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L.A. Recorder’s Office: CA Notary Certificate Violations Cause For Rejection

By Michael Lewis on February 06, 2015 - County recorders in CA are taking the state’s new certificate law seriously, rejecting outdated or misplaced wording on documents. Find out more from the NNA.

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Survey: Many California Notaries Seeing Incorrect Certificate Wording

By David Thun on February 05, 2015 - The NNA surveyed over 700 California Notaries regarding the 2015 Notary certificate law. Many signers and businesses are still unaware of recent changes.

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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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CA Driver’s Licenses And Immigrants: What Notaries Need To Know

By Michael Lewis on February 04, 2015 - California Notaries are wondering if they can accept the new driver’s licenses being issued to undocumented immigrants as ID. Get the facts from the NNA.

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How Do I Notarize For An Amish Signer With No ID?

By NNA Staff on February 04, 2015 - If you are asked to notarize the signature of an Amish signer with no ID, you may have to refer the signer to an attorney. Find out more in the NNA Bulletin.

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A Mobile Notary’s Story: Held Hostage At A Closing

By Amanda Doumanian Reeves on January 28, 2015 - As mobile Notaries, we meet many people and travel to a lot of different locations but, safety is always a prime concern. While most people are nice and cooperative, every so often we run into a crazy person.

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Can A Notary Demand That A Signer Surrender A Driver’s License?

By NNA Staff on January 28, 2015 - Is it against the law to ask a signer to surrender his or her driver’s license to a Notary Public?

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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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Answers To Questions About Illinois’ ‘Notarial Record’ Program

By David Thun on January 22, 2015 - The NNA Hotline has received a number of calls recently about a pilot program in Illinois requiring Notaries in the state to complete a “Notarial Record” when notarizing certain Cook County real estate documents. This guide will help Notaries in the Prairie State comply with this unusual requirement.

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Can I Notarize Using A Video Of A Signer?

By David Thun on January 22, 2015 - A customer recorded a video of her grandmother signing a document. Is showing me the video acceptable for a notarization?

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