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Note: After purchasing, an email confirmation will be sent to you from orders@eventbrite.com. The email will contain a link to the seminar and materials. The seminar will remain available until the Florida Bar accreditation expires. Please keep the email for future reference to the seminar. If you are unable to locate your confirmation email, please contact the Education Registrar for assistance.


Building the Pillars of ALTA’s Best Practices Workshop I

Runtime: 1:45:47
Price: $25 for Members & Staff, $65 Non-Members
Accreditation: Florida Bar & NALA

Lenders are asking settlement agents to provide copies of their Best Practices Policies and Procedures Manual. Is yours ready for distribution? If not, it’s time to view Building the Pillars of ALTA’s Best Practices – Workshop I. The workshop is designed to give you a jump-start on the creation and documentation of your personalized Best Practices Policies and Procedures Manual.
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Runtime: 1:45:47
Price: $25 for Members & Staff, $65 Non-Members
Accreditation: Florida Bar & NALA

Lenders are asking settlement agents to provide copies of their Best Practices Policies and Procedures Manual. Is yours ready for distribution? If not, it’s time to view Building the Pillars of ALTA’s Best Practices – Workshop I. The workshop is designed to give you a jump-start on the creation and documentation of your personalized Best Practices Policies and Procedures Manual.

This workshop reviews:

  • Pillar 1 - Licensing
  • Pillar 6 - Professional Liability Insurance
  • Pillar 7 - Resolving Consumer Complaints

The workshop details Florida specific requirements for each of the three pillars. This workshop is bookmarked by Pillar to allow you to review an example of each and draft your own individual policies, procedures, and logs at your own pace.

Accreditation:

This seminar has been approved for 3.5 general credits, 3.5 real estate or business litigation certification credits, 3.5 ethics credits with the Florida Bar, and 0.5 technology credit; 3.5 hours of continuing education with NALA.

The Florida Bar accreditation for this seminar will expire on November 9, 2018 and access to this seminar will not be available after that date.

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Building the Pillars of ALTA’s Best Practices Workshop II

Runtime: 1:30:31
Price: $25 for Members & Staff, $65 Non-Members
Accreditation: Florida Bar & NALA

This workshop continues the Fund’s examination of ALTA’s Best Practices, detailing Florida-specific requirements for:
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Runtime: 1:30:31
Price: $25 for Members & Staff, $65 Non-Members
Accreditation: Florida Bar & NALA

This workshop continues the Fund’s examination of ALTA’s Best Practices, detailing Florida-specific requirements for:

  • Pillar 2 - Escrow / Trust Accounting
  • Pillar 4 - Recording & Pricing Procedures
  • Pillar 5 - Title Policy Procedures

As with Workshop I, this course reviews examples of Best Practices procedures and allows you to draft your own individual policies, procedures, and logs at your own pace. Workshops I & II can be taken in any order, and neither is a prerequisite for the other.

Accreditation:

This seminar has been approved for 3.5 general credits; 3.5 real estate or business litigation certification credits; 3.5 ethics and 1.5 technology credit with The Florida Bar; 3.5 hours of continuing education with NALA.

The Florida Bar accreditation for this seminar will expire on January 26, 2019 and access to this seminar will not be available after that date

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How to Address Sovereignty Lands Issues in Florida

Runtime: 57 minutes
Price: $20 for Members & Staff, $60 Non-Members
Accreditation: Florida Bar & NALA

Minnesota boasts on its license plate that it is the “Land of 10,000 Lakes”, but that is nothing for Florida. Florida has over 30,000 lakes, one ocean, one gulf, numerous streams, rivers, ponds, and swamps. Florida is more wet than dry. With all of this water how is one to determine if the state has an interest in the land?
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Runtime: 57 minutes
Price: $20 for Members & Staff, $60 Non-Members
Accreditation: Florida Bar & NALA

Minnesota boasts on its license plate that it is the “Land of 10,000 Lakes”, but that is nothing for Florida. Florida has over 30,000 lakes, one ocean, one gulf, numerous streams, rivers, ponds, and swamps. Florida is more wet than dry. With all of this water how is one to determine if the state has an interest in the land?

