" A Notary is a legally qualified professional whose written documents, prepared while performing his duties, are given public faith.
A Notary is, simultaneously, a public official who gives authenticity to documents and ensures they are archived and a professional who works in an independent and impartial way based on the free choice of the interested parties.
The public and private aspects of the notarial profession are inseparable."
Article 1 of the Notaries Statute
(DL 26/2004, dated February 4th)