National Association of Estate Planners and Councils

NAEPC Webinar: Remote Signing, Witnessing, and Notarization of Estate Planning Documents: Is the Future Here?

Presented by National Association of Estate Planners & Councils

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

3:00pm - 4:00pm ET

Speaker: Timothy S. Reiniger, Esq.

Remote signings and notarizations are growing in popularity, especially as a result of COVID-19, but confusion still exists amongst estate/probate practitioners. What is an online/remote notarization and witnessing? How is it performed? Is it legally authorized in my state for use with estate planning documents? Tim Reiniger, Esq, Director of Reiniger LLC, the principal author of the Virginia online notarization law as well as the Virginia Digital Identity Law, will answer these questions and more during this all-level webinar created just for NAEPC councils and members in light of the current crisis in the country. In addition to learning answers to the most popular questions surrounding remote signing and notarizations, attendees will gain a better understanding of how to prepare an office for performing eNotarizations and online/remote notarization compliantly.

About the Presenter
Timothy Reiniger serves as Director of Reiniger LLC in Portland, Maine where he provides advisory services relating to information law and policy (digital identity, privacy, information security, and notarial law). Previously, he served as the third Executive Director of the National Notary Association.  Tim has authored and spearheaded first in the nation laws for remote/online notarization (2011) and digital identity management in electronic commerce (2015), both in Virginia. As a result of these efforts, he was appointed as an ABA Advisor to the Uniform Law Commission’s drafting committee to amend the Revised Uniform Law on Notarial Acts (2018) and the Identity Management in Electronic Commerce Study Committee. And, in 2016, Tim had the honor of serving on the Advisory Committee to develop the National Notary Association’s Model Electronic Notarization Act (issued in 2017).

An internationally recognized expert on electronic signature law, digital identity law and policy, and notarial law, Tim serves on the Advisory Board of the European Union’s LIGHTest Project and as a Vice-Chair of the Information Security Committee of the ABA’s Science & Technology Law Section. He is a member of the California, District of Columbia, Maine, and New Hampshire Bars.

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The Robert G. Alexander Webinar Series

The Robert G. Alexander Webinar Series was launched in September 2013 to provide estate planners with accessible, high quality, multi-disciplinary and supplemental education.  Programs typically take place on the second Wednesday of each month at 3:00 pm ET. 

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Registration is available for individual webinars or by purchasing a yearly series subscription, which offers access to all of the programs scheduled during the calendar year for one discounted fee.    

Individual Series Type
$40 $280 ($360 value) Accredited Estate Planner® designee or Estate Planning Law Specialist certificant
$40 $280 ($360 value) Student (available to a student who is enrolled either full or part time in an undergraduate or graduate program, majoring in the disciplines of legal, accounting, trust, insurance/financial planning, or philanthropy)
$60 $420 ($540 value) Member of an affiliated local estate planning council or at-large member of NAEPC
$100 $700 ($900 value) Non-member
$250 $1,125 ($2,250 value) Council meeting / group gathering (one feed to be shown in a single location to a group that has gathered together)
Additional feeds available for $25 per feed per webinar by contacting us after the initial registration.

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For Our Councils

NAEPC understands that councils want and need compelling virtual programming options to supplement their regular calendar of events. To accommodate this need, NAEPC is offering affiliated councils on-demand* access to any four webinars for a reduced cost of $400. Choose the "Pro-Rated Group Gathering" option on the online registration form and we will contact you promptly for your selections and to provide the program links and accompanying materials.  

Councils that wish to offer continuing education credit must become the provider with their state and/or governing body.

*NAEPC will provide a website link and password to the recorded version of each webinar you choose, which can be used to show the program to council members and guests who have gathered together in person or on a virtual meeting. Please allow up to three business days after the live webinar to receive the link to the recorded program. 

Continuing Education Credit

Continuing education credit is available at most webinars for Accredited Estate Planner® designees.  In addition, a general certificate of completion will be available for those who feel the program satisfies their continuing education requirements and are able to self-file.  It is the responsibility of the attendee to determine whether their state, discipline, or designation will allow one to self-file for a distance-learning program.  Please contact prior to attending your first program if you have any questions with regard to the availability of credit. 

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