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Four FAQs From Notaries About Powers Of Attorney

By David Thun on September 25, 2014 - Here are answers to four of the most common questions Notaries ask when notarizing signatures involving powers of attorney.

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Five Tips For Dealing With Difficult Signers

By Kelle Clarke on September 18, 2014 - Here are a few helpful tips from experts and experienced Notaries to help you defuse signers who are emotional, angry or downright difficult.

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Three Questions For Notaries To Ask When Dealing With Foreign-Language Issues

By Dave Thun on September 11, 2014 - Notarizing a document written in a foreign language can be challenging. Find out what questions you should be asking before agreeing to the notarization.

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What If The Name On An ID Doesn’t Match The Name On The Document?

By David Thun on September 04, 2014 - Sometimes the name on a signer’s identification doesn’t exactly match the name on the document being signed. If you encounter a name discrepancy between an ID and a name on a document, here are some options.

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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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