DeKalb residents interested in becoming notaries public can attend two notary training sessions on March 8.

The 90-minute sessions, hosted by DeKalb Superior Court Clerk Debra DeBerry and the Georgia Superior Court Clerks’ Cooperative Authority, start at 9 a.m. and at 11 a.m.

Both are free to attend. 

This training workshops are also highly recommended for  anyone who is a notary public in the state of Georgia.

notary public is a person appointed by a state government whose primary role is to serve the public as an impartial witness when important documents are signed. 

Debra DeBerry

Debra DeBerry

DeBerry said that it is important to remember that a notary public should perform their duties to the utmost extent of the law.

“Failure to do so could result in costly lawsuits and penalties as a notary is liable for his or her actions,” she said.

The sessions will take place at the county’s Maloof Auditorium, 1300 Commerce Drive in downtown Decatur.

The deadline to reserve a seat for the training sessions is 3 p.m. on March 7.

To attend or for more information, contact Twinette Jones at tajones@dekalbcountyga.gov or 404-371-2250.