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Santa Monica Notaries Volunteer To Help People And Places In Need

By David Thun on May 21, 2014 - John F. Kennedy said “One person can make a difference and every person should try.” That quote inspired Notary Kelly Charpenet to first reach out to help the homeless in her community of Santa Monica, California.

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Hotline Tip: The Escrow Company Owes Me Money

By Kelle Clarke on May 14, 2014 - I performed two separate signings for which I was never paid. In both cases, the escrow company was paid by the title company; however, the escrow company has since filed Chapter 7 bankruptcy documents and is unable to pay me my fees. Is there any sort of recourse I can take in order to collect the fees owed to me?

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How Notaries Can Add 'Wedding Officiant' To Their List Of Services

By Kelle Clarke on May 14, 2014 - Currently, only Florida, South Carolina, Maine and Nevada authorize Notaries to perform weddings as part of their official duties. However, entrepreneurial Notaries in other states are finding innovative ways to add “wedding officiant” to their growing list of client services.

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Notary Safety: Four Tips For Protecting Yourself On The Road

By Kelle Clarke on May 14, 2014 - For mobile Notaries traveling to unfamiliar locations, meeting total strangers and driving long distances, keeping safe on the road and at the assignment is always a top priority. Here are a few tips to keep in mind.

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One Million Notaries: Why They Matter To The Mortgage Finance Industry

By Bill Anderson on May 14, 2014 - In our continued efforts to share Notary knowledge with the mortgage finance industry, National Mortgage Professional magazine recognized the importance of educating their readers about the role you play in the closing process.

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Tips For First-Time Attendees At NNA 2014

By David Thun on May 14, 2014 - NNA 2014 is right around the corner. If it’s your first time at an NNA Conference, consider these tips from past attendees about how to get the most out of the year’s biggest Notary event.

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Celebrating Notary Moms And Their Families

By Kelle Clarke on May 08, 2014 - Over the years, the National Notary Association has encountered more than a few Notary moms who share their unique careers with one or more of their offspring, and we wanted to celebrate them as we approach Mother’s Day next month. So we reached out to our Notary community to hear their stories of teamwork and companionship.

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Certified Signing Specialist Code Of Conduct: Guiding Principle 4

By Bill Anderson on May 07, 2014 - Guiding Principle 4 of the Certified Signing Specialist Code of Conduct reads: “The Certified Signing Specialist will not provide legal, personal, financial or other advice or services to the signer in connection with a signing assignment nor explain the terms of any closing document presented to the signer.”

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Hotline Tip: Can I Notarize A Document Describing A New Invention?

By Kelle Clarke on May 07, 2014 - A customer came in with a handwritten document stating that he had created a new product and containing a short, detailed description of the item he created. He asked to have the document notarized. Am I authorized to do so?

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Learn How To Transform Your Notary Business From NNA 2014's Keynote Speaker

By David Thun on May 07, 2014 - If you’re looking for ways to push your Notary business ahead of the competition in a tough market, Marcus Sheridan knows how to do it — and he’ll be sharing those techniques during his keynote speech June 2 at NNA 2014 in Phoenix.

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