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Arizona Allows for Remote Notary

Posted by Dev Sethi | Apr 08, 2020 | 0 Comments

Governor Doug Ducey and Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs announced an Executive Order that allows Arizonans to get documents notarized remotely, while ensuring secure and effective verification processes.  Until this order, notaries and signers were required to complete the notarization process in person.  

This measure is consistent with Remote Online Notarization, a law passed that allows signers and notaries to meet virtually that takes effect July 1, 2020. The Governor's Executive Order accelerates this timeline, giving Arizonans the opportunity to utilize virtual notarization starting April 10, 2020.

Staring the remote notary process earlier allows Arizonans to utilize technology to get necessary documents signed and notarized in a timely manner while respecting guidance to stay at home. This service is especially needed in rural and outlying areas of the state.

If you are a notary, you will need to complete an application with the Secretary of State to become an approved electronic and/or a remote online notary.  Information on what do do is here.  

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Dev Sethi litigates and tries a wide-range of complex injury and death cases throughout Arizona. He has Martindale Hubbell's highest rating, AV, and he is listed in "Best Lawyers." Dev is also recognized as an Arizona Super Lawyer in the area of plaintiff's products liability litigation.Dev has been at the forefront of auto product defect litigation. He played a key role in uncovering the Goodyear Load Range E tire scandal and worked to hold Ford Motor Company responsible for the danger posed by their now notorious 15-passenger vans. Dev is currently representing families in product liability suits against the nation's largest corporations including General Motors, Ford, Pentair Pools and Invacare.

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