Confused new CA notary
OK. Thank you. If I understand you correctly, the National Notary Association is kind of just taking advantage of notaries then, they cannot reliably answer legal questions. So much work to undo newbie mistakes. Thankfully I haven't had my first job yet.
LDM, I am glad you are taking the time to learn. I have been a Notary Public and Mobile Notary Loan Signing Agent for 11 years and I still learn something new every day. We must be very careful not to allow others, (Signing Services, general public, attorneys, other Notaries Public, Title companies, Lenders, etc.) tell us how to do our jobs. The certificates are our responsibility and we must always follow the laws of our State period. We are the ones that ultimately will be fined or penalized for not doing our job correctly.
Many people don't realize the huge responsibility we have undertaken. Looks easy, but there can be so many hidden problems. Don't let anyone bully you into doing the wrong thing. Happy Holidays!
Thanks, you too!