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Notary Bulletin

The Notary's Role In Depositions

Depositions play an essential role in many legal proceedings and typically require the participation of an official who can administer oaths and affirmations, such as a Notary. But some states also permit Notaries expanded roles in the preparation of depositions. Before accepting any notarial request involving a deposition, however, it’s essential to make sure you have both the necessary skills and the legal authorization to proceed.

Thousands Of Mortgage Fraud Complaints Filed Against Attorneys

A “huge” number of mortgage fraud-related complaints are being filed against attorneys and law firms, according to the American Bar Association. And many of these complaints involved “loan modification” scams that actively try to recruit Notaries for illegal activities, a California State Bar spokesperson warned.

Foreclosure Report Gives Mixed Results, New State Takes Top Spot

Foreclosure activity nationwide showed a one-percent increase in August from the prior month, but has actually decreased a solid 15% from last August’s figures, according to the most recent report from online foreclosure tracking firm RealtyTrac.

Voter ID Law, Notarizations Put On Hold

A Pennsylvania judge has blocked the state's controversial voter-identification law from taking effect in time for the November election.