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New Director Of Federal 'Watchdog Agency' To Tighten Oversight Of Mortgage Servicers, Financial Institutions

By Michael Lewis on January 10, 2012 - The federal government has joined a growing number of states in investigating and prosecuting “robo-signing” and notarial misconduct within the mortgage industry with the appointment of former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray as the first director of the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).

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Trusted Notary Protection Initiative Helps Alabama And Michigan Notaries Comply With New State Laws

By Michael Lewis on January 10, 2012 - The National Notary Association has implemented a Trusted Notary Protection support initiative in Alabama and Michigan to help Notaries comply with an unprecedented group of new laws to protect the public from fraud but also significantly increases Notaries’ exposure to liability.

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Conference 2012 Sweepstakes Winner Amber Hall: 'I Can't Wait To Sharpen My Skills'

By NNA Staff on January 04, 2012 - Congratulations go to Amber Hall, of Tomball, Texas, who is cutting her teeth as a Notary Signing Agent entrepreneur and preparing for the recovery of the housing market.

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Hotline Tip: What If There's No Room For My Seal?

By NNA Staff on January 04, 2012 - If a document with preprinted jurat wording doesn’t have enough space for my Notary seal, may I attach a loose jurat certificate to the document?

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New Penalties For Fraudulent Real Estate Notarizations Take Effect In Michigan

By David Thun on January 04, 2012 - On January 1, 2012, it became a felony in Michigan to violate state Notary regulations when notarizing real property or mortgage documents.

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Notaries Charged In Nevada 'Robo-Signing' Scandal Appear In Court

By David Thun on January 04, 2012 - Three Notaries charged in a massive ‘robo-signing’ case in Nevada faced a judge for the first time on Dec. 28, but they did not enter pleas as pre-trial hearings were delayed until early 2012.

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The NNA Celebrates 55th Anniversary With Full Slate Of Exciting Events, Programs

By NNA Staff on January 04, 2012 - Get ready for a wide-ranging slate of valuable programs and exciting events in 2012 as the NNA embarks on its 55th Anniversary celebration — a time in which the Notary community reflects upon our decades of progress, and forges ahead with new resolve to strengthen the American Notary office.

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