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Legal Word of the Day: “Notary”

“Notary” – In Ontario, notaries verify that signatures, marks and copies of documents are true or genuine. They are also able to administer oaths. Paralegals and lawyers in Ontario are not automatically notaries public. Paralegals and lawyers are, however, by virtue of office, Commissioners of Oaths — able to administer an oath to an identified […]

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By Virtue of Office: Commissioner of Oaths Changes

Starting July 1, paralegals will no longer need to apply to be appointed Commissioners for Taking Oaths. A new regulation will designate licensed paralegals as commissioners for taking affidavits by virtue of office. All licensed paralegals will be able to take affidavits without having to apply for a commissioner appointment and paying an appointment fee. […]

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