VLTA 2022 Annual Convention Lineup

OCTOBER 20-22, 2022​ The Westin HotelRichmond, VA REGISTER NOW Cybersecurity in Today’s Title Industry Over the past decade, fraud within the real estate, title, and settlement industry has become more sophisticated and more closely associated with electronic communication—hence the term, “cyberfraud.” This presentation provides an overview of cyberfraud, covering common types of cyberfraud, how you … Continue reading VLTA 2022 Annual Convention Lineup


When asked to write an article for the Examiner Magazine on obtaining the ALTA National Title Professional (NTP) Designation, several thoughts ran through my mind. First, I was flattered that a simple post on the VLTA Online Community website had inspired another member to consider, and eventually earn the NTP Designation herself. Second, I was … Continue reading THE NTP DESIGNATION AND WHY YOU SHOULD CONSIDER GETTING IT

NEW LAWS July 1, 2022

The summaries below were drafted by the Virginia Division of Legislative Services.   From the thousands of bills which were introduced during the 2022 session, these summaries include only bills which have been signed into law by the Governor and have been found by this author to be relevant to the VLTA membership.  This selection process … Continue reading NEW LAWS July 1, 2022


The November 2, 2021, Virginia elections resulted in a sweeping upset, with Republicans capturing all three statewide offices and the House of Delegates majority, ending Democratic unified control of state government. Virginia’s “off-off year” statewide and legislative elections feature the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, and 100 seats in the House of Delegates on the … Continue reading 2021 VIRGINIA ELECTION RECAP

VLTA Incoming President’s Message From Stephanie Campbell

Hello VLTA Members! I am Stephanie Campbell, Your VLTA President for the 2021/2022 Term.We have faced a great many challenges over the last year and are finally seeing a sense of normalcy return to life and business. Deemed essential by the Department of Treasury, our workloads doubled if not tripled. We were forced to find … Continue reading VLTA Incoming President’s Message From Stephanie Campbell

Clerks’ Association Message

Message from the Virginia Court Clerks’ Association (VCCA): The VCCA just recently held its annual convention in August where the 2021-2022 Officers were installed. This year’s President is Kristen Nelson from York County-Poquoson Circuit Court. Kristen has been worked in the Clerk’s Office for 25 years and has been Clerk since 2014. This past year … Continue reading Clerks’ Association Message


VLTA President, Julie Ann Rutledge, formed the 2021 VLTA Presidents’ Building Bridges Taskforce (BBT) to develop cooperative relations between the VLTA Association and other industry related Associations. Past VLTA President, Kevin T. Pogoda, has been appointed Chairman of this Taskforce. The immediate assignment for the taskforce is to Build Bridges with the Virginia Association of … Continue reading BUILDING BRIDGES

VLTA Ronald Donn Scholarship 2021

The Ronald Donn Scholarship Award honors VLTA Past President Ronald Donn and recognizes newly licensed title insurance agents and newly certified VCTE and/or VCTSA's. Ronald Donn was passionate about industry education. The winner of the scholarship will receive a complimentary registration to the VLTA Annual Convention, October 18-22, 2021.To qualify, you must be a VLTA … Continue reading VLTA Ronald Donn Scholarship 2021

Women in Business Achievement Award

We are pleased to announce that Mary S. Long, President of Stewart Title and Settlement Services, Inc. has been selected to receive a 2020 “Women in Business Achievement Award”. Award winners are selected each year by Inside Business to recognize women who have made a significant impact on their business community and who have served … Continue reading Women in Business Achievement Award

Interview with the VLTA Past President: Megan Meloon

I had the pleasure of sitting down with Megan Meloon a few weeks after her term ended as our President. We discussed her term and the convention and all of the unusual aspects of 2020.One of our first topics of conversation was the same as probably everyone’s first topic of conversation. We talked about the … Continue reading Interview with the VLTA Past President: Megan Meloon