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Notary Bulletin

I-9 Errors Can Prove Costly

Filling out I-9 forms is a mandatory part of the hiring process, but failing to complete them properly can result in hefty fines.

Notarizing Healthcare Powers Of Attorney

Healthcare powers of attorney are critical documents for signers, and state rules vary greatly regarding how the document must be signed, witnessed or notarized.

Q&A: Court Interpreters And Notarization

Court interpreters play an important role in cases when a person giving testimony cannot speak English. The Legal Professionals Section spoke with Franklyn Salimbene, a senior lecturer in law at Bentley University in Waltham, Massachusetts, and the former director of Bentley’s legal and medical interpreter program, about the duties of court interpreters and how they are very similar to, but separate, from Notaries.

Q&A: Handling Improper Notarial Requests

The Financial & Corporate Services Section spoke with Professor Paul Fiorelli, Director of the Cintas Institute for Business Ethics and Professor of Legal Studies at Xavier University, and also a Notary, about how Notaries might respond when confronted with improper notarial requests.

Q&A: Interstate Healthcare Document Issues

With national healthcare reform underway, questions are arising about the how healthcare documents and patient information will be shared between different states.

Spotting Signers Who May Suffer From Dementia

Notaries working in healthcare or senior living facilities often interact with patients suffering from dementia — a malady that diminishes a person’s ability to sign and understand documents. To ensure your notarizations are sound, it’s important to understand the effects this condition could have on your signers.