Richard P. Bullock, JD, NP
Richard Bullock was commissioned as a notary public before entering law school at Louisiana State University. Richard graduated Order of the Coif (1991) and served as law clerk to Justice James Dennis of the Louisiana Supreme Court. He is a former chairman of the East Baton Rouge Parish notary examination committee. He is author of the desk reference Wills, Trusts, and Successions: The Notarial Role. Richard currently serves as a consultant to the LSU Center for Assessment and Evaluation on the development of the Louisiana notary public examination and a co-author and technical editor of the Louisiana Notary Public Examination Official Study Guide.
René B. deLaup, JD, NP
René B. deLaup is a solo appellate attorney in New Orleans. He graduated from Tulane Law School in 1987. He was the author of Solidarity and Employer Fault The Louisiana Civil Code to the Rescue, 42 Louisiana Bar Journal 536 (1995). The recommendations of this article are substantially codified at La. R.S. 23:1104. He was the editor of the Section News newsletter of the Louisiana State Bar Association Solo and Small Firm Section from 2000–2003. He was assistant editor for Levy’s Cites, a personal injury newsletter, from 1988–1994. He is a technical editor for the Louisiana Notary Public Examination Official Study Guide.
Sydney I. Horn, JD, NP
Syd Horn is a retired attorney in Lake Charles. He instructed non-attorney candidates preparing for the Calcasieu parish notarial qualifying exam or over 20 years. He estimates the number of non-attorney notaries commissioned after taking his course is about 2500. Syd retired from teaching in 2005 to accept a consulting role with the LSU Center for Assessment and Evaluation on the development of the Louisiana notary public examination. He received his J.D. from Tulane University School of Law in 1964 and has been practicing law ever since, hoping, as he says, that “One of these days, I’ll get it right.” Mr. Horn is the author of the textbook The Louisiana Notarial Handbook & Study Guideand a contributing writer for the Louisiana Notary Public Examination Official Study Guide
Susan L. Johnson, NP
Susan Johnson graduated with a degree in Arts in History/Government from Southeastern Louisiana University in 1982, and of the Paralegal Studies Institute at Louisiana State University (LSU) in 1988. She was named Louisiana’s “Outstanding Paralegal of the Year” in 1990 for her contributions to the paralegal profession. She has been a notary public since 1988 and is currently commissioned in Tangipahoa Parish. She is co-author of A Basic Louisiana Notary Guide, second edition, (3 volumes) and of A Handbook for Louisiana Notary Study, Second edition. From 1998 until 2005, she was instructor of the Notary Public Preparation Course at LSU BR. She left that position to accept a consulting role in connection with the development of the Louisiana notary public examination. She is a co-author of the Louisiana Notary Public Examination Official Study Guide.
Mary E. Tharp, JD, NP
Mary Tharp is a partner with the Baton Rouge law firm of Taylor, Porter, Brooks, & Phillips, L.L.P. She is a 1980 graduate of the Paul M. Hebert School of Law at Louisiana State University. She has been a guest lecturer on property matters for the Institute of Real Estate Law at LSU, the Institute of Paralegal Education at Eau Claire, Wisconsin, and the Louisiana Notary Association. Mary is also a guest lecturer on ethics for the Louisiana Notary Association and the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel. She was an instructor of real estate law in the Paralegal Studies program at LSU 1990-1998.
Gregory R. Olivier-deKeyzer, JD, NP
Greg DeKeyzer is a practicing avocat et notaire in New Iberia. He established this publication in 1983. Now in its 26th year, Louisiana Notary sets the standard for delivering timely and thorough content on notarial law and practice in Louisiana. Greg handed down the pen in 2000, but continues to lend his guiding wisdom to his successor editor.