Remote Notary and Witness Services Available
On Wednesday April 8, 2020, Governor Whitmer issued Executive Order 2020-41 (COVID-19) encouraging the use of electronic signatures and remote notarization, witnessing, and visitation during the COVID-19 pandemic. The order temporarily suspends the requirement that notaries and other witnesses view document signings in person and allows for the use of two-way real-time audiovisual technology so long as certain conditions are met.
Working remotely from our homes, our attorneys and staff have spent extensive time reviewing the executive order and establishing a process to conduct remote notarizing and witnessing of documents for the benefit of our clients whose safety and health is our primary concern. As such our law firm is now providing remote notary and witness services for our clients and professional colleagues.
As part of the remote notary and witness process, our law firm uses Microsoft Teams to conduct online meetings. Unlike other video communication software that may be insecure or collect intrusive data, Microsoft Teams encrypts data in transit and at rest and does not collect identifying personal data. This provides our clients with the highest level of security and protection of their personal information.
If you have questions about the remote notary and witness service provided by our law firm or have other legal questions, please contact our office and ask to speak with one of our attorneys.