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Do I have to be a lawyer to notarize a Power of Attorney document?

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Do I have to be an attorney or have an additional certification to notarize a Revocation of Durable Power of Attorney?H. W., Washington

No. You do not need to be an attorney or be additionally certified in order to notarize the principal’s signature on a Revocation of Durable Power of Attorney document in the state of Washington.

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Tamaray Anderson

14 Mar 2023

I just started doing IPEN signings. What program or app do you use for electronic journal entries. I would like to keep on my own personal computor not a web based storage. Thanks

National Notary Association

14 Mar 2023

Hello. To help us answer your question, can you please tell us what state you are commissioned in?

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