Louisiana has a vastly different power than in the 49 other states and the District of Columbia.

​In Louisiana, Notaries have vastly different power than in the 49 other states and the District of Columbia. This is due to Louiaiana’s French heritage. Like Notaries in France and the Latin nations, Louisiana Notaries have the authority not only to witness the signing and acknowledging of documents but also to draft and prepare many different documents. They carry out many of the functions that attorneys perform throughout the rest of the United States.

Louisiana Notaries are highly trained professionals who are attorneys in most cases. Aside from certain witnessing points that they share with other U.S. Notaries, their duties in drafting and preparing documents are betony the scope of this ……

Louisiana laws on notaries public can be found in Title 35 of Louisiana Statutes. Pursuant to La. R.S. 35:1, the governor may appoint notaries public, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, and upon their meeting the qualifications for notaries public in the different parishes. La. R.S. 35:2 provides that notaries public have the power within their several parishes:


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