Two 3-hour seminars will be presented in one day. When you register for both at a discounted rate, a complimentary lunch is included. Lunch will be from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. during the break between seminars. Topics are:
Title Examination Fundamentals 101 (9:00 to 12:00) - This basic seminar is one of the Legal Education Department’s Transactional Foundations series of seminars. It is geared for the novice title examiner who has had little-to-no formal training in the mechanics and principles of title examination. Also, it may be useful for those persons who have not examined title in many years, and are seeking to refresh their title examination skills. No title searching is covered in this seminar; the seminar assumes that the examiner has the results of an appropriate title search for examination. The seminar steps the examiner through the mechanics and principles of basic title examination culminating in the preparation of a title insurance commitment. The seminar consists of a formal presentation of the principles, followed by a hands-on exercise in which a title search is examined, a title chain is developed, and a title insurance commitment is prepared. Attendees will learn about title examination maxims & principles, steps of title examination, how to create a title chain, examining deeds and mortgages, the Marketable Record Title Act, sources of Base Title, and translating title examination results into requirements or exceptions in a title insurance Commitment. Each attendee will receive a seminar book that includes a comprehensive annotated outline of the topics along with supplementary materials. The seminar is approved for 3.5 general CLE credits from The Florida Bar, and 3 hours of continuing education by NALA, and DFS.
Stay Inside the Lines – Surveys & Survey Exceptions (1:00 to 4:00) - This practical, essential skills seminar is one of the Legal Education Department’s Transactional Foundations series of seminars geared for real estate attorneys and their paralegal staff who desire training in reading, interpreting, and understanding surveys and legal descriptions. The seminar addresses the concomitant title insurance issues pertaining to surveys, general and specific survey exceptions, and coverage issues. This seminar will prove valuable to attorneys and paralegals who conduct real estate transactions, analyze or map legal descriptions, order or read surveys, and make determinations whether a legal description or survey issue renders title unmarketable. Whether the legal description unit of measurement involves a platted lot, a condominium unit, or is metes and bounds, take this course and go the distance. Different types of surveys used in Florida, for example ALTA and ACSM, are compared and contrasted, together with their minimum technical standards. Using real examples (including some from Fund claims files) attendees will develop survey reading skills and learn to translate examination results into title insurance requirements and exceptions. Special emphasis will be placed upon locating, analyzing, identifying, and interpreting survey anomalies -- matters shown on the survey that, if not rectified, must be specifically excepted from coverage or insured against before a transaction closes. This seminar is approved for 3.5 general CLE credits and .5 ethics credit with The Florida Bar, and 3 hours of continuing education by NALA, and DFS.