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Topic: Applying the Newest Guidelines for Legal Descriptions and Survey Matters
These guidelines are not title standards, but rather a set of tools available to resolve issues that may arise when reviewing a legal description or survey. They seek to summarize key elements of both law and scholarly works pertaining to specific issues which may arise. In some instances, they are based upon generally accepted survey practices. The guidelines are intended as a starting point for analyzing a legal description or survey.
Speaker: Nancy Landmark
Nancy Landmark is Commercial Underwriting and Closing Counsel at Commercial Partners Title, LLC, where she works directly with customers and their representatives to resolve complex title issues.
After earning her J.D. degree from the University of Colorado School of Law in 1989, Ms. Landmark returned to Minnesota and went into private practice in Stearns County. Her private practice included a wide variety of matters, including active litigation in personal injury, commercial disputes, family law, real estate and probate matters, providing her a unique understanding of the complex relationship between real estate and other legal areas.
In 2000, Ms. Landmark joined the title industry in St. Cloud where she performed examining and underwriting duties and served as production manager. In 2005, she joined Commercial Partners Title, LLC, as a member of the Underwriting Department.
Ms. Landmark was admitted to the Minnesota State Bar in 1989 and to the North Dakota State Bar in 2005. She is a member of the Hennepin County Bar Association, Minnesota State Bar Association, North Dakota State Bar Association, Minnesota Land Title Association (MLTA), Minnesota Commercial Real Estate Women Organization (MNCREW) and the American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL). Ms. Landmark is a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association's Real Property Section and currently serves on the Real Property Section's Legislative and Title Standards Committees. Ms. Landmark serves as Co-Chair of MLTA's Legislative Committee and is a member of the MLTA Board of Directors. Ms. Landmark is also active with American Land Title Association (ALTA) where she serves on the Education Committee and the Government Affairs Committee. She also serves as a regular Continuing Legal Education presenter in the area of real estate and title insurance.
CLE credit has been requested.
Remote attendance is available.
Member Cost: Free
Non-Member Cost: $15
Please register no later than April 10, 2020.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Lesa Eastman at email@example.com or Jennifer Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Topic: Things to Consider when Navigating the Terms of a Qualified Domestic Relations Order ("QDRO")
As paralegals, we may be tasked with obtaining information from plan administrators and drafting a Qualified Domestic Relations Order for attorney review. Does the process confuse you? Are you unsure about what to include when you draft? Do not miss the April 17, 2020, Family Law Sectional with presenter Lisa Meier of Meier Schack, LLC. Lisa is known for her knowledge and proficiency in the complicated area of preparation and implementation of Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDROs) – the division of retirement assets in connection with a divorce. Lisa will provide invaluable practice tips regarding things to consider when drafting QDROs, things to avoid when drafting a QDRO, and will take questions regarding any problems you have encountered when drafting QDROs.
Speaker: Lisa Meier, Esq.
Lisa has been repeatedly voted a Minnesota Rising Star since 2004 and was voted a Minnesota Super Lawyer in 2018. Prior to co-founding Meier | Schack, LLC, Lisa worked as an attorney with Honsa & Associates, P.A. and Honsa & Michales, P.A. practicing exclusively in the area of family law. She has specific expertise in post-decree matters including modification of child support, spousal maintenance, parenting time, and custody. Lisa is especially known for her knowledge and proficiency in the complicated area of preparation and implementation of Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDROs) – the division of retirement assets in connection with a divorce.
CLE credit has been applied for this session.
Please RSVP by April 14, 2020.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Amanda Bean or Jennessa Carlson at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Topic: Land Surveying 101: Metes and Bounds Descriptions
An overview of legal descriptions. Presenter will review metes and bounds descriptions. What makes a good description. How to understand the legal descriptions, distant measurement, units of measurement, and tools of measurement.
Speaker: Nate Carlson
Nate provides leadership and guidance to survey teams within Westwood’s land division. In addition, he works closely with market leaders on strategic growth opportunities for surveying services in the residential and commercial markets, both within the Twin Cities metro area and across the country.
As a licensed land surveyor, Nate has more than 17 years of experience working in residential and commercial development, wind and solar energy, and power delivery. Nate is a company shareholder.
Please register no later than May 12, 2020.
Topic: MN Rules of General Practice - Rule 11, Submission of Confidential Information (Restricted Identifiers vs. Confidential Information)
During this presentation, Mr. Lane will discuss the difference between restricted identifiers and confidential information, and how these documents should be filed with the Court along with what happens when they are improperly filed.
Speaker: Sean Lane, Court Operations Supervisor - Ramsey County Court Filing & Child Support
Sean Lane has been in his current position for five years and counting. He oversees the day to day operation of both electronic and paper filings as well as oversight of the Expedited Process filings and calendars. He is also tasked with performance management as a supervisor.
Prior to his work as the Court Operations Supervisor, he was a family court paralegal (2008 - 2014) working within the Ramsey County Family Court Self Help Service Center assisting self-represented litigants. He began working within the Judicial Branch in 2006 as a Senior Court Clerk within the Ramsey County Traffic Violations Bureau.
Mr. Lane began his professional career working for the Department of Corrections as a correctional officer at MCF-Stillwater in 2000, and has been a State employee for approximately 20 years.
Please RSVP by May 8, 2020.
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