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Courts, Regulators Tightening The Reigns On Foreclosure Processes

The mortgage-servicing industry remains under considerable pressure from state attorneys general, federal regulators, lenders and judges to overhaul foreclosure proceedings with more order and due process, and to ensure that delinquent homeowners are treated fairly.

E-Discovery Sanctions Reach All-Time High

While electronic evidence and e-discovery remain relatively new areas for litigation, sanctions for negligent handling of electronic evidence have reached an all-time high since data began being considered in court in the 1970s.

Five Simple Ways To Market Your Notary Services

Five Simple Ways To Market Your Notary Services

Marketing campaigns can have a significant impact on your business endeavors, and help achieve results. But many entrepreneurs don’t have the resources to implement them.

Grappling With The Challenges Of Electronic Health Records

One of the most important developments affecting professionals in the healthcare industry is the growing use of electronic health records (EHRs). Gary C. David, associate professor of sociology at Bentley University in Waltham, Massachusetts recently discussed the impact they will have on the industry.

Lessons from Vancura: Liability Protection Is Essential

If there’s one key lesson Notaries everywhere can learn from the Vancura v. Katris case it’s that you must own your official duties and responsibilities bestowed upon you by your commission. There is no longer a “gray area” of liability shared with employers, signers or anyone else that Notaries can claim excuses negligence.

Patient Privacy And Journal Records

Strict privacy laws coupled with increasing medical identity theft mean that healthcare professionals today must take workplace privacy policies seriously. For healthcare Notaries, these policies need to address what information should be included in a journal.

Training Is The Foundation For Advancing Your Career

Whether you seek to expand your knowledge in your chosen vocation, or ensure you comply with Notary laws and best practices, training is essential to advancing your career. The Financial & Corporate Services Section spoke withCarolyn Barton, assistant vice president and Notary at Glacier Bank in Kalispell, Montana, about issues surrounding training.

Undermining Overbearing Relatives

What do you do if an elderly signer is being pressured to sign a document — like a power of attorney or an advance directive — by a child or other relative? These situations can be touchy, but there are key elements every healthcare Notary should assess before determining whether or not to proceed.

Freddie Mac Forecast: Housing Market Will Improve In 2011

Frank Nothaft, chief economist for Freddie Mac, recently released a optimistic forecast that envisions a gradual economic recovery this year, especially in the second half of 2011 when job creation picks up steam.

Conference Features For Notary Signing Agents

Conference Features For Notary Signing Agents

Notary Signing Agents face many uphill challenges in today’s home mortgage industry, and the NNA stands ready help them at Conference 2011 in Las Vegas.