Draffing Legal Instruments, Authentication of Legal Instruments and Public Repository of Legal Instruments
Because the civil notary is an attorney, he or she can render legal services in connection with any transaction for which the civil notary is performing the notarial function. However, unlike the common law system in the U.S., the civil law notary is expressly authorized by law to represent the transaction rather than a particular party to the transaction. However, the civil law notary is prohibited from acting as both notary and advocate for a party to the transaction. If the civil law notary drafts the relevant legal document, he or she must make sure that the legal instrument accurately represents the intent of the parties, that the parties understand the legal nature and effect of the instrument and that the legal instrument complies with applicable law. In complex transactions, the parties may each be represented by an attorney and the attorneys work with the civil law notary to draft the legal instrument.
International Civil Law Notary (also known as an International Notary, a Juridico or Juridical Notary Public outside the United States). The law firm has maintained a concentration of practice in the International Law field for over 30 years. The majority of the practice is transactional in nature and offers services through its offices and affiliate offices in several areas of the world. International contracts, divorce and custody proceedings, purchases, sales, and negotiations worldwide, we can provide counsel domestically and abroad. The firm advises on legal and contractual issues dealing with OFAC (Oftice of Foreign Asset Control) in restricted countries. Mr. Gore is past Chair of the International Law Section of the Florida Bar.