Notary Bulletin

How Do I ... Respond To Misconduct By A Fellow Notary?

There may be a case when you witness, or become aware of, a fellow Notary using his or her commission to commit a serious crime. This could include fraud or the unauthorized practice of law.

As part of your duty to protect the public, you should report this colleague to your Notary-regulating authority or the state Attorney General's office. Each state varies on how to report, but many allow the report to be filed electronically and anonymously.

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Quiz: The Many Types Of Notarial Acts

Notaries perform many different duties for the public — and it’s easy to lose track of the different acts and what states they’re authorized in. Test your familiarity with common — and uncommon — notarial acts.

(A link to the correct answers is provided at the end of the quiz.)

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