The Importance of a Notary Public

Posted on 05/16/2022

Working in the legal industry, ensuring documents are certified are very important. A Notary Public serves a great purpose in doing exactly that. A notary public is a person of proven honor and authority who serves as a witness during signing of important documents. It helps to make sure the legal process does not get disrupted and all documents stay binding. They are admitted attorneys who have passed the examination for Notarial Practice, and who have been admitted as a Notary Public by the High Court of South Africa.

The Importance of a Notary Public

The benefits are of notarising documents include no forgery making the documents have an extra layer of protection when signed by the notary and ensures credibility of the document. Legal protection is provided and can help prevent contract disputes and litigation.

Certain documents are required by law to be notarially certified. The notary public has to draft a document which is then signed and witnessed with the presence of the Notary Public. These documents are known as Notarial deeds. A protocol and register of all documents have to be required.

The documents include wills, trusts, power of attorneys, affidavits and certificates which are marriage, birth, death, divorce, police clearance certificates and educational documents. Governments appoints notaries as public officers which put them in a position of trust and responsibility.

Notary publics are very important in the legal industry and always ensuring papers are 100% law binding. They are the lawyer’s right-hand man to ensuring documents are trustworthy.

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The information provided herein should not be used or relied on as professional advice. No liability can be accepted for any errors or omissions nor for any loss or damage arising from reliance upon any information herein. Always contact your professional adviser for specific and detailed advice.
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