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  • De Jure, De Facto Officer Doctrine In Latin, de jure means “of law” or lawful and de facto means “of fact” or in reality. Sometimes, a public official may not be in full compliance with the law (de jure) regarding the qualifications or requirements of office or the correct procedure for a transaction. Under the de facto officer doctrine, the acts of the public official will still be held valid, if...

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  • Deaf, Hard of Hearing Notary Guide A notary may occasionally encounter a customer who is deaf or hard of hearing. According to the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) website, the words deaf and hard of hearing (HOH) are preferred. The previously used phrase hearing impaired is now viewed negatively by many people.  The word Deaf, with a capital D, implies a person who understands American Sign...

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  • Feast of the Holy Notaries, October 25th In the Eastern Roman Empire, known as the Byzantine Empire (330-1453 AD), based in Byzantium, renamed Constantinople for Emperor Constantine (now Istanbul, Turkey), the Feast of the Holy Notaries was celebrated on October 25th. Most holidays were religious festivals and saints’ days. Many trade guilds held annual festivals and processions in honor of their ...

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  • Fur Traders and Notaries, 1500s to 1800s Before Columbus landed in 1492, there were North American fur traders among the Native American tribes. As Europeans arrived in the New World, fur traders included the Spanish, French, British, Dutch and Russians. The fur trade grew and became a major industry in North America, selling furs to the European markets.  The beaver fur trade peaked in the mid-18...

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  • Colorado Teacher’s Oath of Allegiance Colorado Senate Bill 17-296, signed and effective June 2, 2017, requires all Colorado public school educators (teachers, special services providers, principals and administrators), except temporary teachers who are citizens of a foreign country, to take or sign the Colorado teacher’s oath of allegiance to uphold the U.S. Constitution and the Colorado Constitut...

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  • Colorado Quitclaim Deed A Colorado Quitclaim Deed is a type of deed used to transfer ownership or to quit or end someone’s claims of real estate ownership. The grantor is the party transferring their present interest in the property, if any. The grantee is the party receiving the interest. A quitclaim deed, or non-warranty deed, should be used with caution. It does not include any warranty of any ...

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  • Notaries in Ancient Sumer, 3300 BC Sumer or Sumeria (land of the civilized kings) was the first urban civilization. It was located in ancient Mesopotamia, between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers, now southern Iraq, in the marsh flood plain of the delta region near the Persian Gulf. Former hunter-gatherers of nomadic tribes became farmers and herders in the land of abundant fish, game and fertile s...

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  • Choice of Law Clause in Contract A choice of law or governing law clause in a contract allows the parties to choose the laws of a particular state or country to be used to interpret the agreement. The parties might live in, or sign the agreement, in a different state or country. Choice of Jurisdiction Choice of jurisdiction may be specified differently from the choice of law location. Jurisdiction...

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  • Pet Care Power of Attorney A Pet Care Power of Attorney allows a pet owner (principal) to appoint a pet caregiver as agent or attorney-in-fact to take care of a pet when the owner is not available or not able to provide care due to work, other duties, travel, vacation, illness, injury or incapacity. The power of attorney can be limited or broad, covering one or more categories of pet care includin...

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  • BBB Code of Business Practices, Ethics Whether your business is a member or accredited member of the Better Business Bureau (BBB) or not, follow the eight principles of ethics in the BBB Standards of Trust to create, maintain, and enhance customer trust and confidence in business. The BBB Code of Business Practices (BBB Accreditation Standards) provides more details and is built on these standards...

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  • Alert and Oriented Mental Status Exam In the medical field, A&Ox4, A/Ox4 or AOx4 means the patient is alert and oriented to person, place, time, situation. This short mental status exam (MSE) for level of orientation is part of a neurological exam. It may be used in psychology and medicine by a psychiatrist, psychologist, doctor, nurse, medical assistant, social worker or emergency medical technic...

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  • Colorado Certificate of Notary Record Colorado law authorizes a notary to make a certified copy or a certificate of notary record. CRS 12-55-110 Powers and limitations. (1) Every notary public is empowered to: (c) Give certificates or other statements as to a notarial act performed by such notary. Such acts shall include, but are not limited to, the giving of certificates as to, or certified copie...

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  • Scilicet SS Meaning in Notary Certificate Scilicet, abbreviated SS. or ss. or sc., sometimes appears in the venue section of a notarial certificate, record, affidavit, pleading or another legal document. It originates from the Latin words scire “to know”, and licet from licere “it is permitted; you may know”. It is synonymous with “to wit; namely; that is to say; in particular”. Scilicet is an adv...

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  • Hernan Cortes, Notaries, Aztec Mexico, 1519 Hernan Cortes (1485-1547) was a Spanish Conquistador who led an expedition that conquered the Aztec Empire in Mexico in 1519. Cortés was born in Medellin, Spain in 1485. He studied and served as a notary, first in Seville and later in Hispaniola, giving him knowledge of the legal codes. This was an age of discovery and conquest following the landing of C...

