SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi will host a training seminar for New Jersey Notaries Public at the John H. Stamler Police Academy, 1776 Raritan Road in Scotch Plains, on Friday, April 3, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

“We offer this opportunity as a professional course that benefits the whole community, and all are welcome,” said Ms. Rajoppi. “The seminar is also popular with current notaries who wish to ensure that they are up to date on issues affecting notaries.”

Ms. Rajoppi will introduce the session and review the application process. Union County Surrogate LaCorte, Esq. will speak about the legal aspects of the functions of notaries public.

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The seminar will cover the steps for proper notarization and other topics, including how to complete a notary journal and how to examine identification documents.

Coffee and a light breakfast will be served. Attendees should note that the Business Casual dress code at the John J. Stamler Police Academy is strictly enforced. Jeans and sneakers are not permitted, and men must wear shirts with collars.

Registration is required to attend and space is limited to the first 50 registrants. A fee of $10.00 is required to secure a spot. Downloadable registration forms are available through the County Clerk’s website, at For additional information contact Donna Connell, 908-527-4999 or