1. A Notary may keep two active journals, one for work and one for personal use.

2. If an investigator asks to seize your journal, Notaries should refuse and refer the investigator to the Secretary of State.

3. Notaries can share the use of a single journal for their entries only if their employer authorizes it and paid for each Notary’s commission.

4. When completing journal entries, Notaries should refrain from noting the fee; it’s nobody’s business how much you charge.

5. You are completing a notarization in your office and the signer is about to sign your journal and give a thumbprint. A coworker informs you of an emergency call from home that requires your immediate attention on another phone. It is okay if you leave the office to take the call while the signer is signing your journal and giving the thumbprint.