The Ohio Land
Title Association is pleased to invite you to the 104th Annual
Convention at the Hilton Columbus/Polaris in Columbus, Ohio.
Schedule of Events/Course Descriptions
Sunday, September 8,
12:00 pm –
3:30 pm – 4:30
4:30 pm – 5:30
Regional Title Associations
6:15 pm –
invite everyone to attend the OLTAPAC Reception to support the Ohio title industry’s
Political Action Committee and its advocacy efforts. The suggested donation is $30, made by
personal check or credit card to OLTAPAC.
7:00 pm –
OLTA Welcome Dinner, Sponsored
by First American Title Insurance Company
welcomes you to Columbus for the 104th Annual Convention. Relax with your industry colleagues for a
casual evening of dinner and entertainment.
Monday, September 9,
7:00 am – 5:00 pm
7:45 am – 8:30 am
7:45 am – 5:00 pm
CE Session 1
(Morning) – 2.75 Title, 2.0 Title Ethics Hours and 2.5 Legal Credits
8:30 – 8:45 am
8:45 am – 9:30 am
Paperless Options for Title Insurance Agents
Peter Johnson, Pioneer Technology Group and Scott Fairbanks, GreenFolders
are numerous paperless options for today's title agency. Cloud storage,
closing production software, paperless management systems, transaction
management platforms, and secure document delivery each represent a piece of
the paperless "puzzle" for title agencies. The topic for
discussion is the relative merits of each technology, how they work (or don't
work) together, and what implications security plays in this process in the new
9:30 am – 9:45 am
9:45 am – 10:00 am
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Where do I start? How? When? Gulp!
Craig Haskins, Knight Barry Title,
So... you own
or manage a title agency and you've been tasked with implementing the seven
Best Practice Pillars - some of which are entirely new concepts and procedures
for your company. No problem, right? But wait, where do I start?
How much time will I need? And how much time will it take? Have these and other questions answered.
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Moderator: Craig Haskins, Knight Barry Title, Inc. Panelists: Tom
Finnegan, First Merit Mortgage, David Townsend, Agents National Title Insurance
Co. and Leslie Wyatt, SoftPro
A panel comprised of an underwriter, lender and
software vendor will address the ALTA Best Practices from their perspective,
explaining what they will be seeking from title agents to be compliant with the
Best Practices and how software may assist title agents in satisfying these
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
CE Session 2
(Afternoon) – 3.5 Title Hours, 3.5 Legal
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Privacy Primer for Title Companies
Jane Hils Shea, Frost Brown Todd
will address an overview of data privacy law as it relates to title insurance
companies, including the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act. In addition, Jane Hils
Shea will address best practices concerning privacy policies and security
procedures and recent FTC enforcement actions.
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Insurable Title: Lien Release Tracking
Pat Carney and Kristen Malcom,
reQuire Release Tracking
regulations and contractual duties provide the mortgage servicer and title
insurer with the minimum guidelines to comply with the mortgage lien release.
They do not, however, fulfill the reasonable expectation of the consumer that
their paid off mortgage at closing will clear the mortgage lien from their
recorded title. This session will examine the varying perspectives of parties
associated with the residential real estate closing with a focus on the
mortgage lending process, increasing regulations, industry best practices and
what they mean for your customer- the consumer.
3:00 pm – 3:15 pm
3:15 pm – 3:45 pm
Bill Burding, Orange Coast Title
Listen to an
update on the latest news from the American Land Title Association concerning
its federal advocacy efforts, including a review of federal laws impacting
settlement agents, ALTA’s response to vetting companies, ALTA’s development of
"Best Practices”, a review of required written privacy and information
programs, and a review of the required disaster recovery program.
3:45 pm – 4:00 pm
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Who Wants to
be a Title Millionaire?
Michael Holden, North American Title
Insurance Co., Rick Rennell, BayPort Consulting, LLC, Mike Wypasek, Fidelity
National Title Insurance
It’s the game
show you know from TV. Your host Regis Philbin (OLTA’s version, that is) will
be there to ask the questions and our team of researchers will have all
questions about title insurance for the contestants. Contestants will be
chosen from the audience and the prizes will be real…but may not total a
million dollars! Join us for this fun and interactive game to test your
land title knowledge.
6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Presidents Reception (By Invitation)
The OLTA Past
Presidents invite the past Honorary Life Member Award and Meritorious Award
recipients to a reception to honor their service to the Association and to
Ohio’s title industry.
6:30 pm – 7:00pm
Sponsored by Simplifile
Join us in
the Polaris Foyer for the Inaugural Banquet Reception.
