and evidentiary value provided by records of notarizations, Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer vetoed a bill that would have repealed the state’s two-year-old law requiring Notaries to keep a journal of their official acts.

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Hotline Tip: How To Perform A Copy Certification By Document Custodian

By NNA Staff on May 05, 2011 - If your state prohibits Notaries from certifying copies of documents, an alternative called a copy certification by document custodian. Here's what to do!

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Hotline Tip: What Is An Attorney In Fact?

By NNA Staff on May 05, 2011 - An attorney in fact is a person authorized to sign documents on someone else’s behalf, but is not necessarily a practicing lawyer. It can mean any person who has been empowered to sign documents for another individual.

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April Poll Results: Notarizing For Family Members

By NNA Staff on May 04, 2011 - In the Notary Bulletin’s April poll, opinions varied widely among the 1,663 respondents on notarizing for family members.

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Hotline Tip: How do I Notarize A Document Signed By Two People In Different Location?

By NNA Staff on May 04, 2011 - I have a document needing notarized signatures from two people in different locations. Do both signers have to meet and sign the document at the same time and place, or can their signatures be notarized separately?

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Conference 2011 Adding To List Of VIP Attendees

By NNA Staff on May 03, 2011 - Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler has become the latest dignitary in a growing list of influential national political leaders and experts who will address the nation’s Notaries at the 33rd National Notary Association in Las Vegas May 23-26.

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