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Four Answers That Will Help New Notaries Properly Complete Notarial Certificates

By David Thun on August 20, 2014 - Notaries who have been on the job for a year or less often encounter confusing scenarios with certificate wording. To help guide you through the process, the Notary Bulletin compiled answers for these commonly asked questions on the NNA Notary Hotline.

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I’m A New Notary. What Do I Do Now?

By Kelle Clarke on August 20, 2014 - You’ve finished your training, passed your state-mandated exam, and received your official Notary seal. You are an officially commissioned Notary Public. So…now what?

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Notarizing On The Job: What You And Your Boss Need To Know

By David Thun on August 06, 2014 - Many Notaries have full-time jobs and obtain their commissions as part of their job duties. Many employers have policies determining the circumstances under which their employees may perform notarizations in the workplace. If you are one of these Notaries, here are some important facts you need to know.

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Who May Ask To See A Notary Signing Agent's Journal Entries?

By David Thun on April 23, 2014 - Notary signing agents have a duty to protect the privacy of their customers — especially when someone asks to see the Notary’s journal entries.

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WWYD Answer: The Case Of The Racial Slur

By Kelle Clarke on April 23, 2014 - Last week, we posed a scenario, The Case Of The Racial Slur, about a customer who made offensive racial insults targeting another customer wearing a hijab, a traditional Muslim garment. The question, given the man’s outrageous behavior, was: Do you hold your tongue and perform the notarization, or would you refuse it?

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What Would You Do: The Case Of The Racial Slur

By Kelle Clarke on April 16, 2014 - A man mutters a racially offensive slur to a customer in your office, then requests your services. Do you hold your tongue and perform the notarization, or would you outright refuse it?

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How To Certify A Copy Of A Document

By David Thun on April 09, 2014 - Here are some important facts about copy certification all Notaries should know.

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Four Common Mistakes Notaries Must Avoid

By David Thun on April 02, 2014 - It’s crucial for Notaries to be on guard against careless errors. Mistakes on a notarized document can have serious consequences for signers, ranging from delays in filing legal papers to mortgage applications being rejected.

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Never Take Shortcuts When Notarizing Election Documents

By David Thun on March 19, 2014 - As states and towns start to get their ballots together for the 2014 political season, don’t forget that faulty notarizations on election documents often result in messy legal battles between political opponents.

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WWYD Answer: The Case Of The Crowded Journal

By David Thun on March 12, 2014 - Last week, we posed a scenario, The Case Of The Crowded Journal, about a California Notary who ran out of room to record entries in the middle of a notarization. The question was: Do you use your spouse’s journal, stop the notarizations or try to find another solution?

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