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Notary Bulletin

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

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.

Hotline Tip: How To Dipose Of An Obsolete Seal

If your status as a Notary changes, it may be necessary to destroy your seal of office so it cannot be used for fraudulent purposes. Here’s what to do.

Hotline Tip: What Is A Surety Bond?

A surety bond is a financial guarantee that a person who loses money because of a Notary’s misconduct will be reimbursed up to the bond’s limit.

January Poll Results: How You Handled A Questionable Request

Our January poll regarding questionable Notary requests resulted in more than 2,000 responses from across the nation, and 57 percent said when faced with uncertainty they sought guidance from trusted resources, such as their state agency or the membership Notary Hotline.