Profession notary

A notary is a lawyer or legally trained person licensed to oversee acts in legal affairs. A notary could for instance witness signing of legal documents.

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Personality Type

  • Social / Enterprising

Related professions legal services

  • Legal advisor
  • Legal associate professional

Knowledge

  • Civil law

    The legal rules and their applications used in disputes between different parties.

  • Contract law

    The field of legal principles that govern written agreements between parties concerning the exchange of goods or services, including contractual obligations and termination.

  • Constitutional law

    The regulations dealing with the fundamental principles or established precedents which govern a state or organisation.

  • Public law

    The part of law which governs relationships between individuals and the government, and the relationships between individuals which concern society directly.

  • Property law

    The law and legislation that regulates all the different ways to handle property, such as the types of property, how to handle property disputes and property contract rules.

Skills

  • Meet with clients for legal services

    Meet, interview, and advice clients to know their needs in terms of legal matters and to establish the cooperation based on the specialisation of the professional or legal firm.

  • Authenticate documents

    Authenticate official documents, ensuring that their composition and the manner in which they were signed and officiated is compliant with regulations, and thus establishing the document's authenticity and legal power.

  • Administer oaths

    Administer oaths as promises of the veracity of acts in order to be taken as legit facts.

  • Witness the signing of documents

    Observe and attest the veracity of the celebration and signing of documents having a legally binding character.

  • Issue official documents

    Issue and certify official documents to national citizens and foreigners such as passports and certificates.

  • Check official documents

    Check an individuals' official documentation, such as driver's licenses and identification, to ensure compliance with legal regulations, and to identify and assess individuals.

  • Take affidavits

    Take affidavits and confirm the veracity of the written sworn statements presented by natural persons on a voluntary basis.

  • Interpret law

    Interpret the law during the investigation of a case in order to know the correct procedures in handling the case, the specific status of the case and the parties involved, the possible outcomes, and how to present the best arguments for the most favourable outcome.

Optional knowledge and skills

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