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Here We Grow!

Thanks to our amazing members (you!) and the great work you do, we are proud to announce the Vermont CATIC Team is growing! We are pleased to welcome Judith Braun to Vermont in her role as Senior Vice President, Northern New England Regional Manager. With over 30 years of experience in the title insurance industry, Judith will bring a wealth of knowledge and customer service skills in her expanded role with CATIC to Vermont. In addition, we are in the process of adding another underwriter to our office to ensure the quick and efficient responses you need to get it done! We look forward to introducing you to new CATIC Team members at our live seminars throughout the State! Thanks for all you do!

Michael Kennedy’s Blog and the Dangers of Trust Accounts

Many of you are already subscribers to Mike. That’s awesome because Mike is funny, relevant and very smart. That plus his quiz is tough. Here is this week’s post from Mike. While the article is important, perhaps of more importance is a treasure trove of prior blog posts relating to client trust accounts including many tips and warnings. Check them out!

Wire Fraud - A Dreaded Topic in the Title Industry

It's real. It's here in VT. It can wipe you out.

There is a 100% chance that you are a target. In fact, the bad guys may already be monitoring email traffic running through your office! The hacked party can be your office, the realtor, a client, or some other party in the transaction.

ALTA's Information Security developed a checklist as a best practice for verifying outgoing wire information. Stay safe, be aware and slow down.

Emergency Administrative Rules for Notaries Public and Remote Notarization

The VT SOS has extended the Emergency Administrative Rules for Notaries Public and Remote Notarization through 9/10/22. Click here for more information.

Lau's Corner and Title Tips

Blanket Insured Closing Protection Letters

If a lender is requesting a blanket insured closing protection letter (i.e.: not transaction specific) and you are a third-party software user, please have your CATIC login handy and click here. If this link does not work, visit, and under quick links click ICL Express, Blanket ICL.

Career Network

We often hear of firms who are hiring. While we welcome phone calls or emails, we have added a career network posted under News and Announcements (bottom right-hand corner) on the VATC website.

We post information only with your permission and we will not act as an intermediary. If you would like to add a FREE posting for a job opening or a job sought, please email Katie the information as you would like it to appear on our website.

In Search of: Seminar Ideas

We appreciate hearing what is happening out there in this crazy real estate market. Is there a topic you would like to learn more about or scenarios you keep encountering? Please email Andy and Liz,