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December 2011

Celebrating The 2008 Notary Of The Year: Liz Adams

Celebrating The 2008 Notary Of The Year: Liz Adams

As the deadline nears for 2012 Notary of the Year nominations on December 30, the NNA takes a final look back at a past distinguished NOTY recipient. This week’s profile features 2008 Notary of the Year Liz Adams.

Federal Bill Would Let Post Office Compete For Notary Services

Retail businesses that offer Notary services could soon face some stiff competition if a measure pending before Congress is passed giving the U.S. Postal Service authority to offer customers a wide range of services.

Job Opportunities For Paralegals Increasing

Notaries who also work as paralegals and legal assistants have good prospects in the job market during the next six years according to the Department of Labor, which reports that legal professionals are being hired in greater numbers by law firms and many other businesses.

Notarizing For Clients Using Different Languages

As with Notaries in any work environment, Notaries working for law firms may be asked to notarize documents for persons who don’t speak or write English. In all such cases, adherence to the following best practice guidelines will ensure notarizations are performed properly and all parties are protected from fraud and miscommunication.

Q&A: Protecting Personal Information

The Financial and Corporate Services Section spoke toMichael Gier, identity theft expert and host of the Web TV show ProtectYourself.tv about emerging trends in ID theft and how Notaries can play their part in combating fraud.

Q&A: Spotting And Preventing Healthcare ID Scams

The Healthcare Professionals Section spoke with Linda Webb, President of Contego Services Group, on how using simple techniques can help Notaries and other healthcare workers stop medical-related ID scams.

Second Wave Of Foreclosures Still To Come

A new wave of foreclosures is about to hit the housing market and it could well be greater than the surge of recent years, according to a report issued by the Center for Responsible Lending.

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