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Best Practices

Tips For Renewing Your Notary Commission

By David Thun on February 20, 2019 - Every state's rules for renewing a Notary commission are different. These tips will help you make sure your renewal goes smoothly with no problems.

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3 Risky Questions Signers Ask Notaries — And How To Answer Them

By David Thun on February 14, 2019 - Going beyond your duties as a Notary can lead to serious trouble — including giving the wrong answers when signers ask these 3 risky questions.

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What Notaries Need To Know About Name And Address Changes

By David Thun on January 24, 2019 - If you need to update your name or address on your Notary commission, be aware of these important tips.

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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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