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South Carolina Proposes Major Statute Revamp Based On The Model Notary Act; Increased Maximum Fees For Notarial Acts

By David Thun on April 11, 2012 - A bill based on the NNA’s Model Notary Act has been introduced in the South Carolina Senate seeking to strengthen and expand the state’s statutes, and provide clear rules and procedures for its 135,000 Notaries Public.

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Hotline Tip: Do I Need To Include My Employer's Information On My Notary Application?

By NNA Staff on April 11, 2012 - On my Notary application, am I required to include my employer’s information if I plan on using my commission both at work and outside of work?

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International Section Advisor: Todd Kocourek

By David Thun on April 11, 2012 - A Founding Trustee of the National Association of Civil Law Notaries (NACLN), attorney Todd Kocourek was instrumental in developing the Civil Law Notary system in Florida to help resolve issues with documents sent between Florida and foreign countries.

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NNA Conference 2012 Panel To Feature Notary Regulating Officials; Focus On Liability Prevention

By NNA Staff on April 11, 2012 - The NNA has added an important new panel to its Conference 2012 agenda featuring some of the nation’s top Notary regulating officials who will discuss new state laws impacting Notaries, and ways to ensure statutory compliance to protect them against legal claims.

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CA Consumer Alert Warns Of Document Fraud, Advocates Journal Thumbprint As Security Measure

By Kelle Clarke on April 04, 2012 - The California Department of Real Estate recently issued a consumer alert informing the public on what to do should they become a victim of forgery or fraud, citing proper notarization as a key element in fraud prevention.

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From The CEO: The Notary Bulletin Now Available To All Notaries Nationwide

By NNA Staff on April 04, 2012 - Starting today, you will no longer need to log in to your “My NNA Profile” to access the news, analysis, tips, educational materials, quizzes, law updates and other valuable content that the Notary Bulletin provides.

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Hotline Tip: Notarizing For A Three-Year-Old?

By NNA Staff on April 04, 2012 - I’ve been asked to notarize a copy certification by document custodian, but the passport holder is only three years old. Who should sign in this case?

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NC County Recorder Sues Banks, Loan Servicers To Fix 'Robo-Signed' Documents

By Michael Lewis on April 04, 2012 - In a major effort to protect homeowners and solidify the integrity of property records, the Guilford County (North Carolina) Register of Deeds has filed a lawsuit against 26 mortgage lenders and loan servicers to force them to correct thousands of improperly signed and notarized documents filed with his office.

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Three Secretaries Of State To Address Major Issues During Conference 2012 Keynote Panel

By NNA Staff on April 04, 2012 - Three distinguished Secretaries of State who are at the forefront of developments transforming the American Notary office will convene a special Keynote Panel at the NNA’s 34th Annual Conference this June — an important presentation for Notaries everywhere and major highlight for Conference attendees.

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How To Notarize For A Visually Impaired Signer

By NNA Staff on April 03, 2012 - It is not uncommon to encounter a patient who needs a notarization but is visually impaired in some way and cannot read the document being notarized. Here are some guidelines on how to proceed in such situations.

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