The most recent issue of the Carolina Update newsletter issued by the North Carolina Land Title Association.
2013 Convention Details
2013 Annual Convention
September 5-7 - The Homestead, Hot Springs, VA
- Educational Program
- Golf Tournament
- Social Events
- Dress Code
- Register Today - download the Registration Form.
- Reserve on-line directly through The Homestead
- Call the Resort at 1-800-838-1766 option # 1 and mentioning our group code NCLTA
NC Land Title Association has reserved a block of rooms at The Homestead, for a spectacular $179 per night, plus lodging taxes, currently at 9%. In addition to the specified room rates, there will be a Resort Charge of 15%, per room, per night, plus applicable taxes, which are currently 9%.
The Resort Charge is an automatic 15% per room, per night charge that covers a number of Resort services and amenities that would customarily be charged to each guest individually. The Resort Charge includes: gratuities for housekeeping staff, use of fitness center and indoor pool, access to family pool complex, nightly movies, afternoon tea, wired and wireless internet connectivity in guest rooms and public space, and on-property transportation. Resort Charge covers all registered room guests.
The cut-off date for making reservations is Monday, August 9; however, NCLTA Expects that the NCLTA Convention will be well attended and that our room block will fill quickly given the great room rate. Please make your reservations early.
Reservations require a one-night deposit and are subject to cancellation up to seven (7) days prior to arrival.
The early bird registration deadline with NCLTA is August 9th.
The reservation deadline with The Homestead is August 9th.
Make your plans now to join us At The Homestead, September 5-7, 2013!
Program Descriptions & Speaker Information
additional information will be posted as it's made available
Click on the Speaker name to read their bio or visit Meet the Speakers to read them all!
Real Estate Economic Update: Tim Quinlan
This session will provide a general overview of the U.S. economy and examine the various drivers of growth at the present stage of the economic cycle.
Claims Update: Rob McNeil
This session will provide an overview of current claims as affected by the economic environment, including recurring issues and case studies of interest.
The Ethics of Business in a Digital Age: Kit Anderson
This will be an hour-long ethical discussion regarding the use of technology in a title business or a law practice and the integration and implications of social media and communication via the internet. The presentation will also address the ALTA Best Practices with regard to computing, the internet and digital media.
Mechanics Lien Agent Update: Nick Long
Nick Long will examine the Mechanics Lien Agent system, LiensNC and underwriting of Mechanics Liens coverage in the first six months since the implementation of the new act.
Legislative Update: David Ferrell
This session will explore the 2013 NCLTA legislative activities.
Real Property Section Update: David Woods
This session will update attendees on the activities of the North Carolina Bar Association’s Real Property Section. His topics will include current legislative issues, Section initiatives, and activities of the Section’s various committees.
ALTA Update: Rob Chapman
This session will focus on the unprecedented market and regulatory issues the title industry faces. This session will provide an overview of these issues and what ALTA is doing to protect your interests.
ALTA Forms Update: Marjorie Bardwell
This session will review the many new ALTA Endorsement forms and the many changes to existing forms over the past year. There will be explanation of why the new forms and changes were necessary together with thoughts on proper underwriting of the coverages.
Case Law Update: Chris Burti
The Homestead offers some of the country's most challenging and historic fairways. Consistently ranked among the finest Virginia golf courses, our championship courses allow you to perfect your golf game on impeccably manicured greens while basking in the serenity of the surrounding landscape. Visit The Homestead, nestled within the overwhelming natural beauty of the Allegheny Mountains, and challenge and reward yourself with a golf experience you won't find anywhere else in the world.
The historic Old Course also offers exceptional play and boasts the nation's oldest first tee in continuous use. Walk the fairways where Sam Snead honed his game. Yes, the legendary Snead, our local Virginia golf hero, launched his career at this Homestead golf course.
NCLTA Will play the Old Course for the Tournament Please include your handicap when registering, The Homestead Pros will be assisting in pairings and tournament play. Explore Golf at The Homestead - http://www.thehomestead.com/golf.
NCLTA Golf Registration $70, includes green and cart fees, lunch and beverages. The lunch and beverages are offset with help from generous sponsorships.
Annual Banquet & Receptions
Don’t miss this exceptional opportunity!
Falconry, the art of taking game using trained birds of prey, has fascinated man for over four thousand years. Originating in ancient China, Falconry was first practiced to procure food for the table. Over the years the goals of Falconry have moved from hunting in order to eat, to training the birds in order to see them fly. Most of the birds used in falconry are of a protected species and as such are heavily regulated by both state and federal agencies. The Falconry & Raptor Foundation located at The Homestead is one of only three interactive/educational programs of its kind located within the United States.
The Friday Pre-dinner Reception will feature a Falconry demonstration, offering attendees a rare opportunity to experience the thrill of interacting with majestic birds of prey against the magnificent backdrop of the Allegheny Highlands. Guests will view several different trained birds of prey as they learn about their different hunting styles as well as the history of the sport of falconry. Following the introduction, the birds will be cast into the air and then return to the falconer for a food reward. Guests are encouraged to ask questions and share their comments.
The Annual Banquet will take place outside on the Casino Lawn. This will be a casual event and we encourage attendees to dress appropriately. The menu promises to be fantastic with a wide selection to choose from. If you have specific dietary restrictions or concerns don’t hesitate to alert NCLTA Staff. The fire pit will be ablaze offering attendees the opportunity for post dinner s’mores. After dinner the bar will be open again and lawn games and will be available for all to enjoy. Grab a beverage and plan to participate in an evening of fun.
The Homestead offers a host of exclusive resort activities as well as recommendations for exploring the town of Hot Springs and sightseeing in the surrounding Virginia landscape.
Afternoon Tea at The Homestead
Served at stations in the Great Hall, daily, from 3pm to 4pm, with light musical accompaniment.
Offerings are: Coffee, Iced Tea and Hot Tea. Assorted finger sandwiches, ususally include: cucumber & cream cheese, watercress & cream cheese, pimento cheese, dessert breads, cookies, petit fours and small pasteries.
While tradition holds that The Homestead is a little more “proper” than the recent NCLTA Convention properties, we will continue with our Resort Casual dress code. Resort Casual will be the dress code throughout the meeting. We hope you will embrace this more relaxed atmosphere and enjoy networking and mingling with your colleagues in the Virginia Mountains.
CLE will be applied for with the North Carolina State Bar Board of Continuing Legal Education. Pending approval is 6 hours of CLE credit. If you are an NC licensed attorney, please be sure your NC State Bar License number is listed on your Registration Form so that we can properly report and pay for your credits to the CLE Board. If you are a paralegal, legal secretary, or other person who needs confirmation of CLE, please notify NCLTA directly.
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