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New Legislation Expected To Implement Extensive Changes To Russian Notary, Business Practices

By NNA Staff on June 19, 2012 - The Russian legislature — the State Duma — is expected to enact a sweeping business reform bill later this month, and one of its key provisions is a requirement for all real estate transactions to be processed by Notaries.

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Online Services Helping States Meet Demand For New Notaries

By David Thun on June 19, 2012 - Many states are now allowing Notaries to apply for commissions online in order to save time and money on processing.

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Sri Lanka Levies 3,900-Percent Increase In Notary Misconduct Fines

By NNA Staff on June 19, 2012 - The Sri Lankan Cabinet has approved an amendment to the Notaries Ordinance increasing the fine for misconduct 3,900 percent.

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States Moving To Make Loan Servicing Standards Permanent

By Michael Lewis on June 19, 2012 - The document-signing, notarization and other loan servicing standards implemented by the National Mortgage Settlement currently apply to only five major lenders and are set to expire in 2015. As a result, states are beginning to introduce measures to expand the reach of the terms and make them permanent.

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Staying Professional In Emotional Health Situations

By Carol Salter on June 19, 2012 - Emotion is not the first word that comes to mind when we think about the Notary process. However, it is something we need to be aware of and consider, especially in a healthcare setting.

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Supreme Court Judges Accused Of Campaign-Related Misconduct Involving Notaries

By Kelle Clarke on June 19, 2012 - The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has launched an investigation into three Supreme Court justices who allegedly used court employees to notarize their 2012 campaign paperwork.

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Survey Shows More Healthcare Professionals Turning To Social Media For Job Search

By NNA Staff on June 19, 2012 - More job-seeking healthcare professionals are turning to social media websites for job leads, networking opportunities, career-building activities, and to submit applications.

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The Challenge Of Matricula Consular Cards

By Daniel C. Lewis on June 19, 2012 - As a full-time Notary Signing Agent, I have been encountering assignments in recent months where the only ID the signer has is a Matricula Consular card. This has been particularly true for REO, or bank-owned, property sales. Because of the large inventory of bank-owned real estate in the current housing market, Notaries around the country may be having similar experiences.

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Tips For Dealing With Resistance In Elderly Signers

By NNA Staff on June 19, 2012 - There are steps every Notary can take to encourage the cooperation of an elderly signer and ensure that they are aware of the contents of the documents and willing to sign them.

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Hotline Tip: Should I Handwrite Or Type My Notary Certificates?

By NNA Staff on June 14, 2012 - Is it best to handwrite or to type in the wording on a Notary certificate?

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