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Report: Lack Of Supervisor Training Contributed To 'Robo-Signing' Crisis

By NNA Staff on October 18, 2011 - A federal report criticized the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), which is tasked with overseeing mortgage giant Fannie Mae, for failing to have procedures in place that would have identified and prevented much of the improper conduct and flawed notarial practices that led to the “robo-signing” crisis.

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Celebrating The 2004 Notary of the Year: Jamie Johns-Smith

By NNA Staff on October 12, 2011 - Since she was honored as Notary of the Year in 2004, Jamie Johns-Smith has relocated from California to Louisiana where she’s taken on several new challenges.

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Display Your Professionalism With NNA Online 'Badges' For Members, Certified NSAs

By NNA Staff on October 12, 2011 - Now, through a new member benefit, you have exclusive access to online NNA “badges” that display your membership status, and demonstrate your commitment to notarial excellence.

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Hotline Tip: Am I Allowed To Use A Loose Certificate?

By NNA Staff on October 12, 2011 - Are Notaries in Illinois allowed to use loose certificates? If so, how should they be handled?

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Mortgage Fraud Trend Highlights Investigative Value Of Notarial Recordkeeping

By NNA Staff on October 12, 2011 - Mortgage fraud investigations jumped 88 percent in the second quarter of 2011 compared to the same period last year.

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Pennsylvania Joins States Accepting Notary Commission Applications Online

By NNA Staff on October 12, 2011 - The Pennsylvania Department of State is now accepting online applications for Notary commissions.

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New NY 'Foreign Language Disclaimer Law' Provides Valuable Guidance For All U.S. Notaries To Protect Consumers

By NNA Staff on October 11, 2011 - In an effort to protect consumers from immigration scams, the state of New York recently passed a law regulating how non-attorney Notaries can advertise their services in foreign languages. As more states institute similar measures to combat the unauthorized practice of law, Notaries can take guidance from the New York law and follow a similar protocol to protect both yourself and your signers.

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NNA Updates Member Benefits With Partner Programs

By NNA Staff on October 07, 2011 - The National Notary Association is increasing its benefits for members through enhanced Partner Programs that offer significant discounts and savings with participating organizations.

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Celebrating The 2005 Notary of the Year: Carol Salter

By NNA Staff on October 03, 2011 - A former high school teacher, Carol Salter of Colorado has always had a passion for education.

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Hotline Tip: How Do You Void A Notarization When There Is An Error?

By NNA Staff on October 03, 2011 - If I have made an error in my journal and it has already been signed, how can I void it?

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