How is a Louisiana Notary Different?

Notary Public

Louisiana is the only state in the United States that is a Civil Law jurisdiction.  A Notary under Civil Law has a greater depth of abilities than those notaries from common law jurisdictions.  Louisiana notaries can draft sales, donations, transfers, wills, affidavits, and many other legal documents for the general public.  In the Parish of Orleans, notaries kept the official records of property transactions until the Clerk of Court began maintaining the records.  Attached is an article by Alejandro M. Garro that was published by The American College of Mortgage Attorneys, “The Role of the Notary in the Civil Law Tradition.”