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Secretary McCulloch Names 2015 Notary of the Year

Sabrina Hallsten, Montana's Notary of the Year 2015

Secretary of State Linda McCulloch has announced that Sabrina Hallsten of Helena is Montana’s 2015 Notary of the Year.

Hallsten is the senior paralegal and supervisor at the law firm of Luxan & Murfitt where she has been employed since 2007.  She has been a notary since 2008 and has been active in promoting excellence in notarial practices within her office and among the members of the Montana Association of Legal Assistants in her role on the Professional Development and Standing Seminar Committees.  She is also a member of the State Bar of Montana, Paralegal Section.  She has played an active role in advocating for improvements to Montana’s notary laws and she has hosted several classes and teleconferences for fellow notaries and legal professionals to help them stay current with changes in notary laws. 

"Sabrina Hallsten stood out in a strong field of nominees for her excellent service to others and her high standards of practice,” Secretary McCulloch said. “She exemplifies what an important role a notary plays in our communities.”

By virtue of this award, Hallsten will be automatically nominated by Secretary McCulloch for the National Notary of the Year award given annually by the National Notary Association.

Secretary McCulloch started the Montana Notary of the Year award in 2009 as a way to raise the visibility of the invaluable work done by notaries in Montana.  Hallsten is the sixth  Montana Notary of the Year.

"Notaries are the first line of defense against many types of fraud because they are responsible for determining the identity of the person who signs a document, swears an oath, or performs any of the other acts that require a notary public," Secretary McCulloch said. "I'm eager to present this award to such a deserving notary public."


 

All Notary of the Year Winners

Sabrina Hallsten, Montana's Notary of the Year 2015

Sabrina Hallsten
2015 Montana Notary of the Year
Helena, Montana
Luxan & Murfitt

Gayle Doney, Montana's Notary of the Year 2014

Gayle Doney
2014 Montana Notary of the Year
Lewistown, Montana
Montana Tenth Judicial District Court

Tara Bradford, Montana's Notary of the Year 2013

Tara Bradford
2013 Montana Notary of the Year
Bozeman, Montana
Encompass

Elwood English, Montana's Notary of the Year 2011

H. Elwood English
2011 Montana Notary of the Year
Billings, Montana
Montana Notary Guild

Carolyn Barton, Montana's Notary of the Year 2010

Carolyn Barton
2010 Montana Notary of the Year
Kalispell, Montana
Glacier Bank

Debra Kelly, Montana's Notary of the Year 2009

Debra Kelly
2009 Montana Notary of the Year
Livingston, Montana
Sky Federal Credit Union