By Angelo Savarino
BUS311: Business Law I (BNJ1013A)
Instructor: Teresa Tygart
Submitted on 26 of April 2010
Notaries are public servants who provide authentication of signer’s acknowledgement in a contract; anyone can be a notary, it is just a simple test and a background check and bam! You are a notary. What are the ramifications of the illegal and legal acts of notaries? This is my story since I was notary and of what I saw in the real estate industry. I was so profitable at being a notary that I started a nationwide signing company that notarizes mortgage documents all over the country. I have to start out about what are notaries and what are their origins. Why do we use notaries today in contracts?
First, a notary public (sometimes called a notary or a public notary) is an individual authorized by state or local government to officially witness signatures on legal documents, collect sworn statements and administer oaths. A notary public uses an embossing tool or a seal to verify his or her presence at the time the documents were signed. Most states issue a unique identifying number to each notary public in order to prevent fraudulent use of the embosser or seal. The history of notaries dates all the way back to ancient time.
“Notaries Public (also called "notaries" or "public notary") hold an office which can trace its origins back to ancient Rome, when they were called scribae, tabellius or notarius. They are easily the oldest continuing branch of the legal profession, existing throughout the whole of the world. The office of a public notary is a public office. It has a long and distinguished history. The office has its origin in the civil institutions of ancient Rome. Public officials, called "scribae", that is to say, scribes, rose in rank from being mere copiers and transcribers to a learned profession prominent in private and public affairs. Some were permanent officials attached to the Senate and... [continues]
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