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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, April 12, 2024 from 8:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The featured speaker will be Union County First Deputy County Counsel Moshood Muftau, Esq.

“Notaries play a vital role in upholding the integrity and authenticity of crucial documents, acting as impartial witnesses to the signing of important papers,” said County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi. “We continue to be committed in equipping residents with the essential tools that empower them to make meaningful contributions, and I would invite you to be part of this educational program.”

Space is limited to the first 50 registrants. The registration deadline is Wednesday, April 3, 2024 or until the openings are filled. 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.

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.

To register, use the downloadable form on the County Clerk website, For additional information contact Anna Lima at 908-527-4787.

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