This one hour presentation will review the history and importance of water issues in Florida. As Florida entered the union, it entered under the “equal footing doctrine”. The equal footing doctrine and the Swamp and Overflow Lands Act gave the state title to more than two thirds of the state.

This program includes:

  • A detailed discussion of how to determine if sovereignty land issues are present on a particular parcel today.
  • Review how to access and review LABINS as well as other necessary websites.
  • Common water exceptions used in Florida and how and why they should be used on a particular parcel.

Accreditation:

This seminar is approved for 1.0 general credit and 1.0 real estate certification credit with the Florida Bar, and 1 hour of continuing education with NALA.

The Florida Bar accreditation for this seminar will expire on July 15, 2018 and access to this seminar will not be available after that date.

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Lien Stripping in Bankruptcy after Caulkett

Runtime: 51 minutes
Price: $20 for Members & Staff, $60 Non-Members
Accreditation: Florida Bar & NALA

Learn about the history, function, and current status of the law as to lien stripping in bankruptcy for title agents and real estate practitioners.
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Runtime: 51 minutes
Price: $20 for Members & Staff, $60 Non-Members
Accreditation: Florida Bar & NALA

Learn about the history, function, and current status of the law as to lien stripping in bankruptcy for title agents and real estate practitioners.

This program includes:

  • An overview of the function of lien stripping in bankruptcy.
  • Its impact on title examination and the issuance of appropriate title insurance policies.
  • Explore the history of case law, recent developments, and the impact on insuring title.

Accreditation:

This seminar is approved for 1.0 general credit and 1.0 real estate certification credit with the Florida Bar, and 1 hour of continuing education with NALA.

The Florida Bar accreditation for this seminar will expire on July 22, 2018 and access to this seminar will not be available after that date.

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Meeting Commitment Requirements & Deleting Exceptions

Runtime: 2:52:53
Price: $25 for Members & Staff, $65 Non-Members
Accreditation: Florida Bar & NALA

The title insurance commitment plays a significant role in the closing of real estate transactions and can be a vital part of your journey to closing and issuance of the title insurance policy.
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Runtime: 2:52:53
Price: $25 for Members & Staff, $65 Non-Members
Accreditation: Florida Bar & NALA

The title insurance commitment plays a significant role in the closing of real estate transactions and can be a vital part of your journey to closing and issuance of the title insurance policy. This practical seminar examines and explains how to draft and meet the most commonly encountered Schedule B-I requirements and how to delete standard specific exceptions by complying with Fund guidelines and procedures. During the seminar, a Title Search Report and contract will be examined and translated into their relevant Schedule A statements, Schedule B-I requirements, and Schedule B-II exceptions. The Fund Title Notes, Standard Commitment Clauses, and Affidavit Practice Manual play a crucial role in preparing the commitment and deleting exceptions and will be used throughout the seminar as a reference.

Accreditation:

This seminar is approved for 3.5 general credits, 3.5 real estate certification credits, and .5 ethics credit with the Florida Bar; 3 hours of continuing education with NALA.

The Florida Bar accreditation for this seminar will expire on February 25, 2018 and access to this seminar will not be available after that date.

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Probate in the Chain of Title

Runtime: 50:02
Price: $20 for Members & Staff, $60 Non-Members
Accreditation: Florida Bar & NALA

The death of an owner of real property presents unique challenges to title examination because of the creation of estate tax liens, the unknown identity of successors in interest, and the affect claims against a decedent’s estate may have on the title to real property.
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Runtime: 50:02
Price: $20 for Members & Staff, $60 Non-Members
Accreditation: Florida Bar & NALA

The death of an owner of real property presents unique challenges to title examination because of the creation of estate tax liens, the unknown identity of successors in interest, and the affect claims against a decedent’s estate may have on the title to real property.

