Can a lawyer notarize a document that they have signed?
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In many situations, the answer is yes. This might include affidavits and discovery responses in a litigation matter, or contracts, deeds of trust, deeds and other transactional instruments. In situations involving wills, it is often the practice that one of the drafting lawyer's secretaries or paralegals will notarize the instrument. Unless there is a specific prohibition in the Tennessee ethics rules governing the legal profession, a lawyer would be able to notarize many types of documents s/he prepares for you, assuming the lawyer's notary credentials are current with the state. Best wishes to you this holiday and new year.