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What Would You Do Answers: The Case Of The Covered-Up Face

By Michael Lewis on May 17, 2017 - How would you handle a signer who won't uncover her face for religious reasons? Our Notaries share their answers.

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What Would You Do: The Case Of The Covered-Up Face

By Michael Lewis on May 11, 2017 - If a signer won't remove a head covering for religious reasons that prevents you from comparing her face to her ID, how would you handle it?

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Notary FAQ: Assessing A Signer’s Mental Capacity

By David Thun on May 04, 2017 - Do Notaries have a legal obligation to judge a signer's awareness and mental state? Attorney Mike Phillps, a presenter at NNA 2017, answers common questions about assessing a signer's capacity.

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A Notary’s Guide To Completing Journal Entries

By David Thun on April 26, 2017 - Most states either require or recommend that you keep a record of your notarizations. But how and when should you complete a journal entry? Here’s what you need to know.

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Need Help Spotting Phony IDs And Impostors? F.E.A.R. Is Your Friend

By David Thun on April 11, 2017 - If you’re worried someone may be trying to fool you with a fake ID, you can use a system adopted by many bartenders to spot counterfeits called “F.E.A.R.”

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What Would You Do Answers: The Case Of The Absent Signer

By Michael Lewis on April 11, 2017 - What would you do if a customer asked you to notarize his absent boss' signature while the boss is out of town? Here's our readers' answers and the NNA's recommendations.

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What Would You Do: The Case Of The Absent Signer

By Michael Lewis on April 05, 2017 - A client asks you to notarize an absent boss' signature, insisting that it's OK because he was there to witness the signing. How would you handle this?

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What Would You Do Answers: The Case Of The Missing Certificate

By Michael Lewis on March 15, 2017 - Last week we offered the scenario of an office worker who notarized their boss’ signature, and later discovered someone removed and replaced the certificate wording. Here's how our readers would deal with the situation.

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What Would You Do: The Case Of The Missing Notary Certificate

By Michael Lewis on March 09, 2017 - We ask our readers what they would do if they notarized a document and it was later returned to them with a different certificate attached.

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Can I Notarize A Birth Certificate That I Translated?

By NNA Staff on February 23, 2017 - A California Notary asks if its OK to perform a notarization on a birth certificate that she translated. The NNA Hotline Team responds.

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