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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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5 Tips For Mobile Notaries To Always Be Prepared

By Amanda Doumanian Reeves on October 26, 2016 - Mobile Notaries have to be prepared for crazy days along with good ones. Here are 5 tips that will help you stay ready for the unexpected.

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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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Finding General Notary Work

By Daniel Lewis on October 20, 2016 - Mobile Notaries around the country often ask me what they can do to increase their income and make a decent living. The answer is finding general Notary work, and it’s easier than you think.

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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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Title Association Adds Signing Agent Guidelines To Its Best Practices

By Michael Lewis on October 20, 2016 - For the first time, the American Land Title Association has included sections addressing the qualifications and supervision of Notary Signing Agents in its “Title Insurance and Settlement Company Best Practices.”

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May I Shorten My Name When Completing A Notary Certificate?

By NNA Staff on October 19, 2016 - May a Notary in California abbreviate her name when filling out a notarial certificate? Our NNA Hotline Team has the answers.

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Notaries Offered ‘Free Trial’ Of Google’s Secure Email, Apps

By Cindy Medrano on October 13, 2016 - The NNA has joined Google’s G Suite program to offer Notaries a free 30-day trial of Google's new secure email and productivity tools suite.

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Quiz: Cross-Border Notary Issues

By David Thun on October 13, 2016 - Can Notaries be commissioned in multiple states? Can you travel to another state to notarize? Test your knowledge of these and other cross-border issues by taking our quiz.

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Can I Notarize A Document For One Of My Clients?

By NNA Staff on October 12, 2016 - Can a loan officer notarize for a client in Arizona? The NNA's Hotline Counselors have the answer for you.

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