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April 2012

Quiz: The Unauthorized Practice of Law

The duties of a Notary are strictly defined by law; and a Notary who makes a mistake and goes beyond those duties can be held liable for the unauthorized practice of law (UPL). But what actions are considered UPL? Take our quiz and find out how much you know about UPL and how to avoid it - the answers may surprise you.

Hotline Tip: Can I Notarize for Mexican Clients Using Consular IDs?

I’ve been asked to notarize documents for a couple from Mexico who only has their Matricula Consular cards for identification. They brought in friends to identify them, but they also have only the Matricula Consular cards, and I don’t know either party. What should I tell them?

Government Regulators To Expand 'Robo' Penalties, Reforms

As the terms of the National Mortgage Settlement begin to be implemented at the nation’s five largest mortgage servicers, federal and state regulators are looking to draw more companies into the settlement and levy fresh fines against a number of lenders.