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Celebrating The 2008 Notary Of The Year: Liz Adams

By NNA Staff on December 27, 2011 - As the deadline nears for 2012 Notary of the Year nominations on December 30, the NNA takes a final look back at a past distinguished NOTY recipient. This week’s profile features 2008 Notary of the Year Liz Adams.

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Hotline Tip: Can I Use The NNA Logo On My Business Card?

By NNA Staff on December 27, 2011 - As an NNA member, I would like to include the NNA logo on my business card. Is this allowed?

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Need To Know: New Laws For 2012

By NNA Staff on December 27, 2011 - States passed more than 60 new laws in 2011 addressing a wide range of notarial issues.

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Costa Rica Begins Accepting 'Apostilles'

By NNA Staff on December 23, 2011 - Costa Rica is now accepting apostilles to authenticate notarized documents exchanged with other countries, making it easier for U.S. companies and individuals to do business in the Central American nation.

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Federal Bill Would Let Post Office Compete For Notary Services

By NNA Staff on December 23, 2011 - Retail businesses that offer Notary services could soon face some stiff competition if a measure pending before Congress is passed giving the U.S. Postal Service authority to offer customers a wide range of services.

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HHS Secretary Calls For Increased Use Of Electronic Health Care Records, Offers Training For Healthcare Workers

By NNA Staff on December 23, 2011 - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has announced new federal incentives to encourage healthcare facilities to switch to use of electronic healthcare records (EHRs), including government programs to better familiarize healthcare workers with electronic documents.

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Job Opportunities For Paralegals Increasing

By NNA Staff on December 23, 2011 - Notaries who also work as paralegals and legal assistants have good prospects in the job market during the next six years according to the Department of Labor, which reports that legal professionals are being hired in greater numbers by law firms and many other businesses.

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Justice Department Claims Medical Center Demanded 'Excessive' Documents From Immigrants Applying For Healthcare Jobs

By NNA Staff on December 23, 2011 - The Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit against the University of California, San Diego Medical Center, claiming the center made unreasonable demands for employee eligibility documents from work-authorized immigrants seeking healthcare jobs.

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Notarizing For Clients Using Different Languages

By NNA Staff on December 23, 2011 - As with Notaries in any work environment, Notaries working for law firms may be asked to notarize documents for persons who don’t speak or write English. In all such cases, adherence to the following best practice guidelines will ensure notarizations are performed properly and all parties are protected from fraud and miscommunication.

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Q&A: Notary Liability In The Legal Field

By NNA Staff on December 23, 2011 - Law firms normally maintain insurance policies to protect attorneys and employees from liability — but sometimes there may be exceptions for notarizations performed by legal professionals. The Legal Professionals Section spoke with attorney Nicole LeBoeuf of Shackelford Melton & McKinley in Dallas, Texas, who frequently handles malpractice cases, on this topic.

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