Founder, 1924 - 2006
STARTED WITH A VISION!
In 1999 this organization began as a vision of our founder,
Tim Estes, who became a notary in 1995 and soon found that
more education was needed to know how the practice worked in
the real world. To do this, it was realized that Civil Law
Notaries are public officials (not public servants),
appointed by the Governor for life, and that the oversight
rests with the Secretary of State and the District Judges.
hierarchy of Notaries Tim saw little effort to bring
about a higher degree of purity to the notary practice.
She, with the help of her husband, Jim Estes, also a
notary, pulled together a group of notaries who shared
her desire to become better by voluntary continuing
education.. THUS PCLNA was born. There
were many others who saw the need to educate past the
passing of the Notary Exam.
WHERE ARE WE NOW?
We have fought and won good things for the practice of
notary in our state as well as our group here in North
Louisiana. We have rallied as an organization to support
the legislators in Baton Rouge to pass some good laws
and to kill some bad legislation which was presented.
WHERE ARE WE GOING?
Because without a vision
a people perish, we can never rest thinking our past achievements will carry us through. The goal and purpose of PCLNA is to bring area notaries together with a common bond to strengthen our profession. By engaging speakers and teachers at the local level with information about changes in the law and notary practice, we will enhance knowledge in both form and substance related tour duties.
MONTHLY to further this endeavor. We invite
you to join us and encourage you to examine the benefits