Who are they and what do they do? The public notary writes public documents about legal acts and certifies facts and declarations important from the legal point of view.
What are the activities of the job? Witnesses and certifies the validity of signatures on documents, administers oaths. Accepts documents for deposit (e. g. wills, securities) or in order to pass them to other persons. Manages the work of a notary's clerk, who is his/her employee.
Can also provide legal advice, represent clients in trials. He/she can manage property and in relation to this can act as deputy of the owner. He/she can be charged with other functions, e.g. managing the bankruptcy of an estate.
Where is it done and under what conditions? Mostly in an office, some activities are done outside his/her office. In the office he/she works alone or with partners.
What tools/equipment do they use? Legal and economic rules and regulations, laws, and other legislation, information and communications technology, public electronic directories of data.