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Secretary of State Linda McCulloch to Host Montana Notary Conference
May 5, 2012 - Tickets Still Available

BILLINGS, MT – Attention all notaries public! Tickets are still available for the 2012 Montana Notary Conference, which will be held at the Crowne Plaza in Billings on Saturday, May 5.

Secretary of State Linda McCulloch is providing the conference for the first time this year to ensure that every notary in Montana has the knowledge and skills they need to serve the public with confidence and accuracy. There will be many engaging workshops to choose from, including:

“Risky Business – Liability Issues for Notaries and their Employers” – Learn why the notary bond doesn’t protect you in the event of a claim, and how you and your employer can avoid costly legal expenses. 

“You Want Me to Do What? – Handling Special Requests” – Every day notaries are asked to notarize unusual documents – from those written in a foreign language to I-9 forms. Learn what to do, what not to do, and how to turn down an improper request without offending or upsetting the customer.

“Who Is That Masked Man? – Verifying Identity and More” – If you’ve ever played the notary name game – where the name on the document and the name on the ID card don’t match  – this workshop is for you. How do you identify individuals who are signing on behalf of another person or entity? How do you verify their capacity and authority to sign? Come find out.

“Unlocking the Secrets to Proper Notary Certificates” – Take the guesswork out of completing those long, wordy notary blocks with seemingly random spaces. Unlock the mysteries of short and long form certificates. Be among the first to get your copy of the free Montana Printable Notary Blocks!

WHEN: Saturday, May 5, 2012 
WHERE: Crowne Plaza Billings Hotel in Billings, Montana
COST:$50 per person (includes breakfast, lunch, and all sessions)
Registrations must be made online at 2012 Montana Notary Conference

Among the responsibilities of the Montana Secretary of State is the authority to appoint all notaries public for the state of Montana. There are approximately 20,000 commissioned notaries in the state whose job it is to serve as the state’s official witness to the signature, oath or acknowledgement of the persons who request their services.