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  • Bill of Sale for Personal Property, Notarized We provide Colorado Springs mobile notary services to notarize a bill of sale for personal property. Types of personal property include household goods, furniture, appliances, audio/video equipment, TVs, cameras, computers, smartphones, tools, equipment, lawn mowers, sporting goods, bikes, books, collections, artwork, jewelry, furs, clothing, supplies,...

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  • Louisiana Notary Powers Louisiana notary powers include more powers than notary powers in other states. A Louisiana notary is a civil law notary, based on French law from the code of Napoleon. French law derives from the Roman law because France was conquered by the Roman Empire. In other states, notary powers are based on English common law, with less notary training required and fewer notary pow...

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  • Certificate of Notary Record Colorado law authorizes a notary to make a certified copy or a certificate of notary record. CRS 12-55-110 Powers and limitations. (1) Every notary public is empowered to: (c) Give certificates or other statements as to a notarial act performed by such notary. Such acts shall include, but are not limited to, the giving of certificates as to, or certified copies of, any...

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  • Colorado Territory Notary Laws, 1861 Colorado Territory was formed in 1861 from parts of Kansas Territory, Nebraska Territory, New Mexico Territory and Utah Territory. The territory was formed in response to a massive influx of settlers to the Rocky Mountain region seeking their fortunes during the Pikes Peak Gold Rush. Colorado Territory lasted until Colorado Statehood was approved in 1876. There...

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  • Colorado Justice of the Peace, 1859-1962 In Colorado, the office of Justice of the Peace (JP) existed for over 100 years, from 1859 to 1962, when justice of the peace courts were abolished by voters in a constitutional amendment. JP Court’s jurisdiction under the Colorado Constitution of 1876 was limited to: 1. only matters involving amounts under $300. 2. no matters involving real estate boundari...

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  • Law Merchant, Pie Powder Courts In Europe in the Middle Ages, the Law Merchant was comprised of two branches, maritime law and commercial law. Both applied to merchants, who formed a separate class. The laws differed from the common law, grew from the customs of merchants and were originally administered in either the same or in similar courts, separate from ordinary courts. Simple rules were need...

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  • Notaries in U.S. Territories In addition to the notaries in the fifty states and the District of Columbia, there are notaries in U.S. Territories. U.S. Territories are sub-national administrative divisions directly overseen by the United States federal government. Currently, the United States has sixteen territories, but only five are permanently inhabited. In population order, the U.S. Territorie...

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  • Notaries and the Knights Templar, 1119-1307 The Knighthood of the Temple of Solomon or Knights Templar were an elite religious and military order founded around 1119 AD by nine wealthy French knights at the end of the First Crusade (1096–1099). French nobleman Hugues de Payens, from the Champagne region, and eight of his knighted relatives formed the order. They were entrusted with protecting Chri...

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  • Great Colorado Payback Claim Form The Great Colorado Payback reunites Coloradans with their lost or forgotten assets. The Colorado State Treasurer has a list of over 1.7 million names of individuals and businesses with property available for claiming. The Colorado laws are found at CRS 38-13-101 known as the “Unclaimed Property Act“. Examples of reportable accounts include: Checking and Savings Ac...

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  • Fort Massachusetts, Fort Garland, John M. Francisco, 1852 In April 1852, two companies of First Dragoons from Fort Union (east of Santa Fe) and one company of Third Infantry, under command of Major George Alexander Hamilton Blake, First Dragoons, were sent to establish Fort Massachusetts, in New Mexico Territory, 80 miles north of Taos, on public land, in the heart of Ute Indian country. The land ...

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  • Notary Powers and Duties by Law of Nations “The law of nations, which is also known as customary international law, is formed by the general assent of civilized nations.” The highest judicial authority of international law is the International Court of Justice and the administrative authority is the United Nations. The Law of Nations is a work of political philosophy, international relations, and ...

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  • Notaries Public Act of 1876 The Notaries Public Act of 1876 is found in the Statutes at Large, 44th Congress, 1st Session, Chapter 304, An act to provide for the appointment of commissioners for taking affidavits, &c., for the courts of the United States. “Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That notaries public of the sev...

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  • Four Language Sea Letter, Nantucket Whaling Ship, 1854 A four-language sea letter, written in English, Spanish, French, and Dutch, required the signature of a notary to whom the vessel’s master had given a sworn oath regarding the accuracy of the document’s contents. A sea letter was written in four languages so it could be read by foreign officials at sea or in port along the voyage. It was a typ...

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  • Notaries Public Act of 1850 The Notaries Public Act of 1850 is found in the Statutes at Large, 31st Congress, 1st Session, Chapter LII, An Act to authorize Notaries Public to take and certify Oaths, Affirmations, and Acknowledgments in certain Cases. “Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That in all cases in which, under th...

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