Morocco allows women to take up public notary positions

RABAT. – Morocco has approved a motion allowing women in the country to become public notary officials, an occupation that has traditionally only been held by men. King Mohammed VI on Monday endorsed the decision through a royal decree, which would amend an existing law. The move authorises women across the country to perform a number of duties in accordance with Islamic law, including documenting marriages on behalf of the government. As Islamic public notary officials – a profession locally known as the “adoul” – women can now also manage inheritance cases, administer real estate transactions, and document witness testimonies required for trials. According to local media reports, the Minis


Michelle Norwood, a notary public since 2012, will present “The Louisiana Notary Public” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, at the West Bank Regional Library, 2751 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey. Jan 25, 2018 7 p.m. Thursday West Bank Regional Library 2751 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey Norwood will discuss the history of the Louisiana Notary; differences between the powers of the Louisiana Notary Public compared with notaries in other states; family-related document review; and steps to become a Louisiana notary.

Costa Rica Notaries Cannot Marry Same-Sex Couples

Superior Notarial Council of Costa Rica says notaries cannot register same-sex marriages 19 January 2018 Despite a resolution of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights that guarantees same-sex marriages in Costa Rica, the first gay couple to have tied the knot tomorrow will have to wait. This morning (Friday), the Consejo Superior de Notariado de Costa Rica (Superior Notarial Council of Costa Rica) confirmed Thursday’s order that notaries cannot marry people of the same-sex. In the report by La Nacion, the order says, “That, until there is a legislative reform, or an annulment sentence is issued in a constitutional way, the rules that regulate marriage in Costa Rica, specifically the artic


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Plaquemine attorney reinstated following suspension

by Karen Kidd Jan. 11, 2018, 7:00pm Plaquemine attorney Ali Zito Shields has been reinstated to practice law in Louisiana following a Jan. 9 Louisiana Supreme Court decree after being suspended in 2015 over alleged misconduct stemming from divorce proceedings. Sheilds' reinstatement was effective immediately and she was ordered to pay costs in the proceedings, according to the high court's two-page decree. Shields was suspended a year and a day following a February 2015 state Supreme Court attorney disciplinary proceeding over allegations she instructed a client to use Shields' name on divorce pleadings and failed to return a client file, provide an accounting and refund an unearned fee coop

I'm Named As Trustee of My Mother's Trust, But I'm Out of State. I Need Help!

Louisiana has amended the Trust Code in Title 9 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes to enable a Trustee to appoint an agent by mandate, such that the Trustee can delegate ministerial duties to the mandatary, or duties which the Trustee cannot be reasonably expected to perform himself. Take a look at LRS 9:2087. The statute gives a nonexclusive list of items which are ministerial duties, but the trust may be drafted to include other items, or exclude items named in the statute. The flexibility this gives to a Trustee is significant, and should be considered in the tools you use in drafting, as well as being added to your setup checklist



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