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Union County Clerk Offers Notary Training Seminar

Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi will host a Notary Public Training Seminar at the John H. Stamler Police Academy, at 1776 Raritan Road in Scotch Plains on Friday, October 7, from 8:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The featured speaker will be Union County First Deputy County Counsel Moshood Muftau, Esq.

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“Recent legislation requiring new processes for notaries will be discussed at the seminar, to update experienced notaries as well as instruct new or prospective notaries,” Ms. Rajoppi said. “The notary training seminar is designed to enable all the Notaries Public in our community to perform their duties with skill and confidence.”

Ms. Joanne Rajoppi will make opening remarks and review the application process.  Mr. Muftau will speak about the legal aspects of the functions of notaries public.

The seminar will cover the Notary Public application process and new legal requirements and responsibilities.

It will also cover the steps for proper notarization and other topics, including how to complete a notary journal and how to examine identification documents.

“We are very proud to renew our series of notary seminars after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic,” said Ms. Rajoppi. “We offer this opportunity as a professional course that benefits the whole community, and all are welcome.”

To register, use the downloadable form on the County Clerk website, For additional information contact Gloria Ford, 908-527-4999 or

Space is limited to the first 50 registrants. The registration deadline is Friday, September 30.

A registration fee of $10.00 includes a light breakfast and is required in advance to secure registration.

Attendees should note that the Business Casual dress code at the John J. Stamler Police Academy is strictly enforced. Jeans and sneakers are not permitted, and men must wear shirts with collars.

For more information about all County Clerk programs and services, visit online at or call 908-527-4787.

For information and updates on all Union County services during the COVID-19 outbreak, including free vaccination, free testing, emergency food distribution and other support services, visit General information about COVID-19 is available through the New Jersey Department of Health at

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