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

Click here to read the full article including tips for refusing a notarization: When To Say ‘No’ … And When Refusing A Notarization Is Not Allowed Updated 5-30-19. Many Notaries have been asked to perform an illegal or improper notarization by a customer, boss or co-worker. It’s critical for every Notary to know when you may — and may not […]

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From NNA: 3 Things You Can’t Do As A Notary

While a Notary’s role in identifying document signers and preventing fraud is important, you are not allowed to use your commission to perform certain services. Here are 3 examples of things you cannot do as a Notary: 1. Don’t Endorse Advertising As A Notary 2. Don’t Use Your Notary Office To Offer Improper Legal Advice 3. Don’t Use Your Notary […]

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From NNA: Notary Basics: Avoiding The Unauthorized Practice Of Law

Updated 4-29-19. A Notary is not a lawyer. In fact, it is against the law for Notaries who aren’t attorneys to provide certain kinds of advice and services. This is known as Unauthorized Practice of Law (UPL) and can carry serious consequences for a Notary, including hefty fines, a suspended or revoked commission and even conviction for a criminal offense. […]

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FL Courts E-Filing Portal Announcement Regarding Hurricane Michael

Due to the potential impacts of Hurricane Michael predicted to hit the Panhandle, there will be limited availability of the E-Portal Service Desk on Wednesday, October 10, 2018.  However, it is anticipated that the Florida Courts E-Filing Portal (Portal) will continue to operate as usual during this time.  Please watch the Newsfeed on the Portal log-in page for any updated […]

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Nominate an outstanding Notary for Notary of the Year Award

NNA is searching for some notary MVPs! The Notary of the Year Award is given to an outstanding Notary who sets a high standard for other Notaries to emulate by demonstrating professionalism and unwavering ethical conduct. In addition to excellence in the performance of notarial duties, recipients of the Notary of the Year honor are distinguished by their achievements in […]

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From NNA: Notary Essentials: When And How To Use Credible Identifying Witnesses

Updated 10-2-18. If a Notary can’t identify a signer, the notarization can’t take place. So what do you do if the signer lacks a driver’s license or other form of satisfactory ID? One option permitted in some states is one or more credible witnesses who can vouch for the signer’s identity. Notaries often have questions about using credible identifying witnesses […]

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