Francis M. Boyer, Esq., principal attorney at Boyer Law Firm, P.L. is an appointed Florida Civil Law Notary.

Florida Civil Law Notary


A Florida Civil Law Notary is a person who is a member in good standing of The Florida Bar, who has practiced law for at least 5 years, and who is appointed by the Florida Secretary of State as a Civil Law Notary. Civil Law Notaries are required to pass a State-administered exam. The Florida Civil Law Notary program is a program for Florida Attorneys who practice international law and who have a need to authenticate an act or attest to the validity of a document. This is especially beneficial for Attorney Boyer, who is also Board Certified as an Expert and Specialist in International Law by the Florida Bar.

Civil Law Notary vs Regular Notary

A Civil Law Notary has all of the powers of a common law notary, but they also have many additional powers and responsibilities. They are responsible for the entire content of the document, whereas a regular notary is simply responsible for attesting to the validity of the signature on the document. A Civil Law Notary must also be an attorney, which means they can provide legal advice. Although there are many Common Law Notaries in the State of Florida, there are very few Civil Law Notaries