The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) have accepted digitally signed documents and issued electronic ‘e-Apostille’ certificates since 22nd September 2022. They claim this new system would enable a quicker, cheaper, and more efficient service for thousands of people around the globe. And it seems that a vast number of people agree: many notaries are finding clients requesting this form of legalisation.
Of course, not all documents can be legalised this way. And not all jurisdictions accept them, BUT if you are not embracing this increasingly popular method of getting documents apostilled you may find customers going elsewhere!
Back by popular demand
Is our ‘Legalisation Special’. Special because after the 3-hour accredited seminar we take a private tour of the incredibly elaborate Foreign Office building in London’s Whitehall. See photos from 2022 visit.
We have a Zoom meeting on 26 March “Electronic Legalisation and Remote notarisation”. We consider – do the two topics go hand in hand, if so, how might remote notarisation be undertaken within the rules?
Our distance learning program “Legalisation and the Electronic Execution of Documents”– accredited for 2 CPE hours – discusses the topic ‘in the round’.
E-signatures have a been around for quite some time and are used in very many different ways.
For example to sign: business contracts, real estate documents (lease and rental agreements), employment contracts or client onboarding, to name but a few.
There is a growing demand from business for lawyers to provide an electronic service as the benefits of using e-signatures are numerous. They include:
It is important to note that not all Electronic Signatures are equal. Only the most secure type – qualified electronic signatures (QES) are good enough for lawyers.
Some notaries provided a remote notarisation service during Covid-19; many – encouraged by the interest and uptake of e-signatures – are continuing to offer this service. We review the guidance provided The Faculty Office and discuss the service practicalities.
We have a Zoom meeting on 26 March “Electronic Legalisation and Remote Notarisation”. We consider, do the two topics go hand in hand, if so, how might remote notarisation be undertaken within the rules. Reserve your place here
Computerised artificial intelligence (AI), has been around for decades, suddenly it’s everywhere; and it’s scary! And the new genre of AI is scarily good: but not perfect.
After years of small machine-learning steps – suddenly, out of the blue, A.I. has taken one giant leap for mankind!
The realm of generative AI is vast and ever-expanding, encompassing a diverse array of genres that push the boundaries of creativity and innovation in the fields of:
At Law Consultancy Services as we focus only on factual (as opposed to deliberate fictional story telling) text generation.
For those new to AI we offer a basic and simple introduction to getting started. We demonstrate the unique strengths and areas of focus of the 3 main contenders for market dominance
Online dates to be announced or please enquire.
Our “Keeping up to Date” program includes making the most of artificial intelligence. If you are not already a user; how to open your own FREE account, and how to get the best results.
Our small-group seminars provide plenty of interaction and discussion. Many notaries return year-on-year to the useful and enjoyable face-to-face seminars. Detailed notes are provided to act as an ongoing aide-memoire.