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Laura Bagby is Communications Director at the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism, where she develops and executes strategy to elevate the Commission among attorneys…

Laura Bagby is Communications Director at the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism, where she develops and executes strategy to elevate the Commission among attorneys and judges in Illinois. Laura leverages communications channels to educate and engage with the legal community in support of the Commission’s mission of increasing civility and professionalism to enable the administration of justice.

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Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker has issued updated guidelines addressing the services of notary publics and the remote witnessing of document signings. The guidelines are in response to social distancing recommendations linked to the coronavirus outbreak. Executive Order 2020-14, which was issued on March 26, states that during the duration of the Gubernatorial Disaster Proclamation related to the outbreak of COVID-19, the following should be observed: The requirement that a person must “appear before” a notary public is satisfied if the notary public performs a remote notarization via two-way audio-video communication technology, provided that the notary public is physically located within Illinois while… Continue Reading