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Best Practices

How Notaries Can Resolve A Signer's Name Discrepancies

By NNA Staff on January 15, 2019 - “What do I do if the signer’s name on the document doesn’t match the name on the ID?” is one of the most common questions Notaries ask. Here are suggestions to help you.

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Avoiding Conflicts Of Interest In The Workplace

By David Thun on January 02, 2019 - Most Notaries learn early on that notarizing their own signature is a conflict of interest. But what about notarizing on the job?

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Galloway v. Cinello: The Price Of Conflict Of Interest

By David Thun on January 02, 2019 - A Notary’s conflict of interest may seem harmless, but it can have messy legal consequences later — as a West Virginia attorney learned the hard way.

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Sample State Laws Addressing Professional Conflict Of Interest

By David Thun on January 02, 2019 - Some states directly address unusual professional conflict of interest situations for Notaries in their statutes. Here are a few notable examples.

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What Would You Do Answers: The Case Of The Teen With A Child's ID Photo

By David Thun on December 13, 2018 - Last week, we asked Notaries what they would do if a teenage signer presented an ID with a child's photo on it. Here's what our readers said.

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What Would You Do: The Case Of The Teen With A Child's ID Photo

By David Thun on December 06, 2018 - What would you do if a teenager asked you to notarize his signature, but the photo on his ID showed an 8-year-old child? We invite our readers to share their solutions.

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Requests And Documents That Freak Out Notaries

By David Thun on November 28, 2018 - Have you ever been asked to swear that you are a real Notary? Or affix your seal to a document with no notarization? Here are some tips to help deal with these and other problematic requests.

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3 Steps To Protect Yourself If Your Notary Seal Is Forged

By David Thun on November 14, 2018 - If someone forges your Notary seal and uses it for fraud, you can still be held liable and sued. But there are steps you can take to protect yourself.

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A Notary’s Guide To Different Kinds Of Signatures

By Michael Closen and Timothy Reiniger on November 13, 2018 - A signature can take many different forms. Attorneys Michael Closen and Timothy Reiniger take an in-depth look at the different types of signatures Notaries may encounter.

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What Would You Do Answers: The Case Of The Underage Fiancée

By David Thun on October 17, 2018 - Last week, we asked how you would handle a notarization request on a form allowing a teenager to marry a 30-year-old man. Here are your responses.

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