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Notary Bulletin

eNotarization Growing With New State Initiatives

Electronic notarization and eSignatures have been catching the attention of lawmakers in 2014. Here is a list of new eNotarization laws and programs enacted in the past seven months.

Certified Signing Specialist Code of Conduct: Guiding Principle 5

Guiding Principle 5 of the Certified Signing Specialist Code of Conduct reads: “The Certified Signing Specialist will not perform an illegal, deceptive or harmful act in connection with a signing assignment and will report any suspicious activity to the closing agent handling the transaction.”

HAMP, HARP Mortgage Assistance Programs Extended Through 2016

Financially strapped homeowners in need of mortgage relief are getting more time to take advantage of the federal government’s HAMP and HARP initiatives. U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew recently announced that both programs are being extended for a second time — until December 31, 2016.

Veterans Counselor Pursues Notary Commission To Better Serve His Community

Most people who attended NNA 2014 Conference in Phoenix, Arizona, were looking for ways to advance their careers. But veteran Mike Tillotson came in the hopes of finding a new way to help homeless and needy veterans by taking advantage of the complimentary one-day Conference pass for veterans, sponsored by the National Notary Foundation.

Military Connection: Dedicated To Helping Veterans

When service members transition into civilian life, they face the daunting task of starting their lives anew. Veterans are often left with many more questions than answers when it comes to finding employment. One of the resources available to vets is, which serves the military community by providing resources and information that help them succeed.