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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 to 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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2015 Refinance Activity Good News for Notary Signing Agents

By Michael Lewis on January 21, 2015 - A significant drop in mortgage interest rates has helped jumpstart refinance activity, which should mean more business for Notary signing agents in the coming months.

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Notary Of Over 30 Years Offers Five Tips For Long-Term Success

By Kelle Clarke on January 21, 2015 - Throughout his 30-plus years as a Notary, Herbert Guinup has seen booms and busts, industry shifts, and more changes than he can count. Along the way he has picked up several tried-and-true strategies to ensure his career longevity.

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What Businesses Need To Know About The New CA Notary Wording

By David Thun on January 21, 2015 - With California’s Notary certificate changes taking effect earlier this month, businesses are asking how the new law will affect their documents. Here are answers to three common questions from businesses.

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Can I Notarize An Incomplete Document?

By NNA Staff on January 15, 2015 - I have been asked to have a client sign a document in which none of the blanks have been completed. Is this legal? Or ethical?

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Notary Training Providers Worth Checking Out

By David Thun on January 15, 2015 - To help you navigate the Notary training and education waters, below is an overview of some providers.

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