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OLTA 2019 Legislative Day and Spring Seminar Attendee
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3/6/2019 to 3/7/2019
When: March 6-7, 2019
Where: Embassy Suites Columbus Airport
2886 Airport Dr
Columbus, Ohio  43219
United States
Contact: Ohio Land Title Association

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Join the Ohio Land Title Association for its 2019 Legislative Day and Spring Seminar. This is the title professional’s opportunity to learn about the legislative priorities of the title industry, meeting with your elected officials, network with your title industry colleagues and learn about the latest industry trends all while earning your insurance and legal continuing education credits!

Embassy Suites Columbus Airport
Columbus, Ohio  43219
$139 + tax before 2/15/2019 (you must reference "LTA")

Wednesday, March 6
Athletic Club of Columbus
9:00 am – 9:30 am
Legislative Day Registration (included with Spring Seminar registration, must indicate you are attending Legislative Day) 

9:30 am – 10:30 am
Issues Briefing and Mock Appointments
Abolishing dower and adding a provision to the electronic notarization statute to require certification that a paper document matches the electronic document in counties that do not have electronic recording are OLTA’s top legislative priorities. OLTA’s staff and lobbying team will help you learn more about these issues and walk through a mock appointment to ensure you have a successful meeting with your legislators. 

10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Meetings with Your Legislators
Please provide us with your home address and the OLTA staff will schedule appointments for you with your state representative and state senator. If you are new to these appointments, we can pair you with a mentor as well.  Your elected officials want to hear from you, their constituent! You’ll meet with your legislators or their aides and let them know what’s happening in your business and what bills are of interest to the title industry. 

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Lunch and Legislative Speaker
Recap your meetings with legislators with your title industry peers, enjoy lunch and hear about the new Ohio General Assembly from a member of the Ohio Legislature.   

Embassy Suites Columbus Airport
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Spring Seminar Opening Reception
Join your title industry colleagues for a networking reception of heavy hors d’oeuvres and drinks, to recap the day’s adventures at the Ohio Statehouse and kickoff the 2019 Spring Seminar. 

Thursday, March 7
Embassy Suites Airport Columbus
7:30 am – 4:30 pm
Spring Seminar Registration and Exhibits Open

7:30 am – 8:30 am
Continental Breakfast 

8:45 am – 9:45 am
Case Law and Legislative Update
J. Michael Debbeler, Graydon, Head & Ritchey LLP
Learn about recent cases and Ohio legislation affecting the title industry. This segment will include a discussion of recent real estate cases from the Supreme Court of Ohio and the Ohio Courts of Appeals.  The new electronic notarization statute will also be discussed as well as the continuing attempts to address dower legislatively.  

9:45 am – 10:00 am
Introduction and Opening Remarks from OLTA President Stan Hunter

10:00 am – 11:00 am
Parting the Red Sea of Advertising Law and RESPA:  How the HOP Program Helps You Stay Compliant
Elizabeth J. Wysong Berg, NTP, Agents National Title Insurance Company and Tim Evans, NTP, OLTP, Evans Title Agency
Advertising laws and RESPA are minefields for the unwary.  However, it is our duty to educate the consumer about title insurance.  The Homeowner Outreach Program provides educational materials that avoid minefields and also educate our consumers. 

11:00 am – 11:15 am
Break and Visit Exhibitors

11:15 am – 11:45 am
The Future of Blockchain: Real World Applications for the Real Estate Industry
Tony Franco, Safe Chain and Jonathan Holfinger, NTP, OLTP, Northwest Title
In September, the Franklin County Auditor’s office employed blockchain technology in the sale of 36 forfeiture properties marking the first instance in the U.S. of a state government using blockchain to legally record the transfer of property deeds. Learn about what this could mean for the future of the title industry. 

11:45 am – 12:15 pm
How A Bill Really Becomes a Law in the State of Ohio
Chad Hawley and Troy Judy, The Batchelder Company
Everyone learned in school how a bill becomes a law, but how does that work in reality? OLTA’s lobbyist’s will walk you through the Committee hearing process, coalition meetings, discussions behind the scenes and how a bill makes its way to the House and Senate floor. Find out how a bill really becomes a law in Ohio. 

12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
Lunch and Visit Exhibitors

1:15 pm – 2:15 pm
E-Closings: The Components, Myths, and Opportunities
Nancy Pratt, Pavaso
This presentation will focus on the components of an electronic closing including the electronic mortgage, notary and recording. You’ll learn about the myths surrounding e-closings as well as the opportunities these technologies present for your business.       
2:15 pm – 2:30 pm
Break and Visit Exhibitors 

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Claims Chronicles
Mike Wypasek, Chicago Title

This presentation will cover the claims process and how it works from the underwriter’s perspective. Claims ranked by type and frequency will be discussed, as well as some practical advice as to how to avoid them. The presentation will include some examples of claims that were filed and how the title ended up the way it did, causing the claim in the first place. The goal of the presentation will be to both discuss claims on a cost basis and some red flags to be aware of which might be a forewarning of an title issue to come.

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Ethics in Ohio’s Title Industry
John Dyer, Esq., Nova Title Agency and Justin Croniser, Hahn Loeser & Parks, LLP

This presentation will explore a number of items for Ohio title agents to consider related to ethics. You’ll learn more about recent court cases and their ethical applications to the real estate transaction, a look at OLTA’s Code of Ethics and frequently occurring issues in the title industry related to ethical considerations.

4:30 pm

If you do not wish to register on-line, you may download the registration brochure and mail in registration with your payment.

Continuing Education

  • We have applied for 6.0 General CLE from the Ohio Supreme Court
  • We have applied for 6.0 General CLE credit hours from the Kentucky Bar Association
  • This seminar has been submitted to the Ohio Department of Insurance for 5.0 Title CIE including 1.0 Ethics CIE credit hours. The course level is intermediate.
  • The experience and qualifications of the instructors is available upon request.
  • To receive continuing insurance education (CIE) credit, you must do the following for each session (an exam is not required to receive credit)

Partial CIE credit can be given to attendees of this seminar. The credit must be rounded down to half hour increments.

OLTA 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

Requirements for Continuing Legal Education credit have not changed. You are still required to provide your Attorney Registration Number to receive credit.

Cancellations received by noon, February 25, 2019 will be refunded, less a $50.00 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.

By entering these premises, you hereby grant the Ohio Land Title Association irrevocable permission to use your photograph, voice recording and/or video tape in various publications and media


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