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Notary Bulletin

Personal Appearance In A Digital World

At a time when the world does $10 trillion worth of business a year over the Internet, some are attempting to redefine what, for centuries, has been the bedrock of notarization — the personal appearance of the signer before a Notary.

Wisconsin Says No To Online Notarizations

Wisconsin has become the latest state to announce that online webcam notarizations are invalid and illegal, according to a formal statement by Wisconsin Secretary of State Doug La Follette.

Montana Governor Upholds 'Strong Protection' Of Notarial Journals

Citing the consumer protections and evidentiary value provided by records of notarizations, Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer vetoed a bill that would have repealed the state’s two-year-old law requiring Notaries to keep a journal of their official acts.

Hotline Tip: What Is An Attorney In Fact?

An attorney in fact is a person authorized to sign documents on someone else’s behalf, but is not necessarily a practicing lawyer. It can mean any person who has been empowered to sign documents for another individual.

Conference 2011 Adding To List Of VIP Attendees

Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler has become the latest dignitary in a growing list of influential national political leaders and experts who will address the nation’s Notaries at the 33rd National Notary Association in Las Vegas May 23-26.