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2015 Annual Meeting Section Program

Friday, June 12, 2015 | 8:00 am - 8:30 am

SECTION BREAKFAST/BUSINESS MEETING

8:30 am - 9:30 am

SEE INTO THE FUTURE OF ELECTRONIC RECORDATION OF LAND RECORDS IN MARYLAND
In all of the hullabaloo over the Anne Arundel County rollout of electronic filing of pleadings and papers in litigation in Maryland’s courts (MDEC), comparatively little notice was taken of an Administrative
Order of the Court of Appeals (signed October 7, 2014) approving a pilot program in Baltimore County for the electronic filing of land records documents.  Although there was a flurry of activity on the Section listserv about the proposal, the majority of the comments were optimistic, although there was some trepidation expressed as well.  Consequently, we have gathered the innovators and a commentator from the local Bar to explain how the pilot program is progressing, what glitches (if any) it has experienced, and where it may go from here.

Speakers:Judge Kathleen Gallogly Cox, Administrative Judge, Circuit Court for Baltimore County (to be confirmed); Judge Julie Ensor, Clerk of the Circuit Court for Baltimore County; Barbara Hansman, Judicial Information Systems, Administrative Office of the Maryland Courts; Henry I. Louis, Esq. (Lutherville)

9:30 am - 10:30 am

WILL YOU BE READY? IMMINENT FEDERALLY-MANDATED CHANGES IN REAL ESTATE SETTLEMENT PROCEDURES AND DISCLOSURES
The federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's final rule for integrated mortgage disclosures goes into effect August 1, 2015. The rule effectively combines the HUD-1 Settlement Statement and the Truth in Lending disclosures and establishes strict timing guidelines that will apply to most consumer mortgages.  These changes are compounded by the voluntary standards being adopted through the American Land Title Association’s Best Practices initiative.  Our presenters will walk you through these new requirements affecting the real estate closing process.

Speakers:Michael N. Russo, Esq., Council Baradel Kosmerl & Nolan, PA (Annapolis); William A. O’Connell, Esq., First American Title Ins. Co. (Columbia)

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SECTION BLOG:

The Real Property Section recently started a blog known as Ground Rules. The purpose of Ground Rules is to keep members informed with timely and interesting developments in real property law, as well as information about upcoming events sponsored by the Real Property Section. Members of the Real Property Section are encouraged to submit articles and notices to Gwen Allen, the editor of Ground Rules, at gallen@renocavanaugh.com. You can also subscribe to Ground Rules by entering your email address in the lower right-hand side of any page of the blog and clicking "Subscribe."


VIDEO REPLAYS:

MSBA-AM20102014 MSBA Annual Meeting - Construction Law For The Transactional Lawyer
- Program Materials

2013 MSBA Annual Meeting - A funny thing happened on the way to the closing

2012 MSBA Annual Meeting - Will the meek inherit the earth, or merely a Life Estate?

2011 MSBA Annual Meeting - Understanding Maryland's New Power of Attorney Act

2010 MSBA Annual Meeting:
 - "Bargaining With the Devil", Featuring Professor Robert Mnookin
 
 - Hot topics in Real Property and Environmental Law 

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2013/2014 ANNUAL REPORT:

This Section organized an educational bus trip, "Come Hear It Through the Grape Vine", exploring legal challenges faced by winery and cidery owners in Maryland; held its annual Advanced Real Property Institute; and revived its Mentor/Mentee program pairing law students interested in real estate law with Section members. It also organized an on-site legal education event at a popular mixed-use development, and worked with the Young Lawyers Section to host brown-bag educational lunches, beginning with "Fundamentals of Closing" in February. The Section partnered with the Construction Law Section for a joint networking happy hour in February, as well as with the Family and Juvenile Law Section for an April educational program. It will present its Distinguished Practitioner of the Year Award at the MSBA Annual Meeting.