ANZCN Biennial Conference in 2018: Announced

The Australian and New Zealand College of Notaries has informed its members that the 2018 Biennial Conference will be held in Osaka, Japan. The advance notice indicates that the Conference will most likely be held in the first week of October, however final dates are yet to be settled. The last Conference was held in New Zealand in 2016 and provided an invaluable opportunity for local and international notaries to network and exchange ideas about the future of the profession as well as provide a venue for members’ professional development. It is hoped that the next Conference will be well attended and that Australian notaries will have the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the notarial profession in Japan.

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ANZCN Biennial Conference 2016: Announced

The Australian and New Zealand College of Notaries has announced that its 2016 Biennial Conference will be hosted in Queenstown, New Zealand, between 6 and 8 October 2016. Attendees at the Conference will be able to claim the full 10 credit units for the mandatory continuing legal education requirements for legal practitioners. Further details will be forthcoming in January 2016. For more information, interested parties should contact the ANZCN directly.

Notice: Society of Notaries of NSW, “Twilight Seminar”

The Society of Notaries of New South Wales will be hosting a “Twilight Seminar” on Tuesday 17 November 2015 for solicitors practicing as notaries in this jurisdiction. There will be three topics covered, and presentations will be made by professionals and specialists in their given field. These will include:

Justin Betar who will focus on a refresher on the execution of documents (including the execution of documents by companies) and the importance of preparing a proper Notarial certificate. He will also cover what the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has highlighted as improper certificates, Notaries using rubber “stamps” as Notarial certificates, particularly regarding education documents. Mr. Bedar is a Notary Public and Lawyer practicing in Sydney CBD. He is the Secretary of The Society of Notaries of New South Wales Inc., and has a particular interest about Notary education. Mr. Bedar was appointed as the Honorary Counsel for the Republic of Ghana in September 2013.

His Honour, Justice Steven Rares will delve into the world the importance of Notaries in international arbitrations and the Admiralty jurisdiction and provide some tips in identifying forged documents. Justice Rares is a Judge of the Federal Court of Australia and is the National co-convening judge and the New South Wales registry convening judge for the Admiralty and Maritime Practice Area.

Alistair Marshal will provide useful and simple ideas on improving the overall performance of the law firm by implementing simple, achievable and cost effective solutions to common problems and issues. Mr. Marshal is a business development expert in Sydney and works with small and large law firms as well as other professionals to increase referrals, new instructions and enhance profit.

Attendance at this seminar will entitle the practitioner to claim 2.5 units of the annual mandatory continuing legal education requirement. For more information about this seminar series, readers are encouraged to contact the Society of Notaries of New South Wales directly.