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. It’s crucial to understand exactly what services fall under the unauthorized practice of law — and how to avoid them.
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