Yup. The only thing a notarized waiver does is make it much more difficult
to convince a Judge that someone "inadvertantly" signed a waiver. You paid
good money to sign a notarized waiver so it wasn't an 'accident'.
The subject line of 'Overkill??' The answer is, yes TA authorizations are
overkill for Æthelmearc. Most of our Marshalls view it as an insult of our
ability to do our jobs in maintaining line safety. Line safety is a serious
issue but it ain't rocket science. 80% of being a good Marshal is using
Common Sense with 15% being experience and/or training and with a good
marshallate we have no need to auth the Archer. In fact, I would tend to
believe that having a line of authed Archers in no way makes my job of line
Marshal any easier. The responsibilities are exactly the same either way and
having the line filled with 'authed' Archers may, in fact, lead some
marshalls into a false sense of security with a subsequent lessening of the
level of awareness due the range.
Nah. Too much added make due work for the control oriented personallities
with little appreciative return for the effort.
Subject: Re: [SCA-Archery] Re: overkill or not
> Good post Brad, I think you understand many of the differences well.
> BTW, notarizing a waiver doesn't change it's status in court at all.
> And it doesn't matter what state one is in - they cannot sign away their
> right to sue at all. In fact, a minor has the right to file suit for
> something his parent authorized once he becomes of age. So, even if a
> parent signs all the waivers, consent forms, permissions, and whatever
> and then something happens and they sign a release saying they are ok
> with it, the minor can then sue in his own right once he becomes 18.
> What the paperwork does do, however, is make it much easier to win once
> the suit is heard. (Yeah, I spent my time as a seneschal, too).