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Hotline Tip: Can I Notarize A Document In Which I'm Mentioned?

By NNA Staff on July 20, 2011 - I’ve been asked to notarize a document that includes myself on a list of people being authorized as representatives of the signer. Can I perform this notarization, or should I get a Notary who is not mentioned in the document to perform it?

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New NNA Web Page Offers Tips To Reduce Risk Of Lawsuits

By NNA Staff on July 20, 2011 - To help Notaries better protect themselves and reduce the risk of liability, the NNA has created a Web page offering tips and advice on how to prevent lawsuits.

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Oklahoma And The Northern Marianas Join States In Saying 'No' To Webcam Notarizations

By NNA Staff on July 20, 2011 - Oklahoma and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands have become the most recent state and U.S. territory to announce that webcam notarizations are unacceptable.

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NNA Launches 'Notary Knowledge' Public Awareness Campaign

By NNA Staff on July 13, 2011 - The National Notary Association has announced the launch of its Notary Knowledge public awareness campaign designed to educate the public on what Notaries do.

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Do I Have To Record Work-Related Notarizations?

By NNA Staff on July 12, 2011 - My employer requires me to be a Notary as part of my job. I record notarizations I perform outside the job, but do I need to document every signature of my employer for work-related notarizations?

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Florida Notaries In Hot Water For Violating Personal Appearance Requirement

By NNA Staff on July 12, 2011 - Two Florida Notaries accused of improperly notarizing 30 quitclaim deeds for a known business contact.

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Nevada Customer Alert Affirms Online Webcam Notarizations Are Not Permitted in the State

By NNA Staff on July 12, 2011 - Nevada has become the latest state to announce that online webcam notarizations are unacceptable.

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Wisconsin Notaries Now Regulated By New State Agency

By NNA Staff on July 12, 2011 - Wisconsin’s Notaries are now under the authority of the state Department of Financial Institutions (DFI), which has taken over the administration of new and renewing Notary commission applications from the Secretary of State.

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Hotline Tip: Should I Require An Oath-Taker To Sign My Journal?

By NNA Staff on July 05, 2011 - Do affiants have to sign the journal when taking an oath, even if they aren’t presenting documents for notarization?

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Philadelphia Notaries Lose Commissions For Notarizing Election Forms When Signers Weren't Present

By NNA Staff on July 05, 2011 - Failing to require a signer’s personal appearance during a notarization is a serious mistake with grave consequences — as two Philadelphia Notaries found out after improperly notarizing election documents without the signers present.

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