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Ordinary Notaries Making An Extraordinary Difference

By David Thun on April 15, 2019 - Some people think Notaries just stamp and sign documents. They're wrong. Learn more about Notaries who have made an extraordinary difference in people's lives.

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Duping Notaries: The Tricks Fraudsters Use

By Michael Lewis on January 30, 2019 - Here's how to spot 5 tricks that crooks often use when trying to scam Notaries.

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California Notaries Will See Driver’s Licenses Listing A New Gender Choice In 2019

By David Thun on January 10, 2019 - Starting this year, California Notaries can expect to see driver's licenses and ID cards listing "Nonbinary" as a new gender choice. These new licenses and IDs may still be accepted as proof of identity.

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Grand Jury Report: Faulty Notarizations Facilitated Deed Fraud Epidemic

By Michael Lewis on January 09, 2019 - Following an epidemic of real estate crimes involving forged documents, a New York grand jury has called for sweeping reforms to the state's Notary laws.

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Electronic Signatures: Changing The Game For Notaries

By Michael Closen and Timothy Reiniger on November 13, 2018 - For thousands of years, the only way to sign a document was putting ink to paper. But digital technology has created a whole new concept of signing.

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Under The Microscope: Notaries In The Election Process

By Michael Closen on October 24, 2018 - Elections regularly stir up a hornet's nest of controversies and challenges about the notarizations of documents.

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Remote Notarization: What You Need To Know

By Michael Lewis on June 27, 2018 - As more states consider remote notarization, Notaries and signers want to know more about how it works. Here are answers to the most common questions.

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New Notary Book Highlights Best Practices

By David Thun on May 23, 2018 - A new book by one of the nation’s leading Notary law experts offers real-world guidance to help you perform sound notarizations.

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5 Unusual Types Of Notarizations

By David Thun on May 17, 2018 - Throughout history, Notaries been asked to perform odd tasks. Here’s a look at 5 unusual duties Notaries in certain states can perform.

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Notary Scholar: Questions About Notarization Put President Trump’s Confidentiality Agreement With Stormy Daniels At Risk

By Michael Closen on March 15, 2018 - Notary law expert Michael Closen discusses the investigation of possible Notary errors in a confidentiality agreement allegedly made between Stormy Daniels and President Donald Trump.

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