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Hotline Tip: Can I Notarize A Document In Which I'm Mentioned?

By NNA Staff on September 26, 2011 - I’ve been asked to notarize a document that includes my name on a list of people being authorized as representatives of the signer. Can I perform this notarization, or should I get a Notary who is not mentioned in the document to perform it?

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North Carolina Shuts Down Private Agency Suspected Of Notarizing Blank Vehicle Documents

By NNA Staff on September 26, 2011 - The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles has shut down a privately-run license plate agency after the manager and an employee were arrested on suspicion of notarizing blank vehicle title documents which could be used to fraudulently transfer ownership of vehicles.

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Recommended Notary Practices: Attaching Notarial Certificates

By NNA Staff on September 26, 2011 - Without the state-approved certificate wording, a Notary’s signature and seal have little meaning because the wording describes what type of notarization was performed — such as an acknowledgment or jurat — and what procedures the Notary followed.

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The NNA Opens Nominations For 2012 Notary Of The Year; Recipient To Be Honored At Annual Conference

By NNA Staff on September 26, 2011 - The online nomination process for the 23rd annual Notary Of The Year has begun, so nominate a respected fellow Notary, a stellar Notary employee or yourself for the NNA’s top honor. The deadline for nominations is December 30.

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2007 Notary Of The Year Recalls How Keeping A Journal Validated Her Best Practices

By NNA Staff on September 22, 2011 - Though some believe that maintaining a journal of notarial acts seems like an unnecessary burden, keeping one turned out to be very helpful for NNA 2007 Notary of the Year Joan Sampson when a mortgage fraud ring allegedly forged her seal and signature on a host of bogus documents.

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Company Directors Rank Risk Management As Top-Level Concern

By NNA Staff on September 22, 2011 - Boards of directors nationwide rank risk management as the primary concern for their companies, according to a recently released study compiled by accounting and consulting firm BDO USA.

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Ireland Joins Nations Permitting Electronic Notarization

By NNA Staff on September 22, 2011 - The milestone eNotarization was carried out recently by Dublin-based solicitor and Notary David Walsh for a document going out of the country. The document was referred to Ireland’s Department of Foreign Affairs to become the first electronically notarized document to receive an electronic Apostille.

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Join The NNA's Growing Social Network For America's Notaries

By NNA Staff on September 22, 2011 - The National Notary Association’s social media community is growing fast and we’re inviting you to join the conversation so you don’t miss out on valuable discussions, information and networking!

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Notary Job Openings Could Rise As Healthcare Industry Hiring Grows Steadily

By NNA Staff on September 22, 2011 - The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that job openings in healthcare administration and office support — areas where Notary services are in high demand — will see a major upswing between now and 2018.

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Properly Identifying Patients, Medical Professionals For Notarizations

By NNA Staff on September 22, 2011 - Healthcare Notaries are often called upon to notarize documents for both patients and medical professionals they work with. In an environment of patient care, positively identifying signers can be a challenge, so there are a few important tips every healthcare Notary should remember when identifying signers:

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