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Surety Bonds and Errors and Omission Insurance: A Notaries Guide to Financial Liability Protection

If you've already gotten your notary commission or are just looking into the requirements, you've probably heard of Surety Bonds and Errors and Omissions (E & O) Insurance. Surety bonds...

Jim Franks
March 14, 2021

How to Be an Online Notary In Texas

2020 was a big year in the life of remote online notarizations(RON). Many states adopted new legislation or emergency orders to allow for RON's in response to the COVID-19 pandemic....

Jim Franks
March 2, 2021

How to Become an Online Notary in Pennsylvania

On October 29, 2020, online notarization became permanently legal in the state of Pennsylvania. Before the passage of HB2370 by the state legislature, online notarization had been temporarily approved under...

Jim Franks
February 28, 2021

How to Become a Remote Online Notary in Florida

On January 1, 2020, Florida law HB 409 went into effect. This law allows Florida notaries to perform notarizations online. The timing of this law was perfect for the "Sunshine...

Jim Franks
February 20, 2021

Why Become an Online Notary?

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted our lives in many ways, including making it more difficult and dangerous to use in-person services. Maybe you’ve recently heard of friends or family using...

Jim Franks
February 14, 2021

How to Choose Your Online Notary Service

In previous posts, we’ve discussed what remote online notarization’s (RON) are, the different variations of RON, legislation relating to RON, and how to prepare once you’ve decided to use an RON service. A quick google...

Jim Franks
February 7, 2021

The “E”s of eClosing

The COVID-19 pandemic and it’s resultant social distancing guidelines emphasize the need for a safer and more convenient alternative to in-person notarizations. Remote online notarizations (RON’s) meet these needs by...

Jim Franks
February 1, 2021

Before and After: Legal Trends for Remote Online Notarization During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Improvements in technology have begun a gradual shift toward telecommuting, work at home, and other remote options for individuals. This change was accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic, the resulting social...

Jim Franks
January 24, 2021

Electronic Closings: An Alphabet Soup of Options

Improvements in the security and availability of technology has caused an evolution in the legal options for completing notarizations. The COVID-19 pandemic has sped up the adoption of many of...

Jim Franks
January 6, 2021