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Best Practices

Notary Challenge: ‘Spot The Imposters’ In National ID Matching Study

By Michael Lewis on August 26, 2015 - Notaries across the nation are encouraged to participate in a face-matching research survey being conducted by researchers at LSU.

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‘Gray Areas’ That Often Confound Notaries

By NNA Staff on August 20, 2015 - Learn how to navigate some of the “gray” areas that often cause confusion for Notaries. Use these helpful tips from the NNA.

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WWYD: Answers To The Case Of The Anonymous Egg Donor

By Kelle Clarke on August 19, 2015 - Hear what the Notary community had to say about notarizing a document in which the signer wishes to make an anonymous egg donation.

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Avoid Common Notary Certificate Mistakes

By Kelle Clarke on August 05, 2015 - The smallest mistake on a notarial certificate can lead to major problems, such as rejection of the documents. Learn how to avoid common certificate errors.

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What Would You Do: The Case Of The Anonymous Egg Donor

By Kelle Clarke on August 05, 2015 - What would you do if someone asked you to notarize an egg donor contract containing only the donor’s first name to maintain anonymity?

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Notary Trends: Privacy Issues And Collecting Signer Thumbprints

By Kelle Clarke on July 23, 2015 - Collecting signer thumbprints has long been considered a way to safeguard against forgeries. But privacy concerns may affect how Notaries can collect this data.

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What Would You Do: Answer To The Case Of The Language Barrier

By Kelle Clarke on July 23, 2015 - Notaries from across the country offer their advice on notarizing documents that are in a foreign language. Find out what they said.

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What Would You Do: The Case Of The Language Barrier

By Kelle Clarke on July 15, 2015 - What would you do if asked to notarize a foreign-language document? Give us your feedback and learn what the National Notary community recommends.

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Notary Basics: Avoiding The Unauthorized Practice Of Law

By Kelle Clarke on July 08, 2015 - Sometimes Notaries mistakenly offer help beyond the scope of their responsibilities and provide legal advice. Avoid this unauthorized practice of law.

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Notarizing Documents From Other Countries

By David Thun on July 07, 2015 - Performing notarizations on documents going across international borders can be tricky. Learn more about the issues surrounding international notarizations.

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