New Notarial Acts Discussed in an LRT Television Program
notarurumai.lt. The Notarial Act amendment, which is to come into force on the 1st of January 2016, sets forth new notarial acts, as well as higher notarial requirements. Marius Stračkaitis, the President of the Lithuanian Chamber of Notaries and the notary of Klaipėda city, discussed the amendment in an LRT TV program Good Afternoon, Lithuania on the 16th of September.
At the beginning of the next year, the following new functions will be implemented:
1) a notary shall make executive inscriptions based on financially obliging notarized agreements.
2) a notary shall perform Apostille Certifications when notarizing documents. The certifications shall be performed according to the procedure prescribed by the government of the Republic of Lithuania. Up to now, such procedures have been carried out at consular offices of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs only.
3) a notary shall be granted the right to be a mediator in case of handling civilian disputes.
A notary shall be required to have both a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in law or a professional law degree (integrated studies in law). A two-year traineeship is required of all candidates for a notary’s position (assessors). A six-month notary traineeship is set for everybody else.
Click on the link to watch the LRT journalist’s Reda Gilytė interview with M.Stračkaitis (starting from 01:12:46): http://www.lrt.lt/mediateka/irasas/87935