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Best Practices

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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A Guide To Correcting Notary Certificates

By Michael Lewis on February 16, 2017 - A mistake on a Notary certificate could potentially cause serious problems —rejection to a delayed transaction to legal consequences for the Notary, the signer or others. So how do you handle a mistake on a certificate?

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Notary Tip: Correcting Journal Entries

By Michael Lewis on February 08, 2017 - Your Notary journal is one of the most important tools of your office. But what happens if you make a mistake? How do you correct it?

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WWYD Answers: The Case Of The Signer With The Broken Wrist

By Michael Lewis on January 25, 2017 - Last week, we shared a situation where a signer's signature did not match his ID due to a broken wrist. Here's how our community said they would deal with the situation.

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Handling Tricky ID Situations When Notarizing At Work

By David Thun on January 19, 2017 - Here are helpful guidelines to navigating tricky ID situations when notarizing in the office.

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Notary Tip: How To Deal With Blank Spaces On Documents

By David Thun on January 19, 2017 - Many Notaries ask whether they can notarize a document if there are blank spaces in the main body of the document. Here are some helpful guidelines for these situations.

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What Would You Do: The Case Of The Signer With The Broken Wrist

By Michael Lewis on January 19, 2017 - A customer's signature does not match the signature on his ID due to his having a broken wrist. How would you handle this situation?

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4 Lawsuits, 4 Lessons In Notary Liability

By David Thun on January 04, 2017 - Every Notary’s nightmare is being named in a lawsuit. These four cases teach important lessons that can help you avoid serious legal trouble and expenses.

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What To Do With Full Notary Journals

By David Thun on December 20, 2016 - If you’ve been a Notary for several years, you may be wondering what to do with completed Notary journals you no longer use. Here are some important tips.

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A Guide To Notarizing For Family Members

By David Thun on December 14, 2016 - As a Notary, how do you stay impartial if the signer is your relative? Here are some helpful tips for handling notarization requests from family members.

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