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Democratic Bill to Prohibit Notaries Public from Using False Advertising Signed into Law

Legislation sponsored by Assemblywoman Marlene Caride, Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto, Assemblyman Gary Schaer, Assemblywoman Angelica Jimenez and Assemblywoman Annette Quijano to prohibit notaries public from falsely representing themselves as attorneys in advertisements has been signed into law.

"In many Latin American and European countries a notary is a member of the legal profession and is licensed to validate real estate transactions, wills and other matters," said Caride (D- Bergen/Passaic). "Because of this, many of our residents unknowingly rely on notaries for assistance in legal matters. Only attorneys are schooled in law and trained to represent our residents in legal matters. Unless a notary is a licensed attorney in good standing, notaries in New Jersey are not authorized to give legal advice to our residents on matters pertaining to the law. This helps protect people from the repercussions of putting their trust and well-being in the hands of the wrong individuals..."

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