Are you advising legal notarization? What you need to know about Remote Online Notarization

11 Aug

How to Prepare Your Clients for Remote Online Notarization

How to Prepare Your Clients for Remote Online Notarization

Tuesday, August 11, 2020 (9:00 AM to 10:00 AM)
1 CE Hours

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Join Ruth Miles and Jamie Weddle, from the Oregon Secretary of State, and Rich Bailey, Regional Underwriting Counsel, First American Title to learn more about the new policies on Remote Online Notarization.
  • Learn about notarization – what’s required of notaries and types of transactions
  • Demystify Remote Online Notarization – explain differences between this and other methods of notarization
  • Get tips on preparing clients for RON notarizations
  • Learn who to contact with questions or concerns


Ruth Miles
With 18 years of experience running small businesses to add to her nine years of service in the Legislative branch, Ruth Miles understands first-hand the challenges entrepreneurs face. Following over five years of service as Secretary of State’s inaugural Small Business Advocate, Ruth stepped into service as the Corporation Division Director.

In this role, she oversees the legacy systems of the Corporation Division, including business registry, UCC, notary commissioning and regulation, as well as the Small Business Advocacy office.

Ruth has also served as the inaugural Tribal Liaison for Secretary of State since 2018. In this capacity, she oversees agency relations with nine federally recognized tribes with a political headquarters within Oregon. She works continuously to improve communication between the Secretary of State and tribal sovereign governments. Ruth completed her professional certification in tribal relations through Portland State University in August 2019.

Jamie Weddle
I am a Training, Compliance and Operations officer for the Corporation Division located within the Oregon Secretary of State. I am responsible for training all staff as well as ensuring compliance in all areas of the division. I also provide assistance to attorneys and service companies in regards to compliance. I have worked with the division for 10 years and am a subject matter expert for the business registry, notary and uniform commercial code programs.

I worked with the Oregon Law Commission as part of a work group to craft legislation for Remote Online Notarization. I assisted in creating temporary rules, training, forms and website content after it’s temporary implementation. I provide information

Rich Bailey
Rich Bailey is Regional Underwriting Counsel for First American Title Insurance Company and is located in Portland, Oregon.

Rich has over nineteen years of experience in the real estate industry. Before joining First American in 2015, Rich spent over fifteen years as a real estate and lending attorney at various law firms in Oregon and Michigan (most recently as a Shareholder at Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, PC in Portland, Oregon), and two years as general counsel for a small real estate development company in Michigan.

In addition to a law degree from Lewis & Clark College, Rich has a Masters of Business Administration degree from The Ohio State University and a Bachelors of Business Administration degree from Eastern Michigan University. He also worked in the business world for five years before attending law school in the areas of corporate accounting and sales.

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