FULL FRONTAL NOTARY: Thoughts from OSN President Roger Rill
1/3/2013 Best wishes for the New Year! I am very optimistic that this will be the year when OSN will be able to make significant progress in our goal of notary reform. Stay tuned, and as always, feel free to contact us anytime with your thoughts ideas, and questions.
I was surprisingly honored with one of two national "Exceptional American Notary" awards, given by the Texas-based American Association of Notaries. I am very grateful that our efforts at OSN are being recognized, and we will have an impact in Ohio.
Exhibiting OSN at the Ohio Association of Independent Title Agents conference in Columbus. Nice folks, and were quite interested in our notary information as it applies to real estate documents.
Presented "Beyond the Stamp" seminar statewide to members of The Ohio State Bar Association for CLE credit. Good audience and provocative questions.
The Ohio Attorney General has officially banned webcam notarizations!
Back from the National Association of Secretaries of State conference in WV. There was considerable discussion about the webcam controversy, and a growing number of states are banning the practice.
Registration now open for my presentation of "Beyond the Stamp", especially for attorneys, to be livecast as a webinar on August 4 by the Ohio State Bar Association..
Continuing communication with SOS office. Have requested that the Secretary ban webcam notarizations in Ohio.
Good meeting with the Secretary's Chief of Staff.
Beware of the company utilizing webcam notarizations nationally. See Notary News tab.
We had a nice turnout for our "Beyond the Stamp" seminar, with participants coming from as far as Youngstown. Good session, and folks were amazed at how much they didn't know about what they didn't know.