SOURCE: National Notary Association

May 22, 2006 06:00 ET

National Notary Association Brings America's Notaries to the Nation's Capital for 28th Annual Conference: "Tradition of Trust, Spirit of Innovation"

NNA Conference Will Deliver on Its Theme With Leading Experts in Identity Theft Detection and Prevention and Electronic Notarization Technology; North Carolina Secretary of State Elaine Marshall Honored

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 22, 2006 -- Experts from the nation's top federal enforcement agencies who protect Americans against the growing epidemics of identity theft, forgery and fraud will discuss the vital role Notaries Public play in defending national security and protecting consumers at the National Notary Association's 28th annual Conference, to be held in Washington, D.C., May 29-31.

Officials at the three-day Conference will highlight the vital role America's 4.5 million Notaries serve in detecting and preventing identity and document fraud crimes.

Speakers include:

--  Betsy Broder, Assistant Director of the Federal Trade Commission's
    Division of Privacy and Identity Protection;
--  Jonathan Rusch, Special Counsel for Fraud Prevention in the Fraud
    Section of the Criminal Division at the U.S. Department of Justice;
--  David Wintrode of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Financial
    Crimes Unit; and
--  Michael Everitt, Unit Chief of the Document Forensic Laboratory at the
    U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement, U.S. Department of Homeland
    Security.
    
To assist Notaries in upholding their professional duties as defenders of identity and personal property rights, the Conference also features more than 30 career-enhancing workshops on subjects that include professional development, immigration issues, Notary ethics and building a successful Notary Signing Agent business. An electronic notarization Lab will offer attendees hands-on experience and training on eNotarization and electronic signature issues through live demonstrations of secure document technology by industry leaders from Stewart Title and Interlink Electronics.

"For nearly 30 years, the NNA's annual Conference has served as the leading venue for America's Notaries to enhance their careers as public officials," said NNA Executive Director Timothy S. Reiniger. "In addition to the many professional development opportunities offered, attendees will learn more about the burgeoning field of eNotarization as well as their vital role in defending America's consumers through combating identity crimes."

The NNA will also present its 2006 March Fong Eu Achievement Award to North Carolina Secretary of State Elaine Marshall for initiating sweeping reforms that modernized her state's notarization laws to include a complete statutory framework for secure electronic notarization, as well as improved access of state records for citizens and businesses.

To preview the schedule or register for the NNA's 28th annual Conference, please visit www.NationalNotary.org/conference or call 1-800-US NOTARY (1-800-876-6827).

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Founded in 1957, the National Notary Association (NNA) is committed to the professional development of Notaries throughout the United States by providing education, support and advocacy. The NNA educates law makers, businesses and state officials on best notarial practices and leads efforts to make necessary changes in state and federal statutory framework.

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