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Secretary of State Offers Free Notary Public Seminars Across South Carolina


(Columbia, S.C.) — Secretary of State Mark Hammond is offering six free regional notary public seminars this summer and fall for all South Carolina notaries and those interested in becoming a notary.  These sessions offer a reminder that the 2014 legislative session brought many critical improvements to the law regulating South Carolina notaries public.  Most sections of the law had not been updated since the 1960s.

The full text of the law can be found here.

Notaries public hold an important position of responsibility. It is critical to understand the duties and responsibilities of notaries under the law. The key function of a notary is to protect citizens against fraudulent activity. Once commissioned as a notary public, it is the responsibility of the notary to maintain a level of training necessary to perform the duties of the position as required by law. These seminars will address state laws governing the duties and responsibilities of notaries. In addition, the seminars will provide information how notaries can avoid pitfalls related to the unauthorized practice of law.

These seminars are a public service of the Secretary of State’s Office.  Attendees are welcome to attend any notary seminar convenient to them regardless of their county of residence or the location of the seminar.

Doors will open at 5:30 pm on the day of the seminar; seminar will begin promptly at 6:00 pm; seminar will conclude by 7:30 pm.

Lexington County
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Midlands Technical College, Airport Campus
Academic Center Auditorium
1260 Lexington Drive at Traffic Circle, West Columbia

Charleston County
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Trident Technical College, Main Campus
7000 Rivers Avenue, College Center, Charleston
Building 920

York County
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
York Technical College
Baxter Hood Center, Barnes Theater
452 South Anderson Road, Rock Hill

Greenwood County
Monday, September 26, 2016
Greenwood County Library
American Veterans Auditorium
600 South Main Street, Greenwood

Florence/Darlington Counties
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Florence Darlington Technical College
Fred C. Fore Auditorium, Building 400
2715 West Lucas Street, Florence

Spartanburg County
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Spartanburg Community College
Tracy J. Gaines Building, Room G01
107 Community College Drive, Spartanburg

Contact: Renee S. Daggerhart