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Thursday, January 6, 2011

Lawyer Disciplined For False Notarization Of Court Papers

Matter of Essien, ____A.D.3d___, 2010 N.Y. Slip Op. 06512 (1st Dep't. August 31, 2010), reminds us that no matter how easy it might be to do, a lawyer should never, repeat never, notarize a signature if he did not see the person sign the document. This lawyer did just that. He was disciplined by the 1st Department with a public censure. 

Of course, notaries should also never falsely notarize a dcoument and if they do they can loose their license. 

Mitchell H. Rubinstein

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/adjunctprofs/2011/01/lawyer-disciplined-for-false-notarization-of-court-papers.html

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Comments

Thats a good lesson, just be honest when dealing with official documents. Seems like common sense, but it can be tempting.

Posted by: Lansing Personal Injury Attorney | Nov 27, 2011 7:06:22 PM

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