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Notary Services Glossary beginning with J

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JLAC is the Canadian government's authentication office associated with DFAIT (Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade) in Ottawa.

Interestingly, 'JLAC' is a code, not an acronym. According to Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada - Government of Canada: "The letters 'JLAC' are a Departmental divisional coding, not a contraction of a larger title."


A jurat is the section of an affidavit or statutory declaration that must be completed by the notary, lawyer, or commissioner of oaths. Jurats require the signer to swear under oath. The jurat should include the date the statement was sworn, the place where the statement was sworn, and the signature of the commissioner before whom the statement was sworn. Pursuant to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of B.C., the commissioners name, designation, and if appropriate, expiry date of appointment, must clearly appear in the jurat. A jurat is completed under penalty of perjury.


The location where the notarial act takes place. Also known as venue.

Authority to apply the law in a given territory or region.