This program includes: A framework for meeting those challenges; A demonstration of their application using title search results.

Accreditation:

This seminar is approved for 1.0 general credit and 1.0 real estate certification credit with the Florida Bar, and 1 hour of continuing education with NALA.

The Florida Bar accreditation for this seminar will expire on July 15, 2018 and access to this seminar will not be available after that date.

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Residential Real Estate Contracts for Sale & Purchase

Runtime: 2:56:59
Price: $25 for Members & Staff, $65 Non-Members
Accreditation: Florida Bar & NALA

At the heart of every real estate transaction stands the contract for sale and purchase. But what do its provisions really mean? How does it govern the parties’ performance? Is the real estate broker a party to the contract or a third party beneficiary? Is the settlement agent a party to the contract? Is the contract even valid in the first place? This seminar gives you the tools to answer these questions and more through an examination and review of the important principles of Florida real estate contract law.
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Runtime: 2:56:59
Price: $25 for Members & Staff, $65 Non-Members
Accreditation: Florida Bar & NALA

At the heart of every real estate transaction stands the contract for sale and purchase. But what do its provisions really mean? How does it govern the parties’ performance? Is the real estate broker a party to the contract or a third party beneficiary? Is the settlement agent a party to the contract? Is the contract even valid in the first place? This seminar gives you the tools to answer these questions and more through an examination and review of the important principles of Florida real estate contract law.

We will explore these principles in the context and against the backdrop of the most recent FR/BAR 5 contract revised April 2017 as well as other commonly used form contracts, including relevant riders and “AS/IS” variants. In addition, the course will cover various contractual deadlines and the preparation of timelines, checklists, and tools for monitoring performance on the part of the buyer, seller, and settlement agent.

This is one of the Legal Education Department’s Transactional Foundations series of seminars geared for real estate attorneys and their paralegal staff. It is designed to provide practical education and training in preparing, reading, interpreting, and understanding residential contracts for sale and purchase of real property within the context of current principles of Florida contract law.

Accreditation:

This seminar is approved for 3.0 general credits; 0.5 ethics; 3.0 Real Estate, Business Litigation, Condominium & Planned Land Development Law credits with The Florida Bar; 3 hours of continuing education with NALA.

The Florida Bar accreditation for this seminar will expire on January 18, 2019 and access to this seminar will not be available after that date.

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Stay Inside the Lines: Surveys & Legal Descriptions

Runtime: 3:01:16
Price: $25 for Members & Staff, $65 Non-Members
Accreditation: Florida Bar & NALA

This practical, essential skills seminar is one of the Legal Education Department’s Transactional Foundations series of seminars. It is geared for real estate attorneys and their paralegal staff who desire training in reading, interpreting, and understanding surveys and legal descriptions.
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Runtime: 3:01:16
Price: $25 for Members & Staff, $65 Non-Members
Accreditation: Florida Bar & NALA

This practical, essential skills seminar is one of the Legal Education Department’s Transactional Foundations series of seminars. It is 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, are compared and contrasted, including ALTA/ACSM and the standards of practice. 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.

Accreditation:

This seminar is approved for 3.5 general credits, 3.5 real estate certification credits, and .5 ethics credit with the Florida Bar; 3 hours of continuing education with NALA.

The Florida Bar accreditation for this seminar will expire on October 30, 2017 and access to this seminar will not be available after that date.

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Title Examination Fundamentals 101

Runtime: 2:29:51
Price: $25 for Members & Staff, $65 Non-Members
Accreditation: Florida Bar & NALA

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.
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Runtime: 2:29:51
Price: $25 for Members & Staff, $65 Non-Members
Accreditation: Florida Bar & NALA

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
  • Translating title examination results into requirements or exceptions in a title insurance Commitment

Accreditation:

This seminar is approved for 3.5 general credits, 3.5 real estate certification credits with the Florida Bar; 3 hours of continuing education with NALA.

The Florida Bar accreditation for this seminar will expire on September 8, 2018 and access to this seminar will not be available after that date.

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