Notary Public & Legal Support Network Blog

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

SOP on Federal Property

I had to laugh today. One of my process servers had to serve a document at Shriver Job Corps. It was a simple demand letter that any disinterested person could serve. Regardless, my server went inside Job Corps and asked to see the people he was attempting to serve. One person was unavailable so he served it on an agent of Job Corps. The other person was the head of security. He handed the gentleman the paper and the security guard looked up and said to him, "do you know you're on Federal property?" The guard went on to spew some bullshit story about how he, as an officer on federal property, cannot be served.

My server explained to him that it doesn't matter what type of property it is. So, once again, the guy said, "do you know you're on Federal property?" Irritated, my process server said in a sarcastic tone, "do you know you're only a security guard! I don't care if this is holy ground and you're the Pope!"

He served the paper and walked away and the guard told him he'll be hearing from the director of Job Corps.

Some people crack me up! ........................... I guess you had to be there. :)

UPDATE: Although the guard tried to intimidate my process server, and after spewing crap about how he can't be served, Job Corps called my client and agreed to comply with the demand letter I drafted and had served. What happened to the process being voidable because it was served on "Federal property"? ---- Jackass, pure jackass. -ROTFLMAO-

Sunday, January 27, 2008


As of January 2008, membership in this Network will be by invitation only. This new policy will not affect current members, however.

Furthermore, every affiliate must possess two year's of experience and must pass a C.O.R.I. check. Anyone who has ever been convicted of a felony, any drug related offenses (under 10 years old), domestic abuse, and/or any crimes directed towards a police officer, will not be eligible for membership.

There are no fees or dues owed once you become a member. Any money owed to you for services will be paid by the client requesting the service (i.e., attorney).

Why the policy change? This matter was voted on by the current (800) members throughout Massachusetts -- 428 members voted in favor of this motion, while the remaining 372 members voted against this motion.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Proposed Policy Change

I'm proposing a new policy that will target notary public members. If you agree, you’re encouraged to login and vote. Also, I suggest letting Korey know of your thoughts regarding my policy change because nothing can be changed without his authorization.

Last year, out of 1,800 (rounded) notary service requests, 56 clients complained about the notaries we sent to them -- 2% of the complaints dealt with improper notarizations; 59% dealt with the notaries showing up later then the scheduled times; and 39% of the complaints dealt with the notaries lack of knowledge concerning their duties as a notary public.

Although 56 complaints out of 1,800 notarizations is relatively low, I want to have our Network provide the best possible notary services. Therefore, my proposed policy change will be as follows:

The Massachusetts Notary Public & Legal Support Network's policy on Notary Public members is as follows (pg. 73):

"Any commissioned Massachusetts Notary Public may become a member of this Network once their status is confirmed by the Governor's Council. However, a Notary may be denied membership if their commission has any valid complaints on file with the Commonwealth. . . What constitutes a “valid” complaint will be at the discretion of the Founder. . ."

I would like to delete that paragraph and have it read:

"A commissioned Notary Public, pursuant to MGL c. 222 s. 1, is eligible for membership in this Network if the Notary works in the legal field and has at least 1.5 years of experience as a practicing Notary Public. Otherwise, for all other Notaries Public not working in the legal field, the Notary must demonstrate, to the satisfaction of the Founder, that he/she is in full compliance with Executive Order 455 (04-04). If the Founder determines that the Notary Public has demonstrated compliance, a Certificate of Membership shall be issued in accordance with our policy."

Please login and vote either to accept this new policy or to reject it. Voting will end on January 31, 2008.