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Best Practices

Handling Certified Copies Of Public Records And Other Unusual Notary Requests

By David Thun on September 22, 2016 - Requests to notarize birth certificates, marriage certificates and other public records can cause problems for Notaries. Know these important facts first.

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10 Steps Notaries Can Take To Avoid Being Sued

By David Thun on September 01, 2016 - Careless mistakes are the most common reason Notaries get sued. Read our 10 suggestions that can help Notaries avoid mistakes leading to costly lawsuits

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What Would You Do Answers: The Case Of The Confused Father

By David Thun on August 24, 2016 - We asked what you would do if a friend asked you to notarize for her father, who has early stage Alzheimer’s. Here is how the Notary community responded.

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Take Extra Care When Performing High-Risk Notarizations

By Bill Anderson on August 04, 2016 - Some transactions carry a higher risk of liability than others. This video looks at high-risk notarizations and provides helpful tips for notarizing them.

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A Guide To Notarizing For Prison Inmates

By NNA Staff on July 27, 2016 - Notarizing for a signer at a correctional facility poses challenges. Here are some important things you need to know before notarizing for a signer in prison.

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3 FAQs About Notarizing For ‘Representative Signers’

By David Thun on July 21, 2016 - Notaries handle requests from people signing documents as representatives of a company or another person. Here are 3 things to know when handling these notarizations.

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What Would You Do Answers: When A Signer Says She Didn’t Want To Sign

By NNA Staff on June 22, 2016 - We asked Notaries what they would do if an elderly signer told them she didn’t want to sign but felt pressured. Here is what they said.

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What Would You Do: When A Signer Says She Didn’t Want To Sign?

By Michael Lewis on June 15, 2016 - What would you do if an elderly signer told you she signed against her will after a notarization?

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What Would You Do Answers: The Case Of The Child Servant

By Michael Lewis on May 11, 2016 - Notaries weigh in on what to do if asked to notarize a document allowing the signer to purchase a child servant. Get answers in the NNA bulletin!

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Protect Yourself: How To Check An ID

By Bill Anderson on May 05, 2016 - A Notary’s most important responsibility is to help prevent forgeries. That starts with verifying the identity of signers, using these practical tips.

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