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Annual Convention Inaugural Banquet, Sponsored
by the OLTA Underwriter Members
optional banquet will include the installation of the 2013 Ohio Land Title
Association Officers and Board of Trustees including the installation of Frank
Long as OLTA’s 91st President.
The banquet will conclude with a presentation of awards.
Tuesday, September 10,
7:00 am – 12:00 pm
7:30 am – 8:15 am
CE Session 3
– 3.25 Title Credits, 3.0 Legal Credits
8:15 am – 8:30 am
8:30 am – 9:15 am
Underwriting Hot Topic Panel
Sean Harley, Westcor Land Title Insurance
Co., Frank Long, Stewart Title Guaranty Co., Samuel Shellhaas, WFG National
Title Insurance Co. and Robert Wasserman, Old Republic National Title Insurance
A panel of
title insurance underwriters will discuss several commercial underwriting
topics giving rise to commonly asked questions, including issues relating to
loan modifications, receivership sales, mechanic’s liens, and the new ALTA
9:15 am – 10:15 am
Title and More
Don McFadden, McFadden and Freeburg Co.,
Discussion of "marketable title,” "clear title,” objections to title, clouds on
title, title standards, "free and clear title,” "clear, free and unincumbered title”
- and the Norman Invasion of 1066, marketable record title and insurable title
by focusing on Ohio Case Law and Ohio Statutes with passing commentary on
ejectment, easements, general warranty covenants, deed exceptions, use
restrictions, merger by deed, roots, chains, and muniments.
10:15 am – 10:30 am
10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Redefining Leadership in
Today’s Multi-Generational Title Industry Workforce
Kevin Smith, University of Akron,
Institute for Leadership Advancement
economy, advances in medicine, and a wildly changed workday has created a world
where our workforce now has four generations working side by side. If the definition of leadership wasn't
already undefinable enough, it's becoming even more difficult when considering
the vast differences among various age groups and their often complex working
styles. The purpose of this session is
to provide an entertaining and educational perspective of what leadership looks
like between the generational gaps.
12:00 pm– 12:05 pmHotel
8700 Lyra Dr
Columbus, OH 43240
Ohio Land Title Association has reserved a block of rooms at the Hilton
Columbus/Polaris in Columbus,
Ohio. Please contact the hotel directly to make
your reservation. To receive the
convention rate of $119 + tax per night, you must reference Ohio Land Title
Association 2013 when you make the reservation.
The hotel will honor the rate until August 15, 2013. OLTA guests can enjoy free onsite,
for Members - $299, Honorary Life Members - $235 (Free for retired honorary life members only). Registration prices increase after August 22, 2013..
Registration for Non-members - $385, Non-Industry Guest - $215, Honorary Life Member Guest - $215. Registration prices increase after August 22, 2013.
On-site registration will be different pricing - please refer to the registration form for details.If you do not wish to register on-line, you may download the registration brochure and mail or fax in registration with your payment.
received by noon, August 23, 2013 will be refunded, less a $30 fee.
After that date, those not attending will receive any seminar materials
in full consideration of fees paid. Substitutions of participants are
permitted. Registrations will be limited to available space.
OLTA offers multiple sponsorship and exhibiting opportunities at the Annual Convention. View all of the sponsorship opportunities or contact Lori Landry - email@example.com for additional information.
- We have applied for 9.5 General CLE from the Ohio Supreme Court
- We have applied for 9.5 CLE credit hours from the Kentucky Bar Association
seminar has been submitted to the Ohio Department of Insurance for 9.5
title CIE including 2.0 Ethics CIE credit hours. The course level is
- The experience and qualifications of the instructors is available upon request.
receive continuing insurance education (CIE) credit, you must do the
following for each session (an exam is not required to receive credit)
- Sign the attendance roster before the session
- Attend the session in its entirety
- Complete & sign the request for CIE credits
- Turn in the request for CIE credits at the end of the session
Partial CIE credit can be given to attendees of this seminar. The credit must be rounded down to half hour increments.
will only accept National Producer Numbers (NPN) for Continuing
Insurance Education credit. We cannot accept social security numbers or
license numbers. To find your NPN, visit https://gateway.insurance.ohio.gov/UI/ODI.Agent.Public.UI/AgentLocator.mvc/DisplaySearch
for Continuing Legal Education credit have not changed. You are still
required to provide your Attorney Registration Number to receive credit.Services For The Physically Challenged Individuals
takes reasonable steps to ensure no individual who is physically
challenged is discriminated against because of the absence of auxiliary
aids and services. If special arrangements or diet are required for an
individual to participate in the program, please contact us in advance
at (888) 292-6582 or Info@OLTA.org.