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Best Practices

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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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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