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Come join us at the 2015 OLTA Annual Convention being held in Worthington.

9/21/2015 to 9/22/2015
When: September 21-22, 2015
Monday, 7:45 am - 9:30 pm; Tuesday 7:45 am - 12:00 pm
Where: Doubletree Columbus - Worthington
175 Hutchinson Ave
Columbus 43235
United States
Contact: Ohio Land Title Association

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The Ohio Land Title Association is pleased to invite you to the 106th Annual Convention at the

DoubleTree Columbus in Columbus, Ohio.

Schedule of Events/Course Descriptions


7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Registration Open

7:45 am – 8:45 am
Continental Breakfast

7:45 am – 5:00 pm
Exhibits Open

8:45 am – 9:00 am

9:00 am – 9:45 am
CFPB New Disclosure Forms:
Anthony Sharett, Baker Hostetler

In November 2013, under Dodd-Frank, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued the Integrated Mortgage Disclosures under RESPA and the Truth in Lending Act (TRID). This discussion will cover the following: The latest interpretations and rules on TRID. Forecasted problem areas under the rules; Solutions of the industry to address key issues and problems; Latest technology for compliance; and Compliance management practices

9:45 am – 10:30 am
Preparing for October: A Panel of Real Estate Professionals
Moderator: Anthony Sharett, Baker Hostetler Panelists: Dennis Maag, Chase Bank and Ed Hensley, First Financial Bank
Hear from a panel featuring representatives from a regional lender and a national lender as to how each of their respective offices are preparing for the October 3 implementation of the CFPB’s new TRID forms moderated by Anthony Sharett.

10:30 am – 10:45 am

10:45 am – 11:00 am
OLTA Business Meeting

11:00 am – Noon
Navigating the Waters of Employment Law Basics and More
Edward S. Dorsey, Wood & Lamping, LLP
Edward Dorsey has practiced labor and employment law for nearly 40 years. He will discuss several cardinal rules that can help you safely navigate issues with your employees including specifics of what questions you can and can’t ask in job interviews, background checks under the Fair Credit Reporting Act and the obligation to accommodate employees with disabilities

Noon – 1:00 pm

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
ALTA Industry Update
Steven Day, Treasurer, American Land Title Association
The Treasurer of ALTA will discuss the major issues facing the title industry, the changing landscape and potential opportunities.

2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
CFPB Consumer Outreach Efforts with TRID
Julie Vore, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Hear directly from a representative from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau about an overview of the Bureau’s consumer outreach efforts and resources in regard to the implementation of the new TRID forms. Learn what resources the CFPB has developed for use by industry form marketing and consumer education.

2:45 pm – 3:00 pm

3:00 pm – 3:45 pm
The New Receivership Statutes: Order Out of Chaos
Ed Horejs, Fidelity National Title Group
A summary of the evolution of receivership sales in Ohio, including a brief history of its treatment in case law and the key factors addressed by the new legislation.

3:45 pm – 4:45 pm
Legislative Primer Panel: A General Assembly Update for the Title Industry
Moderator: Mark Bennett, Ohio Land Title Association
Panelists: Robert Schmitz, Robert K. Schmitz Associates; Chad Hawley and Troy Judy, The Batchelder Group
OLTA’s Executive Director will moderate a panel of the Association’s lobbying team. Learn what current
legislation in the Ohio General Assembly may affect the title insurance business in Ohio. Explore strengthening relationships with your legislators and educating them about the impact of your business in their community.

6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Past 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 – 7:00 pm
Inaugural Reception
Join us and catch up with your title industry colleagues at the Inaugural Banquet Reception.

7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
106th Annual Convention Inaugural Banquet
Sponsored by the OLTA Underwriter Members
The black-tie optional banquet will include the installation of the 2016 Ohio Land Title Association Officers and Board of Trustees including the installation of Donald McFadden as OLTA’s 93rd President. The banquet will conclude with a presentation of awards.

7:30 am – 12:00 pm
Registration Open

7:45 am – 8:30 am
Continental Breakfast

8:30 am – 8:45 am

8:45 am – 9:45 am
Electronic Signatures: A Growing Trend
Sherry L. Courtney, Sibcy Cline Realtors
Electronic correspondence along with electronic signing of paperwork has taken off since the evolution of electronic signing. Sherry Courtney will discuss the difference between "wet” signatures versus electronic signatures and how a "wet” signature can be accomplished electronically with the proper applications and software. She will also discuss ramifications once electronic signatures become more of the norm as well as provide ways to head off complaints and court cases at the start.

9:45 am – 10:45 am
Ethics and the Title Professional
Amelia Bower, Plunkett Cooney
This presentation will serve as an overview of the disciplinary process as well as case and board opinions.
Topics discussed will include rules of professional conduct, code of judicial conduct, dual representation in real estate transactions and title matters, notary nightmares, fraud, defalcation and theft.

10:45 am – 11:00 am

11:00 am – Noon
Building Relationships for Better Marketing in the Title Industry
Brennan Scanlon, Business Network International
Imagine a world where you spend your week working with highly qualified potential real estate clients, returning messages of quality referrals from customers and associates and having a trusted group of title professionals ready to help you succeed. In this presentation, you will learn the value and compounding benefits of referral marketing, discover how to implement a simple and effective networking strategy and how to grow your business while putting passion back in your day.

Closing Remarks/Adjournmet

• We have applied for 8.0 general CLE and 1.0 Ethics CLE credit hours from the Supreme Court of Ohio.
• We have applied for 8.0 CLE credit hours and 1.0 Ethics CLE credit hours from the Kentucky Bar Association.
• We have applied for 8.0 title CIE and 1.0 Ethics CIE credit hour. The course level is intermediate.
• The experience and qualifications of the instructors available upon request.

To receive continuing insurance education (CIE) credit, you must do the following (an exam is not required to receive credit):
1. Sign the attendance roster before the start of the program.

2. Attend the session in its entirety.
3. Complete & sign the request for CIE credits.

4. Turn in the request for CIE credits at the end of the program.

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.

Please register only one person and one guest per registration form. Name badges will be required for admittance to all events. Registration by fax will be accepted if paid with a credit card. To register online, please visit

The Ohio Land Title Association has reserved a block of rooms at the DoubleTree Columbus-Worthington. Please contact the hotel directly to make your reservation at 614-885-3334 or 1-800-870-0349. To receive the convention rate of $109 + tax per night, you must reference the group code "OL9” or mention the Ohio Land Title Association 2015 Annual Convention when you make the reservation. The hotel will honor the rate until August 30, 2015. OLTA guests can enjoy free self-parking.

DoubleTree Columbus-Worthington • 175 Hutchinson Avenue • Columbus, OH 43235
Cancellations received by noon, August 21, 2015 will be refunded, less a $30.00 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.
The Ohio Land Title Association 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 this program, please contact us in advance at 888-292-6582 or

  • 500 W. Wilson Bridge Road, Suite 125 · Worthington, OH 43085
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