Schedule

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5

7:15 AM
REGISTRATION AND BREAKFAST
 
7:45
ETHICS IN THE TITLE INSURANCE INDUSTRY
Most title company employees encounter situations that require ethical decision making. The purpose of this presentation is to define ethics, and to provide a framework for thinking ethically so each person can be prepared to make ethical decisions. This session is ideal for owners, managers, employees of title companies, and attorneys who work for or with title companies.
Lisa Beville CPA, CTIP, Fidelity National Title Group

Brenda Nelson, Old Republic National Title Insurance Company
 
8:45
BREAK
9
ESECURITY: PROTECTING NON-PUBLIC INFORMATION
This session will provide industry professionals with vital insights on non-public information they encounter on a daily basis. We will also identify ways to protect how this information is exposed to parties of an escrow transaction.
Patrick Opela, National Investors Title Insurance Company
10
INVESTIGATING NEW RATE AND RATE RULE CHANGES – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW!
Learn about new changes to the Basic Manual and how to implement them in your title business. Review the changes to the Schedule of Premium Rates, including the overall 4.9 percent rate decrease, the three new commercial rate tiers for policies with face values over $25, $50 and $100 million and an increase in the lowest rate tier from $10,000 to $25,000. Also covered will be the changes to Procedural Rules R-5, R-8 and R-20, the practical implementation of those rule changes and how these changes will affect the day-to-day duties of running a title insurance company.
Brenda Nelson, Old Republic National Title Insurance Company
11:15
BREAK
11:30
COMMON ENTITIES IN TEXAS REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS
This presentation will review the various types of entities that might be involved in a Texas real estate transaction. For each type of entity, we will discuss how to verify that the entity: (i) lawfully exists, (ii) has properly approved the transaction internally, (iii) has properly authorized an individual representative to execute the closing documents binding the entity to the transaction, and (iv) is bound to the transaction by properly signed closing documents.
Lisa Beville CPA, CTIP, Fidelity National Title Group
12:45 PM
ADJOURN

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