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Guiding Principle V of The Notary Public Code of Professional Responsibility of 2020

By Bill Anderson on September 21, 2020 - Part 5 of this series examines the concept of "reasonable care" and what it means for Notaries.

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Guiding Principle IV of The Notary Public Code of Professional Responsibility of 2020

By Bill Anderson on August 05, 2020 - In part four of this series, we look at ethical standards for completing and attaching certificate wording for notarizations.

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Guiding Principle III Of The Notary Public Code Of Professional Responsibility Of 2020

By Bill Anderson on July 07, 2020 - In Part 3 of this series, we examine the importance of signers appearing and being identified by the Notary in the updated Notary Public Code of Professional Responsibility for 2020.

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4 Notary Lessons From The ‘Tiger King’ Will Dispute

By Michael Closen on June 30, 2020 - Netflix's true-crime documentary "Tiger King" is full of scandal and drama — along with a disputed will that shows the importance of Notary records.

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Guiding Principle II Of The Notary Public Code Of Professional Responsibility Of 2020

By Bill Anderson on March 13, 2020 - Part 2 of a series of articles examining the 2020 updates to The Notary Public Code Of Professional Responsibility.

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What Would You Do Answers: The Case Of The Confusing Foreign Document

By Michael Lewis on February 20, 2020 - Last week, we asked Notaries what they would do if a signer asked for a Japanese document to be notarized, then argued with an interpreter over its content. Here are your answers.

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What Would You Do: The Case Of The Confusing Foreign Document

By Michael Lewis on February 12, 2020 - What do you do if a signer wants a foreign language document notarized, but can't agree with an interpreter what it says? We invite our readers to offer suggestions.

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Guiding Principle I Of The Notary Public Code Of Professional Responsibility Of 2020

By Bill Anderson on February 11, 2020 - Part 1 of a series of articles examining the 2020 updates to The Notary Public Code Of Professional Responsibility.

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3 Court Cases Every Notary Should Know

By NNA Staff on December 05, 2019 - In this video, attorney and Notary Mike Phillips discusses 3 cases where a notarization went wrong and discusses how to avoid making similar errors.

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How To Impress Judges And Juries In A Notary Case

By Michael Closen on December 03, 2019 - Notary law expert and attorney Michael Closen shares five tips to help Notaries if they must defend their conduct in a court case.

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