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Early Bird Conference Registration Closing Soon

By NNA Staff on January 31, 2013 - We know you don’t want to miss out on the “Early Bird” special discount registration for the NNA 2013 Conference in Austin, Texas, but that discount ends in just a few hours — midnight, January 31.

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Hotline Tip: How Much Information Do I Record In My Journal?

By NNA Staff on January 31, 2013 - How much of the signer’s identification information should I record in my notarial journal?

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Law Firms Closed, Sanctioned Over Robo-Signing Abuses

By Kelle Clarke on January 31, 2013 - Law firms heavily involved in the “robo-signing” crisis of recent years are continuing to be held accountable for their actions, with a major Florida foreclosure firm closing its doors and a Maryland attorney facing severe sanctions.

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Proposed Law Could Prohibit Candidates From Notarizing Election-Related Documents

By Kelle Clarke on January 31, 2013 - Some states, like South Dakota, are currently working to clamp down on notarization issues by proposing changes that would limit a candidate’s notarial abilities, and prohibit state officials from advising or assisting candidates.

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ABA President Warns Young Immigrants Against Notarios

By NNA Staff on January 25, 2013 - The American Bar Association’s (ABA) top official recently issued a warning about “Notarios” who may try to take advantage of young immigrants following the launch of the federal government’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which allows certain undocumented residents brought to the U.S. as children to avoid deportation.

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Don't Leave Sensitive Tools Like Smartphones And Journals In Your Car While On The Job

By NNA Staff on January 25, 2013 - Notaries working at hospitals and doctor’s offices also need to be careful not to leave important work tools in their vehicles during the day, as thieves target parked vehicles at healthcare facilities, looking for valuable medical items to steal.

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Establishing Loyalty And Trust Leads To Business Growth

By NNA Staff on January 25, 2013 - Andrew Sobel, a nationally renowned business consultant and author on the subject of client loyalty, stresses the importance of loyalty and trust in a business relationship.

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Housing Market Looking Up In 2013

By NNA Staff on January 25, 2013 - Recent economic forecasts point to an expanding economy and increased business for lenders, loan servicers and signing agents. Freddie Mac’s outlook for 2013 projects that long-term mortgage rates will remain near record lows for the first half of the year, before rising slightly in the second half.

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Prediction: Paperless Mortgages To Increase

By NNA Staff on January 25, 2013 - Notaries may soon see a rise in paperless mortgages, driven by changing industry standards and new regulations, according to a recent article in the American Banker.

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Superstorm Sandy Doesn't Slow Down Healthcare Employment

By NNA Staff on January 25, 2013 - Despite the massive damage Superstorm Sandy caused on the East Coast, it didn’t stop healthcare employment from increasing by 20,000 jobs nationwide in November 2012.

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