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Best Practices

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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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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