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Q&A: Privacy Best Practices For Healthcare Offices

By NNA Staff on January 26, 2012 - The Healthcare Professionals Section spoke with Dr. Moshe Lewis, a physician and pain management specialist in San Francisco, California, to discuss practices healthcare workers can follow to reduce risk of exposing private data, and the roles Notaries may play in the future in privacy protection.

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Q&A: Workplace Policies For Notaries In The Law Office

By NNA Staff on January 26, 2012 - Workplace policies for employee conduct can serve as an important preventative tool against a law firm’s liability — just as bad workplace practices, such as encouraging improper notarizations can invite lawsuits. The Legal Professionals Sectionspoke with attorney Hank Turner of the Valorem Law Group LLC in Chicago, Illinois, to discuss positive and negative workplace policies for Notaries in the law office.

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Saudi Notaries Required To Verify Identities Of All Clients

By NNA Staff on January 26, 2012 - The Saudi Arabian Ministry of Justice has issued a directive to all Notary Public offices requiring them to verify the identity off all people seeking notarial services.

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Stolen Notary IDs, Seals Used In Fraud Schemes

By NNA Staff on January 26, 2012 - NNA 2007 Notary of the Year Joan Sampson and Ed Newsom, a long-time Notary and owner of a UPS store in Calabasas, California, both know what it’s like to have their Notary identities co-opted by scammers trying to commit fraud.

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Three Types Of Insurance Entrepreneurs Should Consider

By NNA Staff on January 26, 2012 - Independent Notary have a crucial interest in protecting their livelihoods from unforeseen occurrences. Business consulting firm Small Business Authority offers a few suggestions that every small business owner should consider.

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Two Healthcare Data Losses Listed Among 'Most Significant' Security Breaches of 2011

By NNA Staff on January 26, 2012 - Data losses at two healthcare organizations were listed among the top six most serious information security breaches of 2011, according to a privacy advocacy organization — and both involved the theft of electronic data storage devices.

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California Man Pleads Guilty In Stolen Notary ID Case

By Michael Lewis on January 25, 2012 - A Sacramento, California, man has pleaded guilty in federal court to helping orchestrate a $19 million mortgage fraud scheme that at one time had co-opted the identity of the National Notary Association’s 2007 Notary of the Year Joan Sampson.

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Class-Action Lawsuit Filed In Nevada Over 'Robo-Signing' Scandal

By David Thun on January 25, 2012 - The mortgage servicing firm accused of running a massive 'robo-signing' scheme in Nevada and directing Notary-employees to improperly notarize thousands of documents has been named in a class-action lawsuit by local homeowners.

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Hotline Tip: How Do I Find Out What Notarial Act Is Required?

By NNA Staff on January 25, 2012 - An individual brought me a written statement he had made and wants it notarized. Would this be notarized using an acknowledgment or a jurat?

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New Jersey Law Imposes Stiff Penalties For Unauthorized Practice Of Law

By Michael Lewis on January 25, 2012 - The New Jersey General Assembly has enacted a new law that increases penalties — including lengthy prison sentences — for individuals convicted of knowingly engaging in the unauthorized practice of law (UPL).

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