A notary public in America is not the equivalent of a notario publico in Spanish-speaking countries like Mexico. A notary public is not a lawyer and is not authorized by the state to give legal advice or provide legal services. This video, which is in Spanish and English, is intended to assist consumers in avoiding confusion between notaries and notarios when seeking legal help with immigration matters. (19:38)
Created by Rachel J. Wechsler, J.D. 2009 & Alexis Sclamberg, J.D. 2009.
This video is from the Penn Program on Documentaries and the Law that combines the study and production of documentary videos with legal education at Penn Law.
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