May, 2011  Kimberly Hamilton has joined the US Mobile Notary Association. 
Jennifer McKenzie Earns CFE Credential

Austin, TX – April 26, 2011- The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), the world’s largest anti-fraud organization and leading provider of anti-fraud training and education, is pleased to award Jennifer McKenzie, of Clayton, NC, the globally-preferred Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) credential. In order to become a CFE, McKenzie has met a stringent set of criteria and passed a rigorous exam administered by the ACFE.

Diamond Eye Legal is proud to donate to such a wonderful cause in the fight against breast cancer.  The North Carolina Paralegal Association has a team in  the 2011 NC Triangle Race for a Cure.
Follow the link to learn how you can participate or donate.

Susan G Komen for the Cure.

Texas House Bill 962 eliminates requirement for notarization and allows e-filing of documents. Click link to read entire bill.
HB 962
Jim Blackburn Seminars
From the perspective of a lawyer who once had it all, and lost it, Jim Blackburn offers suggestions on how to regain hope and passion in your life and career. Jim has learned through experience that satisfaction with life and the practice of law, or whatever career you may have, takes faith, friendship, laughter, humility, acceptance of responsibility and the will to persevere. It is the will not to give up that ultimately brings hope.
Diamond Eye has been to many conference and association meetings the past few months.  We have enjoyed meeting so many new people!! 
In Virginia and effective this month, the Sheriff can now serve electronically. BUT ONLY the Sheriff.....

5. A sheriff may serve process electronically on a registered agent or other person who has agreed to accept service as otherwise provided by law. If electronic delivery is used, the sheriff shall retain sufficient proof of the electronic delivery, which may be an electronic receipt of delivery, a confirmation that the notice was sent by facsimile, or a certificate of service prepared by the sheriff confirming the electronic delivery. The sheriff may charge an additional fee not to exceed $10 for such electronic service.
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After a jury found an Elbert County man guilty of felony menacing, the 59-year-old will face his sentencing in April. George Sumpter was found guilty on Jan. 20 and will be sentenced at 9 a.m. April 18 for threatening to shoot a civil process server.

On June 27, 2009, Elbert County sheriff’s deputies responded to a disturbance involving Sumpter and the civil process server, a retired firefighter. Sumpter had a gun in his front pocket when he threatened to shoot the victim in the head. The victim’s son, who was in the car at the time, overheard the threat, said Michelle Nail, public information officer for the sheriff’s office.

“Both Mr. Sumpter and the victim contacted Elbert County Communications requesting a deputy,” Nail said. “However, when the deputy arrived, Mr. Sumpter refused to come out and speak with him. Ultimately, he did come out, at which time he was arrested.”

Nail said a search warrant for Sumpter’s home revealed two handguns.


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