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Massachusetts Emergency Remote Online Notarization Act: FAQs and Checklist


Remote Online Notarization Act (attached) was signed into law on April 27, 2020 by Governor Baker.  

These are in effect until three days after the state of emergency ends.


See these materials developed by the private bar:

  • Checklist (by Jennifer Flanagan,Vacovec) and
  • FAQs (developed by Ruth Mattson, Vacovec, Jennifer Taddeo, ConnKavanaugh, and Sarah M. Richards, Nixon Peabody).

Here is a link to a free Massachusetts Bar Foundation CLE on this topic:  

Virtual Notarization During COVID-19
Presenter: Joblin C. Younger, Esq., LL.M., Law Office of Jobin C. Younger PC, Beverly
This newly recorded video provides a 30-minute overview of how to use the new virtual notarization statute in Massachusetts.
Attorney Joblin C. Younger discusses the logistical requirements for signing and recordkeeping, answers some frequently asked questions, and suggests helpful template language and clauses for documents.
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