Author Archives: Heather Cuthill

About Heather Cuthill

Heather Cuthill has over 25 years experience as a legal assistant and is Operations Manager and a partner in She has 17 years experience writing web content, and provides SEO consulting services to small business websites. Circle Heather on Google+.

To what extent can notaries and commissioners be held legally liable?

If you are a non-lawyer notary public or commissioner for oaths, you may have concerns about your exposure for liability when taking an oath, affirmation or declaration. Criminal Liability It is not your responsibility to determine the truthfulness of the … Continue reading

Posted in Legal Terms, liability | Leave a comment

What is the difference between a notary public and a commissioner for oaths?

Here in Canada (unlike in the United States), an affidavit or declaration can often be sworn or declared in front of either a commissioner for oaths or a notary public. But it is often not clear to most people what … Continue reading

Posted in Legal Terms | Leave a comment

How Safe is Your Home While You’re Away for the Holidays?

Are you heading out for a ski trip over the holidays? Going home to visit the folks for Christmas? Or maybe you’re headed south to escape the cold for a couple of weeks. Lucky you! But while you’re away, you … Continue reading

Posted in Home & Family | Leave a comment