eNotaryLog’s Digital Counsel, Tim Reiniger, Honored with National Notary Association Award for Spearheading Remote Online Notarization
Reiniger’s insights and commitment continue to pave the road for notary advancement, securely and digitally.
Tampa, Fla. (June 8, 2022) – Tim Reiniger, eNotaryLog’s digital counsel, was recognized at this year’s National Notary Association’s (NNA) annual conference with the 2022 March Fong Eu Achievement Award. Reiniger’s commitment and ongoing efforts to the notarial role and process has included the creation of remote online notarization (RON) in over 40 states, thus providing secure, convenient, and accessible RON services for notaries and signers throughout the United States.
The March Fong Eu Achievement Award is given annually to the individual or organization that, in the judgment of the NNA’s Executive Committee, has done the most to improve the standards, image, and quality of the office of a notary public. The March Fong Eu Achievement Award goes to honorees whose efforts led to creating or implementing a new law, program, or policy with a significant beneficial impact on the notary office.
Reiniger commented, “In the early days of the United States, Notaries were important commercial officers for international trade and later land transactions. Now we hear every day about digital commerce, which is founded on being able to verify digital identity. Notaries are becoming an important ‘low code’ assurance player in this, but the question is how best to integrate Notaries as an essential human component in the digital age. It’s a very exciting time for the Notary office.”
Reiniger played a crucial role in creating the nation’s first remote online notarization law in Virginia when use of audio-visual technology by notaries wasn’t fully understood or trusted. He helped write the RON law as well as a cutting-edge digital identity law in Virginia and spearheaded the movement for RON. After Virginia, Reiniger also worked onenactments in Montana and Texas and subsequently nearly every other state. As a result, he was commissioned by the American Bar Association as an advisor to the Uniform Law Commission’s Revised Uniform Law on Notarial Acts. His influence and work in Virginia continue to help state governors and notary commissioning officials write laws to allow remaining states to pass remote online notarization.
Bill Anderson, the NNA’s vice president of government affairs, said about Reiniger, “Every state that has enacted remote notarization owes Timothy Reiniger a debt of gratitude. In 2011, Timothy essentially had to invent how to use technology to securely identify a remote signer for a notarial act when there weren’t any similar use cases — he had to figure it out himself. It takes vision to do that, and that’s hard.”
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eNotaryLog provides nationwide remote online notarization (RON) and electronic signature solutions through its cloud-based digital services platform. The RON platform is MISMO-certified, SOC 2 compliant, and audited by leading global law firm and fintech advisor DLA Piper. With its secure technologies and RON-certified in-house notaries, consumers and businesses can notarize documents anytime and anywhere for time-saving convenience. Companies can also leverage APIs for direct integration and use their notaries to provide a convenient and seamless client experience. From online notarization of life’s essential documents to standalone electronic signature services and other emerging legal technologies, eNotaryLog focuses on simplifying digital document execution. Learn more at enotarylog.com and view career opportunities.