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The NNA's 2011 'State Of The Notary Public Office'Report Now Available For Download

By NNA Staff on August 31, 2011 - The National Notary Association’s much anticipated State of the Notary Public Office 2011 report is now available for download.

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Vermont's Coolidge Foundation Spared Significant Damage From Hurricane Irene, But Inaccessible To Staff, Visitors

By NNA Staff on August 31, 2011 - The Plymouth Notch, Vermont, headquarters of the Calvin Coolidge Memorial Foundation — which educates the public about the legacy of our nation’s 30th President — is currently inaccessible and without power due to the massive flooding caused by Hurricane Irene this week.

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Hotline Tip: Can I Notarize A Document That Has Already Been Signed?

By NNA Staff on August 30, 2011 - I work in a nursing home, and I have been asked to notarize a power of attorney that a resident has already signed. Do I have to refuse this request, or can the resident re-sign the document while she’s in my presence?

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New Alabama Immigration Laws Facing Legal Challenges, Impact On Notaries And Consumers Unclear

By NNA Staff on August 30, 2011 - A federal judge earlier this week blocked Alabama’s contentious immigration law —which was scheduled to go into effect today — due to the ongoing court challenges being made by the U.S. Department of Justice and various advocacy groups.

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State Agencies Ready To Assist Notaries in Wake of Hurricane Irene

By NNA Staff on August 30, 2011 - Notary officials in heavily affected regions report that they have weathered the storm and are ready to help their Notaries get back in operation.

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Michigan State Attorney General Pushes Bills To Make Notary Violations A Felony

By NNA Staff on August 24, 2011 - The Michigan Attorney General is pushing for passage of a pair of bills that would elevate violations of the state’s Notary Act to felonies punishable by stiff prison sentences and fines.

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Egyptian Notaries Strike For Independence

By NNA Staff on August 22, 2011 - Months after hundreds of thousands of citizens took to the streets of Cairo to topple the regime of Hosni Mubarak, Notaries took to the streets to demand independence from the government.

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Hotline Tip: How Do I Identify A U.N. Official Or Other Foreign Signers For A Notarization?

By NNA Staff on August 22, 2011 - What type of identification should I ask for if I am notarizing a document for a U.N. official?

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ICBA Alerts Public, Mortgage Service Subcontractors To Signs Of Foreclosure Fraud

By NNA Staff on August 22, 2011 - The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) has released an alert to help the public and those who do business with mortgage servicing firms avoid getting stung by companies offering fraudulent foreclosure and refinancing assistance.

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Johns Hopkins Study Calls For Simpler Healthcare Consent Forms

By NNA Staff on August 22, 2011 - A recent Johns Hopkins University study is calling for shorter, easier-to-understand medical documents.

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