Ethical Considerations in Residential Real Estate Closings (EDU201208)

December 8, 2020

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time)


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Presented by the Connecticut Bar Institute

About the Program

The panelists will review the Rules of Professional Conduct with special focus on attorney’s fees, conflicts of interest, representation of multiple parties, and dealing with unrepresented parties. In addition, the rules and statutes concerning the Unauthorized Practice of Law will be addressed. The speakers will review the governor’s executive orders regarding the virtual execution of real estate documents and the order eliminating the witness requirements as well as the instances of abuse of said orders and lenders’ refusal to accept acknowledgements in compliance with the executive order. Tools of the trade including an examination of the purchase and sales agreement and what title insurance covers will also be addressed. 

You Will Learn

  • A better understanding of the Rules of Professional Conduct relating to attorney’s fees, conflicts of interest, representation of multiple parties, and dealing with unrepresented parties
  • A better understanding of the rules and statutes regarding the Unauthorized Practice of Law
  • An understanding of the Purchase and Sales Agreement
  • An understanding of what is covered in a title insurance policy
  • An understanding of how to conduct a three-way balance of an attorney’s IOLTA account

Who Should Attend

Any attorney interested in learning more about the ethics of residential real estate closings. 


(Includes electronic materials)
Member $50 
Non-Member $100
Student Member $15

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Lisa Lugauskas Lisa Lugauskas
Fidelity National Title Insurance Company, East Hartford

Valerie Votto Valerie A. Votto
Valerie Ann Votto LLC, Old Lyme

CLE Credit

CT: 2.0 CLE Credits (Ethics)
NY: 2.0 CLE Credits (Ethics)
The Connecticut Bar Association/CT Bar Institute is an accredited provider of New York State CLE. This program may qualify for transitional and/or non-transitional CLE credits. Attorneys seeking NY CLE credit who have been admitted to the New York State Bar for two years or less must attend the live seminar for skills or ethics credit, or a fully interactive videoconference. Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias CLE credits are only available as non-transitional credits. For further information about transitional and non-transitional courses, please see the page on CLE: Financial hardship information is available upon request.

*Electronic materials are included in the price of the seminar. Any materials for this seminar will be e-mailed to registrants prior to the seminar for download. If the seminar is recorded, all member registrants will receive complimentary access to the recording approximately six weeks after the program. Please note that refunds will not be granted once course materials have been sent. Cancellations made less than 2 business days prior to event are non-refundable.


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