Remote Notarization: What Lawyers And Notaries Need To Know About Recent Changes
A new law, NY Executive Law Section 135-c, authorizes notaries to perform electronic notarial acts by registering with the Department of State and complying with new rules. Notaries wishing to provide electronic notary services will be able to register with the Department of State starting on Feb. 1.
After Jan. 31, New York State will no longer allow remote ink notarization. With remote ink notarization, a paper record was created when the notary and the signer were in different locations but using communications software that allowed them to interact. Notaries were allowed to perform their duties through remote ink notarization during the pandemic.
This program goes into depth of this new law and what the new rules and requirements will be for notaries moving forward, with specific focus on: Review of Executive Law 135-c, Ethical Considerations Concerning Manual and Digital Records Retention, and How to Notarize and Store an Electronic Document.
Michael Markowitz, Esq., Michael A. Markowitz, P.C.
Omid Zareh, Esq., Weinberg Zareh Malkin Price LLP
Angel Hernandez, Stavvy
- February 23, 2023
- Online On-Demand