Publication Date

Spring 2-24-2024


Because of the very different connotation that the term notary or notary public has for the typical U.S. citizen and citizens of most other countries around the world, unscrupulous notaries in the United States can easily prey upon unsuspecting foreign-born individuals in need of legal assistance or representation and fraudulently misrepresent themselves as authorized to provide legal advice, legal document preparation, and representation across a wide range of matters—all of which constitute the unauthorized practice of law subject to civil violation and/or criminal prosecution.