The Finer Points of Serving as an Attorney-Notary

The Finer Points of Serving as an Attorney-Notary

By Christopher D. Caspary Henry J. Heinz, American entrepreneur and businessman, once remarked that “to do a common thing uncommonly well brings success.” The designation of notary public has a long and distinguished history that dates back approximately 1500 years. Today, documents are notarized with regularity and presented or required in a variety of proceedings and applications. Though notarizations are commonplace, notarial guidelines can be complex and specific processes and procedures are statutorily mandated pursuant to R.C. 147.07 et seq. Sounds like we may need to play a little ketchup. Becoming a Notary For starters, attorneys are not automatically notaries. Instead, attorneys must be additionally appointed and commissioned by the state through an application process. Notably, the application process occurs at the county level. Attorneys must be officially commissioned prior to notarizing any document. Seal & Register Prior to notarizing any document, a notary “shall provide themselves with the seal of a notary public.” See R.C. 147.04. Specifically, the statute provides: The seal shall consist of the coat of arms of the state within a circle one inch in diameter and shall be surrounded by the words “notary public,” “notarial seal,” or words to that effect, the name of the notary public and the words “State of Ohio.”  The seal may be of either a type that will stamp ink onto a document or one that will emboss it.  the name of the notary public may, instead of appearing on the seal, be printed, typewritten or stamped in legible, printed letters near his signature on each document signed by him. Acknowledgment vs. Jurat the specific nature of the notarization depends upon...
Announcement: New Teammate at Cady Reporting!

Announcement: New Teammate at Cady Reporting!

The Cady family is proud to announce that we have a wonderful new addition to the team.  Violet Walsh is enhancing the Cady ‘lineup’ with a diverse and experienced background.  She has worked in the medical field handling a high-stress position, along with several other office positions that require organization and great customer service.  Violet comes to us highly recommended! Violet is originally from Michigan but has lived in Ohio for 22 years.  She and her husband, John have been married for 31 years and have 2 fantastic children ages 26 and 24.  When not in production, Violet likes to spend time with her family.  She is also an avid reader and likes to visit museums and historical places. We love having her here with us!  Next time you have a transcript going out, you know that it will be in good hands.   Don’t hesitate to let us help you with any of your litigation support needs.  If you have any questions regarding your litigation support products, simply call us at (216) 861-9270 or send an email to...
Back to Class: Grammar 101 – are you affected or effected?

Back to Class: Grammar 101 – are you affected or effected?

No matter what school we attended, or how long we attended it, there are some things that we just don’t get right.  Fortunately, these posts will not be examples of mistakes made in physics…   http://cadyreporting.com/cady/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Fast-Furious.mp4 Bad grammar might not have consequences as physically serious as bad physics but nevertheless, it can make you seem like you don’t know which way the apple falls. Are you effected? No. Do you have an affect? No.  These are 2 words that are continually baffling to most people.  Here is the clearest way I have found to remember them: Effect=Noun (Her testimony had an emotional effect on me.) Affect=Verb (Her testimony affected me emotionally.) As a court reporter, how can you remember that for your transcript?  At Quick and Dirty tips a pneumonic device is recommended: RAVEN – R Affect=Verb Effect=Noun If you are an attorney or paralegal, your briefs, letters, and notes need to be accurate to reflect your level of professionalism.  if you are a court reporter, you need to know which word to put into the record to make an accurate and quality transcript for attorneys and clients.  If you don’t use these terms correctly, the effect of the testimony could be lost.  Obviously, a bad record would be unacceptable from a court reporting firm.  Everyone involved in a case needs a grammatically correct transcript of the proceedings. Don’t let a bad court reporter affect your case – click here to schedule with Cady Reporting...
CLE Today

CLE Today

You’re sharp, we know that.  We’re sharp, you know that.  To stay sharp, however, we always need to be learning.  Education doesn’t end when you get that piece of paper in your hand.  Learning is a lifelong process, that is why all of us at Cady are so invested in attending, sponsoring and sharing in the education process.  We don’t want to leave all the work up to you!  We are a resource for the legal community.  We have worked hard to be on the cutting edge of technology and litigation.  Our clients feel confident in coming to us to solve any all litigation support questions. Ask us a question, we’re always happy to help!  Click here to jump to our home page and live chat with...
Volunteering and Sponsorship

Volunteering and Sponsorship

Why are volunteering and sponsorship important to the Cady Family? We are honored to be included among the top litigation support providers in the country. We appreciate the opportunity that we have had to grow in this community. During our time period of becoming a pillar of the court reporting community in Ohio, we appreciate all of the resources we have at our disposal. We have gained knowledge and insight from the CMBA, the NNRC and long-time veterans of the industry just to name a few. When someone gives you a precious gift, you want to give back to others so that they can experience the same. That is why volunteering is so important to us. We volunteer on an ongoing basis with the CMBA so that the youth of Cleveland can have an even better chance at a bright future. We volunteer with the NNRC so that we can continually foster advancement in our own industry which helps litigators do their job even better. We are happy to give of our time and resources so that in small ways we can repay what we have been given....
Resources

Resources

At Cady Reporting Services, Inc., we offer more than just court reporting and deposition services.  We offer a full spectrum of litigation support services.  We are always looking for ways to help our clients.  In this series of blog articles, we will explore the resources available to litigators and litigation paralegals and legal assistants.  There are resources that are available through litigation support firms such as ourselves, but there are also many other resources available to help you win your case.  If there is a product you have questions about, or would like more information don’t hesitate to contact me through our online chat function.  I will be happy to tell you what I can or do any research necessary to help you get the most out of your litigation support services. Stay ahead of the curve and impress your team with these valuable tools!  Click on any of the links below to learn more about Cady Reporting’s services, and stay tuned to this series of blog articles for more great resources! Court Reporting and Deposition Services In-House Legal Videography Videoconferencing Trial Presentations Subpoena Service...