I just had an interesting conversation with a former attorney client, now retired about RON. Wisconsin is allowing them under a temporary emergency order due to COVID. The state passed a permanent RON statute, which goes into effect in May. The question I had for the attorney was about venue. Our statute allows any qualified notary registered with the state regardless of residence to perform RON for Wisconsin signers. Venue was always an important consideration for me because I live in Kenosha county which is a border county to the State of Illinois, a state which requires residency in order to be commissioned. RON basically says that venue is no longer an important requirement. and being in cyberspace provides you with a level of omnipresence. My question for the attorney was "if RON is acceptable, why would we even need notarization" if the requirements of notarial acts are diminished, are we not saying that notarization is unnecessary?. His response was that the law and logic don't always correspond. I completely agree.