Monday, June 28, 2010

Alex's Notary Resources - Bookmark it, Danno.

My mentor in blogging, Alex Yvonnou, has yet again hit the bull’s eye with his notary’s resource page.

You won't believe all the great links you will find there.

Imitation is the best form of flattery, Alex. A future blog entry will be The Texas Notary Publisher's List of Notary Resources.

And, the list will probably begin like this:

1) Alex's List of Notary Resources, plus...

2) Free monthly notary newsletters - American Association of Notaries

3) Notary Locator - AAN's Directory

4) Find your Notary Public Administrator's Contact Information -

For the linking impaired-- The links used in this entry follow.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Important Articles of the 2010 Summer Edition of The Notary Digest

The American Association of Notaries publishes a print newsletter quarterly. This summer, you won't want to miss the following articles! Join the AAN today to receive your copy of The Notary Digest. For only $19.95 a year you will receive this issue, and access to all back issues of this timely newsletter which discusses topics that are very important to notaries.

Uniform Notary Law Changes Anticipated
The laws that guide notaries in at least ten states may be affected significantly in July at a conference meeting in Chicago. An item on the agenda of the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (NCCUSL) holds particular interest for notaries. The agenda for July 11, 2010 calls for “Consideration of Revisions to the Uniform Law on Notarial Acts.”
--Find out if this may affect you!

Preparing Your Business for Disaster
Whether as a result of weather, utility disruption, or a manmade emergency, disaster and the need for evacuation can strike at any time and in any place. No notary’s business is immune to disruption due to catastrophic events. To properly prepare for such emergencies and/or the need for evacuation, notaries should determine what is necessary to resume business operations and make plans to protect it.
--As hurricane season approaches, this is critical information for notaries along the coast!

Apostille FAQs
Since a notarial act is an integral part of the apostille process, notaries often have questions this subject. Below are the questions we have identified to be common points of confusion to notaries regarding the use and issuance of apostilles. Be sure to read the last question and its answer. What you learn may be very surprising!
--Notaries may not realize how important their actions are to the issuance of apostilles.

Steps for Avoiding ID Theft Victimization
When Debbie began her business as a mobile notary signing agent, she spent time each day contacting signing services to market her new business. However, it was not long before she encountered a serious problem. The kind of information she was repeatedly asked to provide to prospective signing service clients was what Debbie considered highly sensitive information. Almost every signing service she solicited work from required her to provide a copy of her state driver’s license and a copy of her Social Security card.
--Learn how to protect yourself from ID theft!

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Sunday, June 20, 2010

Accommodating a Disability: Signing by Mark

On occasion, a person appears before the notary and cannot sign his or her full name because of a physical disability or frailty. In place of a signature the signer makes a mark. Learn how to handle notarizations when the client is “signing by mark.” Read More!

To read the entire article on handling a client who is signing by mark – visit this link!

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