Notary Bulletin Hotline Tip: Attorney-Notaries Notarizing For Their Clients By NNA Staff on July 20, 2009 in Hotline Tips In some states, attorney-Notaries have the so-called "privilege" of notarizing for clients without their legal fees -- which generally are far greater than what can charged for a notarization -- being regarded as a disqualifying, beneficial interest. But it's probably not the best idea. The essential role of a Notary is to protect everyone's best interest by serving as an impartial, third party witness. Attorneys are paid to be advocates for their clients, a role that violates notarial impartiality. That's why it is always best and safest for lawyers to have another Notary notarize documents for their clients, regardless of what state law says. Email Share 2 Comments Add your commentEd Bolles10 Sep 2015Hi, My Ex Wife has an attorney, utilized in trying to take my children 3000 miles away, and of whom has notarized her own motions. I their something that can be done?National Notary Association14 Sep 2015Hello. We're sorry, but we cannot provide legal advice regarding child custody disputes. You would need to contact an attorney for assistance. Leave a Comment Required * Name * Email *(for verfication purposes only) Comment * Enter the text shown in this image *(text is case sensitive)All comments are reviewed and if approved, will display.