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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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How To Record Multiple Notary Journal Entries For A Single Assignment

By David Thun on December 14, 2016 - When it comes to recording multiple notarizations in your journal, how many entries are necessary? Are shortcuts permitted if you’re repeating information?

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

By David Thun on December 08, 2016 - You always do what your boss tells you to do, right? Not when it comes to Notary tools. Here’s what you 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 - Proofs of execution are one of the only times a document signer does not appear before a Notary to have their signature notarized, but there are restrictions.

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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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