VATC'S Annual "Last Call for CLE"

VATC will host its popular Last Call for CLE Seminar on June 11, 2019 at Capitol Plaza in Montpelier. Registration and continental breakfast will take place between 8:30 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. with the program beginning at 9:00 a.m.  At press time, the agenda looks like this (subject to change):

9:00 to 10:15
Claims: Pay it or Deny it - You Decide
Presenters:  John Scanlon, Esq., CATIC Claims Counsel
                   Andy Mikell, Esq., 
                   VATC, State Manager & Title Counsel

10:30 to 11:30 Commercial Transactions: Level 102
Presenters:  Kathy Boe, Esq., Carroll, Boe & Pell, P.C.
                   Jeremy Farkas, Esq., MSK Attorneys
                    Andy Mikell, Esq., 
                   VATC, State Manager & Title Counsel

11:30 to 12:00 Current Developments: Part I
Presenter:  Liz Smith, Esq, VATC, Title Counsel

12:00 to 1:00

1:00 to 2:15 Wastewater Issues: Seasonal Conv. & New Rules
Presenters:   John Marchica, Esq., Marchica Law Office, LLC
                     Ernest Christianson, VT DEC Offices
                     Terry Shearer, VT DEC Offices
                     Steve Pro, Septic Pro

2:15 to 3:15 e-Closings & Regulatory Challenges Affecting You
Presenter:  Ashley Sadler, Esq., CATIC Compliance Counsel

3:30 to 4:15 Current Developments: Part II
Presenter:  Liz Smith, Esq., VATC, Title Counsel

(No ethics credits so plan accordingly) 

Cost: Price includes continental breakfast, lunch, and afternoon refreshments.

Members: $45.00 per attendee
Non-Members after 5/20: $250 per attendee ($225/attendee for 2 or more).

Municipal Recording Fees -- FEE CHANGE
Per House Bill 526, effective 7/1/19 municipal recording fees for documents, including PTTRs, will increase from $10/page to $15/page. The cost to record a survey plat goes from $15 to $25 and the hourly cost for examining goes from $2/hr to $4/hr.
Good news includes the fact that a clerk may not charge the costs of return postage and a clerk must enter information into a day book within 3 days of endorsing  it with the date and time the document was received. This topic and other important legislative changes will be discussed at Last Chance Seminar.

NoteOn or around June 17, when entering the recording fees in PrepExpress Online®, users will be prompted with the following:

A Night of fun at the Ballpark

VATC's Annual Night with the Lake Monsters is just around the corner! Join fellow VATC agents, their staff members, and family for a BBQ and an evening under the lights as the Lake Monsters take on the Brooklyn Cyclones (NY Mets affiliate). 
We'll provide tickets to the game, BBQ dinner and $10 in ballpark spending money!

Friday, July 26, 2019
This event is free and is open to the real estate departments of all active VATC members and their families
Gates/BBQ open at 6:00pm; first pitch at 7:05pm
Centennial Field (98 University Road, Burlington)
Very Important:
1.  We ask that you reserve spaces ONLY if you plan to attend the game. In the past we have experienced numbers of "no-shows" on game night. We realize that sometimes family plans change but since this event sells out every year (and we have to buy all of the tickets), we ask that you call us - with lead time, if possible - to let us know if you cannot get to the game.   
2.  This event is targeted at the real estate personnel (attorneys, staff, paralegals) in the firm as well as their respective families. We ask that responses be limited accordingly.
3.  There is a limit of 10 people per firm or prior VATC approval.
Thank you for your courtesies.

CLE Reporting

As you know, VATC requires all agents and approved attorneys to complete a minimum of 6 hours of Real Estate Specific CLE during their two year VT Supreme Court reporting cycle. These credits may be obtained through VATC-sponsored seminars, the VBA, other underwriters, or any other accredited continuing legal education provider. 

If you are an attorney who is reporting this year, please click here to complete the CLE reporting form or email a copy of your Supreme Court reporting form to Jayne by July 12th.