The mission of the Virginia Land Title Association (VLTA) is to promote communication and to provide education throughout the real estate and title insurance industries. The mission includes promoting standards and regulations that increase the effectiveness of the industries. Legislative initiatives and educational programs are primary aspects of the VLTA’s work. Leadership in ethical practices and standards is an integral part of its members’ business, within and outside of the VLTA.

The VLTA EXAMINER is the official online publication of the Virginia Land Title Association, offering articles of interest to land title professionals.

Examiner Committee Leadership

Editor in Chief
Ali Newkirk
RGS Title

Assistant Editors
Julie Ann Rutledge, VCTE
Land Title Research, LLC

Colleen Taylor
Old Republic Title

Managing Editor
Emily Stephens
Virginia Land Title Association

The views and opinions expressed in this publication are not necessarily those of the association. Articles may not be reprinted without the consent of the VLTA.

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