Dukes County Registry of Deeds

Mass. Independent Title Examiners Assoc. (MITEA)
New England Land Title Assoc. (NELTA)

After Hours Networking and Education

Date: Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at the Hilton Garden Inn Hotel, 450 Totten Pond Road, Waltham, MA
Social/Networking: 4:45 – 5:45pm (Hotel bar – Cash bar, Complimentary Cheese & Crackers)
Seminar: 6:00 – 7:15 pm
Hearty Hot and Cold hors d’oeuvres and beverages 7:15 – 8:30pm

Program: Best Practice for conducting a proper Registered Land Title Examination and what happens
when Title issues are discovered?

Presenters: Christina T. Geaney, Land Court Chief Title Examiner for the State of MA and
Carrie B. Rainen, Esquire, Rainen Law Office, North Andover, MA, Land Court Examiner

Focus: Registered Land Title search requirements post Original Registration
(effects of REBA revised Title Standard # 1, New REBA Practice Standard # 28)

* Necessity for searching beyond the Current Owner’s Certificate of Title
* Importance of search instructions to Title Examiners to ensure the proper Registered Land Title
Search has been completed. (Current Certificate search versus Current Owner search, versus a 20, 30, 35 or 50
year search, Type of Title search needed once property is removed from Registration)
* Common mistakes made when conducting a Registered Land Title Examination
* Process of working with Land Court to resolve title problems (how to avoid litigation)
* What happens when litigation is the only remedy? (What title information is submitted)

Mail form by Nov. 14, 2019 along with your check made payable to MITEA:
Mail to MITEA, PO Box 955, Salem, MA 01970
Fee: MITEA & NELTA Members and invited special guests: $ 45.00 PP / Non Members $55.00 PP
Questions? Email Denald Doonan at [email protected] or Cathy Jones at [email protected]