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Home Equity Loans Make A Comeback

After declining for the past six years, Home Equity Loan (HELOC) originations rose 30 percent to almost $80 billion in 2012, the highest level since the start of the housing meltdown in 2008

Palmprints And Photos: ID Security Or Invasion Of Privacy?

With more people seeking healthcare services using false names and identities, hospitals are adding security features to verify patient identity, including palm print readers and photographing patients. While some observers see this as a necessary safeguard, others fear it’s a violation of patient privacy.

Q&A: E-Mail Tips For Legal Professionals

For legal professionals, courtesy and respect for a client’s privacy are essential practices in the office — and that doesn’t just apply to paper documents and oral communication. Etiquette and good judgment are also essential for e-mail communication. The Legal Professionals Section spoke with Dmitri Leonov, Vice President of Growth for the e-mail service company SaneBox in Los Angeles, California, to discuss important e-mail practices for Notaries working in the legal field.

The wrong reasons to refuse a notarization

The wrong reasons to refuse a notarization

One of the toughest situations you can face is being asked to notarize a document in support of something that goes against your beliefs.

Tips For NSAs In The Aftermath Of Natural Disasters

Superstorm Sandy has caused severe damage across large areas of the East Coast, and Notary Signing Agents there may be dealing with problems caused by the storm for the foreseeable future. Here are some tips and suggestions for handling some of the more common issues.

Quiz: High-Pressure Situations

Quiz: High-Pressure Situations

Notaries run into pressure all the time when notarizing — and a lot of time the pressure comes from a boss or even signers themselves. When under pressure, it’s important to keep your cool and make sure to follow state law and proper ethical practices. Take our quiz and see how you do in the following high-pressure situations.