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Registration Now Open For NNA 2013 Conference

By David Thun on November 15, 2012 - Get ready for next summer’s Notary Event Of The Year — registration is now open for the NNA 2013 Conference June 2-5 in Austin, Texas.

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Voters Support Notary Advocates In November Elections

By David Thun on November 15, 2012 - Two longtime supporters of notarial best practices — Montana Secretary of State Linda McCulloch and North Carolina Secretary of State Elaine Marshall — were chosen by voters to continue serving as their states’ top Notary-regulating officials in the November 2012 elections.

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The Top 5 Apps Mobile Notaries Can't Live Without

By Moses Keshishian on November 13, 2012 - The National Notary magazine reached out to Notaries across the country and posed the question via our social media channels to find out what apps you couldn’t live without.

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Hotline Tip: Can My Attorney-Employer Serve As A Subscribing Witness?

By NNA Staff on November 08, 2012 - My employer recently asked me to notarize several documents for a client who is competent, but unable to sign her documents. My boss, who is an attorney, has informed me that it is legal for the client's husband to sign for her as long as it is with her express permission, which he has. Nothing in the documents I’ve been asked to notarize expressly states that it is the husband that signed for his wife. Furthermore, I did not witness the actual signing. The attorney swears that he witnessed the signing and will act as a subscribing witness. Given the situation, is this a notarization I am authorized to perform?

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Quiz: Notarizing For Relatives

By David Thun on November 08, 2012 - November is a month for enjoying time with family and friends — but when it comes to notarizing for relations, it’s not always clear what is or isn’t acceptable. Test your knowledge of best practices when asked to notarize for family members.

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Temporary Fee Reduction for Some Online Commission Applications

By NNA Staff on November 08, 2012 - Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler has announced that as of November 1, 2012 the online application fee for Colorado Notaries dropped from $10 to $1.

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Tips To Help Weather The Aftermath Of Superstorm Sandy

By David Thun on November 08, 2012 - Here are some tips and suggestions for handling some of the more common Notary issues.

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Congressional Committee Wants To Stop Use Of Social Security Numbers For Medicare ID

By NNA Staff on November 02, 2012 - In an effort to protect elderly medical patients from identity theft, members of Congress are calling for a halt to the use of a Social Security number as an ID number on Medicare cards.

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Foreign Investment In U.S. Real Estate Rises Sharply In 2012

By Michael Lewis on November 02, 2012 - The National Association of Realtors reports a significant increase in the number of foreigners purchasing American homes, with Canadians, Chinese and Mexican home purchasers now comprising the top three international investors in U.S. real estate.

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Guest Column: May Someone With Dementia Sign A Will?

By Mark Miller on November 02, 2012 - If you or a loved one has dementia, it may not be too late to sign a will or other documents, but certain criteria must be met to ensure that the signer is mentally competent.

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