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Best Practices

3 Tips For Notarizing Travel Documents For Minors

By David Thun on April 23, 2015 - Summer travel season is just around the corner. Notaries should keep 3 things in mind when asked to notarize permission forms for children traveling abroad.

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‘Religious Freedom’ Laws And Notary Impartiality: What Do You Think?

By Michael Lewis on April 16, 2015 - Laws regarding a business’s right to refuse service based on religious beliefs has sparked debate. How do you balance your beliefs and your job as a Notary?

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When And How To Use A Loose Certificate

By Kelle Clarke on April 15, 2015 - Notaries must complete a notarial certificate to show evidence of each act. Learn when a loose certificate is necessary and how to properly use it.

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5 Steps To A Proper Notarization

By Michael Lewis on April 09, 2015 - Notaries are often left to their own devices when trying to understand how to perform a proper notarization. Here are 5 steps to help you perform notarizations.

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Ensuring Successful Notarizations For Hospital And Rehab Patients

By Laura Biewer on April 01, 2015 - Notarizing documents for clients in hospitals can be a good way to earn additional income. But it’s important to be aware of these signing challenges.

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3 Important Tips About Your Notary Journal Records

By David Thun on March 25, 2015 - When a Notary is asked for copies or an inspection of his journal, it is important to take the right steps in ensuring privacy while operating within the law.

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What Would You Do? Answers To The Case Of The Transgender Signer

By Kelle Clarke on March 25, 2015 - Properly identifying signers is the Notary’s most important responsibility, but it can be challenging. Find out what to do in the case of a transgender signer.

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What Would You Do? The Case Of The Transgender Signer

By Kelle Clarke on March 19, 2015 - What should a Notary do when asked to notarize a signature for a transgender signer? The National Notary Association wants to know what you think.

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Beyond The Basics: Disqualifying Interest

By David Thun on March 11, 2015 - Disqualifying interest is when a Notary has a relationship to the signer that might inappropriately influence his or her conduct when completing the notarial act.

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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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