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New Law Update - Nebraska LB 398 Now In Effect

By NNA Staff on July 17, 2012 - LB 398 allows election commissioners to administer oaths and affirmations using the county seal.

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Avoid Being A Victim: Vetting Signing Companies

By Chrissey Ladd on July 13, 2012 - Unregulated signing companies prey on experienced signing agents and often assign work that may be illegal, without pay, or with payment delayed. They may even disappear altogether.

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Expert Tips For Landing A Job Using Social Media

By Moses Keshishian on July 13, 2012 - According to a recent Careerbuilder survey, 37% percent of employers now use social media platforms to screen potential job seekers — and that number is likely to rise. Implementing specific strategies using Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other platforms can help escalate your career search and broaden your professional opportunities.

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Guest Column: Personal Liability Of Notaries

By Michael Closen on July 13, 2012 - Many Notaries do not fully appreciate the extent of their personal legal liability in the event they commit notarial misconduct – whether in the form of negligence or intentional wrongdoing – which causes financial injury to some individual or entity. In this column, we will explore the subject of liability, including the topics of Notary surety bonds and Notary errors and omissions insurance.

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Networking 101: Be Selective, Strategic, And Systematic

By NNA Staff on July 13, 2012 - Networking isn’t just about meeting people, it’s about meeting the “right” people and being smart and selective about the networking process.

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Servicing Standards Expanding To Mortgage Closings

By NNA Staff on July 13, 2012 - Notary Signing Agents and others involved in the loan origination side of the mortgage industry can expect to see a greater emphasis placed on training, certification and professionalism as financial institutions and government regulators expand the scope of the National Mortgage Settlement.

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Three Questions To Help You Avoid Improper Notary Requests

By NNA Staff on July 13, 2012 - It isn’t easy to refuse a boss asking for an improper notarization — especially if your boss is an attorney, judge or other legal professional, and insists the Notary perform the act. Unfortunately, even highly trained legal professionals can make mistakes when it comes to Notary laws and ethical conduct. If someone wants you to perform a notarization and you are not sure whether it’s OK , asking yourself the following questions.

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Avoiding Privacy Breaches When You Notarize, And After

By NNA Staff on July 12, 2012 - Any Notary working in the healthcare field knows that private information about a signer and any medical conditions must be protected. But are you aware that you might be violating someone’s privacy just by discussing their notarization in casual conversation?

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Feds Dismantle Fake ID Crime Ring; Two Notaries Indicted

By Kelle Clarke on July 12, 2012 - Federal agents dismantled a major immigration fraud ring last week involving the selling of fake driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants.

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How To Handle Representative Signers

By NNA Staff on July 12, 2012 - If a patient is unable to sign documents due to a medical condition, a representative may be appointed through the court or a power of attorney document to sign documents on the patient’s behalf.

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