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Best Practices

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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Notary Journal Entries And Efficiency Stamps

By John Jacobson on November 13, 2019 - Entering a detailed Notary journal entry can be time-consuming. An efficiency stamp with pre-printed wording may help you save time.

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Should Notaries Accept Tips And Gratuities?

By David Thun on November 13, 2019 - Can Notaries accept tips for their services? Here are some guidelines to help you.

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Loose Notary Seals Sink Deals

By Michael Closen on November 04, 2019 - Notary law expert Michael Closen explains how leaving a Notary seal unguarded leads to financial loss and lawsuits.

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What Would You Do: The Case Of The Cat-Head Signature

By David Thun on October 17, 2019 - What would you do if a signer's ID shows three pictures of cat heads instead of a written signature? We invite Notaries to share their solutions.

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3 Misconceptions About Notary Journals

By David Thun on October 10, 2019 - When keeping a Notary journal, make sure you avoid these 3 common misconceptions.

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