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Notary Bulletin

Common Law Versus Civil Law Notaries

Most Notaries in the United States are common law ministerial officers with a strictly limited role very different from that of the attorney-like discretionary Notaries of civil law nations. But signers and the general public often misunderstand the differences — complicated by the fact that a handful of jurisdictions in the United States also commission civil law Notaries. In this article, the Legal Professionals Section compares the roles of common law and civil law Notaries.

Cuban Notary Offices Get Busy With First Home Sales In 53 Years

Cubans are increasingly seeking Notary and banking services after the government passed an economic reform law this month allowing them to legally buy and sell their homes for the first time since the communist regime came to power in 1959, according to Reuters news service.

FAQ: Administering Oaths And Affirmations

Oaths and affirmations are an important part of the legal profession, and it’s important that they are properly administered by Notaries who work in the field of law. Here are some important points Notaries should know about oaths and affirmations.

FAQ: Alzheimer's Disease And Notarization

Alzheimer’s Disease is a condition that can affect older healthcare patients and impair their ability to understand documents. Here are some facts about Alzheimer’s for Notaries working in the healthcare industry along with suggestions if a signer exhibits symptoms of Alzheimer’s during a notarization.

FTC's 'Three-D' Approach Helps Notaries, Consumers Battle Identity Theft

As experts in identity authentication, Notaries play a key frontline role within organizations in preventing identity theft. But skilled identity thieves continue to find new ways to target the financial sector, and the scams are becoming far more sophisticated in the digital age.

Housing Slump Expected To Continue Through 2012

Notary Signing Agents and other Notaries working in the housing industry should consider expanding their notarial service offerings in 2012 because a slow economy and the ongoing foreclosure difficulties will drive mortgage lending next year to its lowest point since 1997.

Q&A: Safeguarding Paper And Electronic Healthcare Data

The Healthcare Professionals Sectionspoke with Charla Prillaman, regional director with AAPC Physician Services, an organization providing document solution services for medical practices, to discuss how best to protect electronic and paper-based information.

State Officials Move To Fight Growing Business Identity Theft

A growing number of businesses are having their corporate identities stolen, and the consequences can be devastating, according to experts who spoke at a recent Forum held by the National Association of Secretaries of State.

Celebrating The 2011 Notary Of The Year: Chrissey Ladd

2011 Notary of the Year Chrissey Ladd uses her NNA membership to the fullest. In addition to educating co-workers and employers in the workplace, she uses NNA social media platforms, such as LinkedIn and Facebook, to educate and provide perspectives to the greater Notary community.