Notary Public

We all have documents that we have to submit from time to time for a variety of purposes.  Most banks require references and notarized copies of picture identification in order for people to open accounts. Some employers also require the same when someone has been hired. Notary publics are appointed by the government to be official witnesses to the signing of a wide variety of legal, and other, documents.  They are also given the authority to certify documents as true copies of the originals. Notaries in Canada are also allowed to draft contracts, promissory notes, wills, mortgages, and other legal documents. The main organization of notary publics in Canada is the Red Seal Notary. The laws governing who can become notary publics are so strict in some Canadian provinces that only lawyers can essentially serve as notaries.

The most important factor to consider when choosing a notary is whether the person is licensed and is also a member of a reputable notary public organization. Get some reviews from people who have used the notary.  Many law offices hire notaries since their clients always have a need for notarized documents. Using a notary who has been hired by a law firm is a good option.