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Best Practices

A Mobile Notary Must: Picking The Right Cell Phone Plan

By Kathleen Doheny on July 23, 2015 - Smartphones are critical for the business success of mobile Notaries. But the key to that success is getting the right data plan.

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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 while protecting Notaries from claims of wrongdoing. However, the threat of identity theft has made privacy a major issue, prompting the Notary community to take a closer look at the practice.

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

By Kelle Clarke on July 23, 2015 - WWYD if you received a request to notarize a non-English document? Get advice from our experienced Notary community.

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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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What Would You Do: Answers To The Case Of The Prisoner’s Signature

By Kelle Clarke on June 17, 2015 - Get advice from our experienced Notary community about how to notarize for a signer who is in jail.

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Notary Basics: Determining A Signer’s Awareness

By Kelle Clarke on June 11, 2015 - It is important for Notaries to determine a signer’s mental awareness before performing a notarization. Learn how to assess your signer’s awareness.

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What Would You Do: The Case Of The Prisoner’s Signature

By Kelle Clarke on June 10, 2015 - What would you do if asked to notarize a prisoner’s signature? Provide your feedback and learn what the National Notary recommends when a signer is in jail.

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Notary Basics: Determining A Signer’s Willingness

By Kelle Clarke on June 03, 2015 - One of the Notary’s primary responsibilities is to determine a person’s willingness to sign. Learn how to make the proper judgment with these tips.

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