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Access: 50 Ways to Leave Your Property - 216441

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Access: 50 Ways to Leave Your Property

This session will review Access as a covered risk under a standard title policy (no right of access to and from the subject land), refined coverage in endorsements, public access, private access, and creation and termination of both public and private access. This session will draw from both the perspective of the title examiner and the title insurance agent to offer a well-rounded view of potential missteps in ensuring and insuring access in a real estate transaction.

Douglass Dewing

Douglass W. Dewing earned a BA from Washington and Lee University, a JD from Washington University School of Law and a MA from Saint Leo University. He is the author of A Virginia Title Examiner’s Manual, most recently updated in 2017, a co-author of Virginia CLE’s Real Estate Transactions in Virginia, most recently updated in 2015, an occasional presenter at CLE and CE (Title Insurance) programs, and an occasional contributor to various professional journals and trade publications. After 29 years as an underwriting counsel with Lawyers Title Insurance Corporation, Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company, Chicago Title Insurance Company and Fidelity National Title Insurance Company, he has withdrawn from the active practice of law to finally address an age-old question: “What are you going to do when you grow up?” While pondering that question, he continues to underwrite from the primary source documents, the land records themselves. In honor of Arthur Conan Doyle’s literary hero, Dewing has adopted the job title of Consulting Examiner.

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Course Time Limit: Students will have 60 days from the date of purchase to successfully complete this course.

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