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Best Practices

4 Things To Know About Using Your Notary Seal And Journal At The Office

By David Thun on December 08, 2016 - When you’re at the office, you always do what your boss tells you to do, right? Not when it comes to Notary tools. Here are 4 points Notaries and employers need to know about seals and journals in the workplace.

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How To Notarize If A Signer Can’t Be Present

By David Thun on November 30, 2016 - There are rare situations when a person needs a notarization, but cannot appear before the Notary. Some states permit the signer to sign the document in front of a witness instead. Here’s what you need to know about this option.

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NNA Hotline: When To Say 'Sorry Boss, No Can Do'

By NNA Staff on November 18, 2016 - Saying “no” because your boss is asking for an improper or illegal notarization is not easy. The NNA’s Hotline Counselors share advice for common workplace issues.

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Questions To Ask When Notarizing Unusual Government Forms

By David Thun on November 16, 2016 - Notaries are sometimes asked to perform unusual procedures for government documents. Ask these questions before proceeding with one of these tricky forms.

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What Would You Do Answers: The Case Of The Hard-Drinking Signer

By David Thun on November 10, 2016 - Last week, we shared a notarizaton in which a Notary encountered a signer drinking alcohol and showing signs of intoxication. Here's how Notaries said they would do in this situation.

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What Would You Do: The Case of the Hard-Drinking Signer

By David Thun on November 02, 2016 - How would you handle a signer who became intoxicated during a notarization? Tell us what you think is the best response.

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How To Complete A Jurat

By Cindy Medrano on October 27, 2016 - Learn how to properly complete a jurat — a notarization where the signer swears or affirms that the contents of a document are true.

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A Notary’s Guide To California’s Rules For Immigration Consultants

By David Thun on October 24, 2016 - California places specific limits and restrictions on Notaries who also are immigration consultants. This post addresses those issues, including how much they can charge; how they may advertise (and if/when they can advertise); and any other pertinent issues.

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How To Complete An Acknowledgment

By Cindy Medrano on October 20, 2016 - An acknowledgment is one of the most common types of notarial acts, and still, it often confuses many Notaries, new or experienced. Here are five steps to performing an acknowledgment correctly.

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What Would You Do Answers: When Your Signer Dies

By Michael Lewis on October 06, 2016 - We asked what a Notary should do if an ill signer dies before the certificate can be completed. Our Notary community offered many thoughtful responses.

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