Tip of the Month

Tip for July 2011

Beware of Cutting Corners with Notarized Signatures

Lawyers are prudent to make sure that they and their employees are aware of the laws regulating notaries and comply with the requirements of those laws.  Notary statutes can impose criminal liability for misuse of a notary seal.  Lawyers also face disciplinary sanctions for conduct involving their own violations of notary statutes when acting as notaries and for their participation in the conduct of their employees who violate those statutes.