Notary Seminar Being Offered by Mercer County Clerk’s Office

Mercer County Clerk Paula Sollami Covello, Esq. is hosting an educational seminar with attorneys Maeve Cannon, Esq. and Ryan P. Kennedy, Esq. of the Lawrenceville office of the Stevens and Lee law firm, which will be open to all Notaries Public, and to those interested in becoming a Notary Public.

The 2 1⁄2 hour non-credit course will be presented on Friday, January 29, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Mercer County Connection Satellite Office on Highway 33 with a snow date of Friday, February 5, 2016.

Now in its 8th year of being offered by the County Clerk’s Office, the class is designed to have Notary Publics learn to perform their duties with confidence, diligence, and to avoid common mistakes. Current Notaries Public will learn the skills and new technologies that will assist them in their daily duties. Members of the general public and prospective Notaries Public will learn how to obtain or renew a notary commission and get a clear understanding of the steps needed to become a Notaries Public.

The Office of the Mercer County Clerk swears in new notaries in Trenton, and also monthly at the County Connection in Hamilton once their paperwork from the State Treasurer’s Office is processed.

“The course will assist both new and experienced notaries to perform their notarial duties properly and faithfully,” said Sollami Covello.

The in-depth topics covered at the two and one-half hour seminar will allow participants to:

  •   Learn the steps and procedures for becoming a notary.
  •   Learn steps for a proper notarization.
  •   Learn how to complete a notary journal.
  •   Learn how to examine identification.
  •   Simple explanations of New Jersey notary laws and best practices.
  •   Learn now to perform the various types of acknowledgments.
  •   Learn to spot common errors and avoid the serious consequences of engaging in the unauthorized practice of law.

To register, contact the Mercer County Clerk’s Office at (609) 989-6465. The course is limited to 30 individuals for a nominal fee of $15, and includes refreshments and class materials.

A Notary Public is a state-appointed officiant who serves as an impartial witness in the signing of documents and attests signatures. For further information on how to become a Notary Public or other services the County Clerk’s office offers, visit and click on County Clerk or call (609) 989-6464.


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