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New Notary Book Highlights Best Practices


Closen-book-article-resized.jpgNotarizing a document may seem like a simple task, but completing it the right way can involve any number of challenges, questions and issues. A new book by one of the nation’s leading Notary law experts offers real-world guidance to help you perform thorough and sound notarizations by following the best standards of professional practice.

"Professor Closen’s Notary Best Practices: Expert’s Guide to Notarization of Documents" uses actual court cases to describe a wide range of best practices that help Notaries understand what to do, how to do it and why to do it. The intent of the book is to help Notaries perform their duties to a professional standard that best serves the parties involved in the transaction.

As a Professor of Law Emeritus at the John Marshall Law School, Michael Closen is a respected educator and one of the nation’s leading legal scholars on notarization. His legal career spans 4 decades, during which time he was a practicing attorney, a prosecutor in the Cook County, Illinois, State Attorney’s office as well as a law professor.

Closen has served as an expert witness in many Notary-related cases throughout the U.S. and also has been a Notary Public for more than 20 years. In addition, he served on the drafting committees for the 1998 Notary Public Code of Professional Responsibility, and several versions of the Model Notary Act. He was honored by the NNA with its March Fong Eu Achievement Award in 1998 and with its Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010.

Professor Closen will be speaking at NNA 2018 in Las Vegas, and his book will be available for purchase and autographs.

David Thun is an Associate Editor at the National Notary Association.

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Rosario Quiles

17 Jun 2018

How can one purchase the book and how much is it?

National Notary Association

18 Jun 2018

Hello. You can purchase the book from the NNA for $29 at this link: https://www.nationalnotary.org/closen-best-practices-guide.

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