This seminar is currently available only as a live individual webcast. Because of the continued severity of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are not able to offer in-person seminar attendance, either in Columbia, or at any CLE satellite locations. We regret any inconvenience this might cause, however, by Order of the Supreme Court, SC Bar members may fulfill their 2020-2021 MCLE Compliance requirement through the use of live or archived online programming.

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This full day program will feature three Real Estate experts whose goal is to provide you with practical advice.

Please note this is a basic non-commercial Real Estate seminar.

Pursuant to SCACR Rule 408(a)(3), attorneys in their first MCLE reporting year after admission are required, unless they fall within one or more of the exemptions outlined in Rule 408 (a)(3)(A)-(D), to complete one of the SC Bar CLE “Essentials Series” courses.

The series is comprised of courses that will cover major South Carolina practice areas, as well as law office management. Each course is led by experienced South Carolina practitioners whose goal is to provide you with practical advice on how to handle cases in designated areas. The courses are process oriented, not substantive law oriented, and are specifically designed to provide you with step-by-step guidance and the opportunity to interact with the faculty.

These are basic level courses.

8 a.m. Registration

8:25 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks

8:30 a.m. “The Closing Cycle”
Teri K. Callen, Chicago Title Insurance Company, Columbia                                   

8:45 a.m. Sample Closing – Role Play
Discussion led by:
Teri K. Callen, Chicago Title Insurance Company, Columbia         
Lisa Hostetler Brown, LawyerLisa, LLC, Columbia
Ellis R. Forest III, McAngus Goudelock & Courie LLC, Greenville

10:45 a.m. Break                                   

11 a.m. Purchase Closing
Teri K. Callen

11:45 a.m. Title Insurance
Ellis R. Forest III
The Basics
The Title Commitment
The Title Insurance Policy
How to take what is found – and not found – in the title examination and incorporate it in the Commitment

12:30 p.m. Lunch (on your own)

1:15 p.m. Post-Closing
Lisa Hostetler Brown
Clearance of title commitment requirements
Mortgage satisfactions
Final Title Policies and remittances
Original recorded docs to appropriate parties

2 p.m. Title Examination
Lisa Hostetler Brown
Examination of a title search to find potential defects
Discussion of common title defects/encumbrances and how to address them in the Commitment
The Closing Attorney’s Multiple Hats
Compliance with lender closing instructions / title underwriter requirements
Protecting “Client” vs. “Proposed Insured”

2:45 p.m. Break                        

3 p.m. CFPB’s TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosures (TRID)
Teri K. Callen

3:30 p.m. Individual / Group Exercise: Loan Policy, Survey & Title Examination
Discussion led by:
Teri K. Callen
Lisa Hostetler Brown
Ellis R. Forest III

4 p.m. Stuff S.C. Real Estate Lawyers Really Should Know (But May Not)      
Teri K. Callen
Lisa Hostetler Brown
Ellis R. Forest III

5 p.m. Adjourn

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