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I-9 Errors Can Prove Costly

By NNA Staff on June 21, 2011 - Filling out I-9 forms is a mandatory part of the hiring process, but failing to complete them properly can result in hefty fines.

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Notarizing Healthcare Powers Of Attorney

By NNA Staff on June 21, 2011 - Healthcare powers of attorney are critical documents for signers, and state rules vary greatly regarding how the document must be signed, witnessed or notarized.

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Q&A: Court Interpreters And Notarization

By NNA Staff on June 21, 2011 - 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.

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Q&A: Handling Improper Notarial Requests

By NNA Staff on June 21, 2011 - 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.

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Q&A: Interstate Healthcare Document Issues

By NNA Staff on June 21, 2011 - With national healthcare reform underway, questions are arising about the how healthcare documents and patient information will be shared between different states.

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Simple Precautions Will Keep You Stay Safe While On Mobile Assignments

By NNA Staff on June 21, 2011 - Traveling to the homes and offices of strangers is central to Notary Signing Agents services. The overwhelming majority of assignments go smoothly, but from time to time potentially dangerous situations arise.

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Spotting Signers Who May Suffer From Dementia

By NNA Staff on June 21, 2011 - 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.

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State-By-State Measures Increase Pressure On Lenders To Reform Their Foreclosure Practices

By NNA Staff on June 21, 2011 - Attorneys General in California, Utah, and Illinois have joined other states and federal regulators in taking more aggressive actions against banks and lenders involved in the foreclosure crisis.

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Federal Agencies Launch Unprecedented Nationwide Campaign Targeting Notario Publico Abuse

By NNA Staff on June 16, 2011 - The federal government has announced an unprecedented, multi-agency, nationwide initiative targeting immigration assistance scams and the unauthorized practice of law — often involving individuals falsely holding themselves out as Notarios Publicos.

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Arizona Law OKs The Use Of Interpreters To Speak For Signers

By NNA Staff on June 14, 2011 - Arizona has become the first state to enact a law that permits Notaries to communicate indirectly with a signer via a translator.

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