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Notary Bulletin

April 2014

Hotline Tip: Should I Use My Old Journal Or My New Journal?

I currently own two Notary journals: the one I purchased when I reinstated my commission last year, and another that I had been using back in 2009. Should I continue using my new journal as I have been, or go back to my original journal?

CFPB Launching Pilot eClosing Program

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau last week announced that it was launching a pilot eClosing program for the mortgage industry.

Signing Services, Title Companies Recruiting Notary Signing Agents At NNA 2014

If you’ve been looking for a way to expand your Notary signing agent business, NNA 2014 is a one-stop networking opportunity. More than a dozen signing services and title companies will be on hand to meet and recruit Notaries for loan document assignments June 1-4 in Phoenix, Arizona.

Free Vet Training At NNA 2014 Gets Even Better With Valued Veterans Partnership

In addition to offering complimentary Notary training to military veterans at NNA 2014, the National Notary Association has partnered with Valued Veterans — an organization that connects veterans with Notary opportunities — to provide additional resources and job opportunities for the vets attending the event.

Hotline Tip: Am I Ready To Get Started?

I will be working as an independent contractor dealing primarily with real estate transactions. Is there anything else I need to do before I can start accepting assignments?

WWYD Answer: The Case Of The Racial Slur

Last week, we posed a scenario, The Case Of The Racial Slur, about a customer who made offensive racial insults targeting another customer wearing a hijab, a traditional Muslim garment. The question, given the man’s outrageous behavior, was: Do you hold your tongue and perform the notarization, or would you refuse it?