Check out the Litigation Support Guru’s New Video Series

Amy Bowser-Rollins is a rock star in the legal industry and she is also the Litigation Support Guru… I’ve featured dozens of her “Fast Tips” here and now I’m really excited to share this video series as well. Topics vary, episode one deals with collecting text messages, and episode two deals with problem solving skills. You can watch the first […]

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From NNA: Overdue Notary Invoices: Strategies For Getting Paid

You can read the original article at: Overdue Notary Invoices: Strategies For Getting Paid By Kelly Rush on September 01, 2016 in Building Your Business Updated 10-16-17. Unpaid invoices are a source of frustration to many Notary Signing Agents. But Signing Agents are not alone. Seventy-one percent of independent contractors have had trouble getting paid by their clients, and these people on […]

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From NNA: How To Complete An Acknowledgment In FL

You can read the original article here: How To Complete An Acknowledgment In FL Updated 10-16-17. Even though an acknowledgment is one of the most common types of notarization, it often confuses many Notaries — new or experienced. The purpose of the acknowledgment is to positively identify the signer and verify that the signature is theirs. Acknowledgments are required for all types of […]

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From NNA: Notary Tip: When The Signer Doesn’t Match Their ID

Read the original article at this link: Notary Tip: When The Signer Doesn’t Match Their ID Shocking pink hair, multiple piercings, and a neck tattoo. The person seated across from you looks nothing like the middle aged, silver haired woman on her ID. Midlife crisis? Or is it fraud? Or, what about an individual who has just undergone significant weight […]

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From NNA: Handling Certified Copies Of Public Records And Other Unusual Requests In FL 

Read the original article here: Handling Certified Copies Of Public Records And Other Unusual Requests In FL Updated 9-25-17. Many Notaries have had a signer ask, “I need this birth certificate notarized. Can you do it?” But when it comes to notarizing birth certificates, marriage certificates and other public records, the answer isn’t simple. If you’re asked to notarize these […]

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From NNA: 4 Tips For Notaries Dealing With Natural Disasters

Click here to read the original article: Tips For FL Notaries Dealing With Natural Disasters. Whether it’s fires, hurricanes, tornadoes or flooding, natural disasters can leave Notaries and their signers facing a slew of paperwork problems. Notaries might find themselves with lost or damaged tools. Signers may need documents urgently notarized but have lost their IDs along with their money and […]

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From IPE: Looking Like A Bluebook Pro when Preparing a Practice Document

Looking Like A Bluebook Pro when Preparing a Practice Document guest author: Kathleen B. Carlson View Original Article… [cToolsOfTheTradeSeptember2017.htm]Sign up for the IPE mailing list by clicking HERE. The “BluePages” in the Bluebook do a pretty good job of illustrating the basic formats for developing citations for use in legal documents prepared in a practice setting. Most writers will be able to […]

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From IPE: Staying Up-to-Date with Law Changes

  Staying Up-to-Date with Law Changes guest author: Jenna M. Prosceno View Original Article here: [cQuickTipsSeptember2017.htm] Sign up for the IPE mailing list by clicking HERE. One of the most important tasks of being a para professional is staying up to date on changes in law. It’s a portion of being skilled help to our attorneys that we can sometimes forget […]

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From NNA: eNotarization, Webcam Notarization, Online Closings And eClosings: What’s The Difference? 

Click here to view the original article: eNotarization, Webcam Notarization, Online Closings And eClosings: What’s The Difference? Updated 9-13-17. Ohio has become the latest state to authorize webcam notarization, closely following measures enacted in Texas and Nevada. They join Virginia, Montana and Florida as the only states to permit the practice in any form. Between the Federal Housing Administration expanding its electronic […]

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From NNA: Is An Expired ID Acceptable For A Notarization In Florida? 

Click here to view the original article: Is An Expired ID Acceptable For A Notarization In Florida? Can you accept an ID from a signer if it is no longer current? Learn more about the rules governing expired IDs in Florida and other states. Updated 9-12-17. It wouldn’t be hard to argue that the Notary’s main responsibility is properly identifying […]

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From IPE: Preparing Witnesses

Preparing Witnesses guest author: Kevin M. Madden PREPARING THE CLIENT Always Be Preparing. You should begin preparing your client for deposition or trial from the minute you first meet them. Testimony, like playing the piano, can be improved by practice. While you cannot anticipate every question that they will be asked you can, and should, anticipate most of them. There is no […]

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From IPE: Trust Administration for Paralegals

Trust Administration for Paralegals guest author: Heather Niehoff If your office is assisting in the administration of a Trust, your client is more than likely the Trustee. Who the Trustee is can be huge when analyzing the paralegal’s role in the Trust administration process. If the Trustee and the Settlor are one in the same person, your role as a paralegal assisting […]

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