From NNA: When To Say ‘No’ … And When Refusing A Notarization Is Not Allowed

Most notarization requests are straight forward and within the law. But every so often you may be asked to do something that does not seem quite right. There might be an issue with the signer or the document. While you should comply with any lawful notarization request, knowing when you can — and cannot — say no can be tricky. […]

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From NNA: The Three Ways Notaries Can Properly Identify Signers

Properly verifying the identity of signers is one of a Notary’s core responsibilities and is instrumental in protecting the public against forgery. There are three major methods of identifying signers, each with its own set of guidelines, procedures and challenges. Method One: Identification Cards Method Two: Personal Knowledge Method Three: Credible Identifying Witnesses Click HERE to read the article and […]

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Fast Tip from the Litigation Support Guru – Cool Visuals 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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Fast Tip from the Litigation Support Guru – The Art of Rubber Banding

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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Limited Time Certification Reclamation Program for Lapsed RPs

Have you let your RP® credential lapse? Would you like to be able to use your RP® credential again? For a limited time between now and March 31, 2016, NFPA is offering Lapsed RPs® the opportunity to participate in this one-time program. Click here to learn more about the program. Members should sign into the NFPA website to access the […]

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Fast Tip from the Litigation Support Guru – Insert Sample Text into Word Doc

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 – Convert PDF to 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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The top 7 takeaways from the 2015 Federal Rules Amendments

The ABA has published an article summarizing the key changes in the upcoming 2015 Federal Rules Amendments .. You can read the full article HERE. Can rule changes streamline litigation to make discovery proportional to the case, improve case management, cut down foot-dragging in response to document requests, eliminate “over-preservation” of records and expedite deadlines?  Effective December 1, 2015, amendments […]

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Fast Tip from the Litigation Support Guru – Convert Doc Number List to Searchable Bates Numbers

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 – Export Excel Comments to Word Doc

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: How Notaries Can Use ‘Personal Knowledge’ To Identify Signers

When verifying a signer’s identity, Notaries can rely on their “personal knowledge” of the individual. In other words, the Notary actually knows the signer through personal or professional dealings. This identification method dates from a time before governments issued ID cards, when people were much more likely to spend their lives in one community. The local Notary generally knew most […]

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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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