We are a Civil Law Notary

In our Civil Law state, Louisiana notaries are sworn public officials appointed by the governor with consent of the senate and are given broad and far-reaching powers that are generally reserved for lawyers in Common Law states. They can draft and execute many different types of instruments having legal effect. Louisiana notaries may make inventories, appraisements, partitions, wills, protests, matrimonial contracts, conveyances, and, generally, all contracts and instruments in writing including authentic acts, and acknowledgements of acts under private signature.  They may even officiate at family and creditor's meetings. Civil Law notaries have been called "the common man's lawyer", yet they may not give legal advice and are not lawyers.