What is a Florida Civil Law Notary?
The Florida Civil Law Notary appointment is a program in which Florida Attorneys who practice international law receive the ability to authenticate an act or attest to the validity of a document. A Florida Civil Law Notary, also known as an International Notary, may even perform regular notary public acts. A Florida Civil Notary is a Florida attorneys who is a member of the Florida Bar in good standing, who has been in the international law practice for at least five years and passes the state-administered exam.
What is the difference between a notary public and a civil law notary?
A Civil Law Notary has all of the powers of a common law notary. An International Notary, or Florida Civil Law Notary holds additional powers and responsibilities. As a notary public, ones duties may include attesting signatures, taking oaths or affidavits, and certifying copies. A Florida Civil Law Notary can perform all the actions of a notary public and are also authorized to authenticate the validity of a document, fact, or transaction.