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The National Notary Association Remembers Michael Robinson

By NNA Staff on January 25, 2012 - The National Notary Association lost a dedicated leader and a good friend with the passing of Director of External Communications Michael Robinson, who lost his years-long battle with cancer on January 20. He was 50.

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The NNA's February Webinars Focus On Error-Free Loan Signings, Different Notarial Acts

By NNA Staff on January 25, 2012 - In its continuing series of instructional webinars for Notary professionals, the NNA in February will examine how to properly handle loan signings, and the different types of notarial acts.

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Federal, State Crackdowns Focus On Strengthening Identity Security

By Michael Lewis on January 17, 2012 - Due to rising incidents of fraud and imposture, the federal government and the state of Hawaii last week took aggressive steps to crack down on identity fraud and strengthen issuance of driver’s licenses and ID cards.

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Hotline Tip: How Do I Report An Improper Notarization?

By NNA Staff on January 17, 2012 - If I see someone notarizing documents without the signer present, what should I do?

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Improper Notarizations, Foreclosure Misconduct Drive Lawsuits Against Mortgage Industry To Record Levels

By Michael Lewis on January 17, 2012 - The number of lawsuits filed against mortgage lenders, servicers and other companies in the industry hit a record high in the third quarter of 2011, according to the most recent release of the Mortgage Litigation Index.

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Legal Professionals Section Advisor: Michael Ostrow

By David Thun on January 17, 2012 - Michael Ostrow is a senior partner of Schlissel Ostrow Karabatos, PLLC in Long Island, New York, and practices in the area of matrimonial and family law.

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Smithsonian Exhibit Features Notary Public At Work

By NNA Staff on January 17, 2012 - The Smithsonian Museum in Washington D.C. is featuring an innovative exhibition by video artist Ali Kazma that’s all about notarization.

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January Webinar Will Address How To Verify Identity In A Multi-Cultural World

By NNA Staff on January 12, 2012 - The next installment of the NNA’s “Commonly Asked Questions” webinar series will be held Friday, January 27 addressing the important topic: How to ID in a Multi-Cultural World. A total of three webinar sessions will be held due to increased demand.

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Hotline Tip: Do I Need To Request ID From A Signer I've Seen Before?

By NNA Staff on January 11, 2012 - I have to do a notarization for a client of a law firm I work for. I have seen the client and I am familiar with his face, but have never notarized his signature. Do I still need to request his ID?

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December Poll Results: Notaries Feel Safer With E&O Insurance

By David Thun on January 10, 2012 - A majority of Notaries purchase Errors and Omissions (E&O) insurance because they feel safer with coverage protecting them from potential lawsuits, according to an NNA December 2011 online poll.

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