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Best Practices

What Would You Do Answer: A Signer With No Hands

By Michael Lewis on February 05, 2015 - Here are the Notary community’s answers to last week’s Bulletin question: what would you do if a signer with no hands wants you to notarize a document?

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What Would You Do: A Signer With No Hands

By Michael Lewis on January 28, 2015 - Imagine it’s a busy day at work when a man walks in needing a jurat for an affidavit. The man needs to sign the document in front of you, but there’s one problem: He has no hands.

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WWYD: The Case Of The Unidentifiable Signer-Your Answers

By Kelle Clarke on November 14, 2014 - Last month, we posed the scenario of the Unidentifiable Signer, in which a nicely dressed woman provided an ID with a photo that didn’t bear much resemblance to the person in front of you. Our Facebook Community provided great answers,

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Handling Requests To Notarize Out-Of-State Documents

By Kelle Clarke on November 13, 2014 - Notaries know they are only authorized to notarize within the jurisdiction defined by your state. But what do you do if a signer needs to have an out-of-state document notarized?

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What To Do With Your Old Notary Journal

By Kelle Clarke on November 06, 2014 - For many Notaries, there’s a sense of accomplishment when you come to the end of a Notary journal. But what do you do with it once it's completed?

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What Would You Do: The Case Of The Unidentifiable Signer

By Kelle Clarke on October 30, 2014 - We ask Notaries for their solutions if a signer's identification doesn't match their appearance.

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Notary Solutions: Fixing A Bad Seal Impression

By Kelle Clarke on October 29, 2014 - Few things are more frustrating than getting through an otherwise flawless notarization, only to end up smudging your Notary seal impression to the point of illegibility. A Notary seal needs to be readable, so what do you do now?

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What Every Notary Needs To Know About Journals

By David Thun on October 16, 2014 - Answers to frequently asked questions about keeping a journal of notarial acts.

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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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