From NNA: How To Determine If An ID Card Is Acceptable For Notarization

Identifying signers is a primary — and vitally important — responsibility of every Notary. Many of you will rely on some form of ID in order to properly identify them. But determining if an ID is acceptable can be a challenge. Given the wide variety of IDs in the world, you’re bound to come across an unfamiliar ID at some […]

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From NNA: Can I Perform A Marriage For An Undocumented Immigrant?

Can I perform a marriage ceremony for an undocumented immigrant? The groom is a U.S. citizen, but the bride is not. — S.M., Orlando, Florida Yes, you may perform the ceremony. There are two qualifications for you to perform the ceremony: The couple must obtain a valid Florida marriage license to present to you, and then the bride and groom […]

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From NNA: Data Security for Notaries on the Go

Protecting the confidential information of signers and others you do business with is becoming one of your more important responsibilities. With cybercriminals siphoning off $400 billion a year, according to some estimates, that means doing more than just locking up your Notary journal and stamp, and making sure your client’s documents don’t get stolen. Whether you work in an office or retail […]

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From NNA: What To Do If Your Notary Seal Or Journal Go Missing

Your Notary seal and journal are essential tools of your trade. Your journal contains a signer’s personal information and records of past notarial acts, and your seal may be used by another individual to commit fraud. Unfortunately, crooks covet Notary tools to obtain private information or falsify notarial acts. That’s why it’s crucial to take immediate steps if you find […]

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ALERT!! Reduced Time for Service in Federal Court Effective December 1, 2015

Effective December 1, 2015, time for service in federal court gets shortened by 30 days.  Beginning on that date, service must be accomplished within 90 days from filing (reduced from the 120-day period that has prevailed for many years). There are some exceptions. For additional information, read this article from Thomson Reuters, The Fuse Just Got Shortened: Fewer Days for Service […]

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Fast Tip from the Litigation Support Guru – Freeze Panes in Excel

Litigation Support Guru Amy Bowser-Rollins has a fantastic website that you should check out, one of the many amazing resources she provides is “Fast Tip Friday” where she shares really awesome quickie tips on things you didn’t even know you wanted and needed to know how to do!  You can subscribe to her newsletter here: subscribe. Now, even if you are not […]

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From NNA: Notarizing Documents For Minors: Special Considerations

When it comes to notarizing documents for minors, the parent or guardian usually will sign on behalf of the underage signer. However, you occasionally may be asked to notarize a minor’s signature, and there are some extra considerations when this happens. Read the full article here: Notarizing For Minors: Special Considerations

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From IPE: Improve Your Law Firm’s Accounts Receivable

Improve Your Law Firm’s Accounts Receivable Guest author: Rhonda L. Corn, Paralegal/Administrator The “collection of legal fees” is not billable work so many law firms do not give this task the attention it deserves. Often, accounts receivable only become a priority when it becomes a financial problem for the firm or, the firm has waited too long to collect from […]

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NALA News: Confirmed, Unconfirmed, False CLE Credits

This info is from the most recent NALA News for Certified Paralegals e-mail. Learn more about NALA at www.NALA.org. CLE Report Forms – Confirmed or Uncomfirmed? Often, we receive questions about the designation of the CLE Report that indicates the entry was not confirmed. Under the column head “Confirmed” the computer program automatically enters “False” if the entry is submitted […]

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NALA: How do I register credits or check how many CLE credits I have?

If you need to check how many CLE credits you currently have registered with NALA, CLICK HERE. You will need your login information, if you don’t have it, you can request it at the above link. Your login information is also included in the “NALA News for Certified Paralegals” e-mail so you can check for one of those. To register […]

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Fast Tip from the Litigation Support Guru – Bulk Edit Acrobat Redactions

Litigation Support Guru Amy Bowser-Rollins has a fantastic website that you should check out, one of the many amazing resources she provides is “Fast Tip Friday” where she shares really awesome quickie tips on things you didn’t even know you wanted and needed to know how to do!  You can subscribe to her newsletter here: subscribe. Now, even if you are not […]

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Fast Tip from the Litigation Support Guru – Create Disk Labels Using Avery DesignPro

Litigation Support Guru Amy Bowser-Rollins has a fantastic website that you should check out, one of the many amazing resources she provides is “Fast Tip Friday” where she shares really awesome quickie tips on things you didn’t even know you wanted and needed to know how to do!  You can subscribe to her newsletter here: subscribe. Now, even if you are not […]

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2016 Paralegal Cruise – Palm Beach Post & Big Savings End This Week!

The 2016 Paralegal Cruise was recently featured in the Palm Beach Post. Remember, RCCL is currently having a 30% off sale … Some room types have already sold out, so don’t delay. Under this promotion, cruise prices are starting at $388.89 per person based on double occupancy including taxes and port fees. (The price goes as low as $301.89 per person for 4 people […]

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