NELTA is your premier resource for education, information and networking in 2019 - by Cathy Jones

June 14, 2019 - Spotlights
Cathy Jones

New England Land Title Association (NELTA) is one of the title industry’s premier resources for education, information and networking. Organized in 1970, NELTA is currently comprised of nearly 400 members from each of the six New England states. Our membership includes title insurance underwriting companies and corporate abstract companies; real estate attorneys and corporate title agents; bankers, land surveyors, abstractors, paralegals and others in businesses directly related to the title industry. 

NELTA members continue to vigilantly monitor the legislative issues affecting our industry and work to protect their interests. NELTA members stay abreast of their profession by their involvement with other practitioners who share the same concerns and face the same challenges and know the enormous value that membership affords by enhancing their professional careers.

NELTA members stay up-to-date on the latest industry issues with spring and fall educational programs. Many of our new members hear about NELTA through the educational programs we offer throughout New England. The NELTA Education Committee will be meeting over the summer to work on locations and new programs for the fall so be sure to check the NELTA web site at for information and registration forms.

NELTA will hold its 49th Annual Convention at the beautiful beachfront resort, Sea Crest Beach Hotel in North Falmouth on Cape Cod, Mass., June 13-16. 

Attend our Friday sessions: “Working with Lenders - New Closing Instructions and Title Requests” with Ruth Dillingham, Esq., NTP, Dillingham Law, LLC and Melanie Kido, Esq., vice president and MA state counsel, CATIC, and learn “The State of the State of Digital Closings” with Carrie Rainen, Esq., Rainen Law, speaking about e-closings in New England, wet signature, hybrids, digital/RON and Elizabeth Blosser, ALTA director of Grassroots and State Government Affairs speaking on the status of RON nationally. 

Wondering about trends in the business environment? Attend our Saturday sessions: “ALTA Update” with ALTA president-elect Mary O’Donnell and “Axioms: An Outlook & Forecast for the Economy, Real Estate and Life” from Stewart Title’s chief economist Ted Jones. Can’t make the entire weekend? Attend on a one day pass offering a reduced one day registration fee to attend the seminar sessions on Friday or Saturday morning. 

There is no better way to stay abreast of your profession than by involvement with other practitioners who share the same concerns and face the same challenges. NELTA members have discovered the enormous value that membership affords enhancing their professional careers: 

Educational Offerings 
NELTA continues its commitment to be a premier educational organization. Led by a regionally diverse Board of Directors, NELTA presents educational programs throughout the New England states. 

E-News Bulletins
Timely, electronic bulletins that are an exclusive member benefit. When industry news breaks, NELTA brings it right to your e-mail, making you one of the first to know and giving you a competitive edge.

Networking Opportunities 
The key to any association is the people who comprise it. NELTA members develop lasting friendship and business relationships via committee services, receptions at NELTA events, meetings and conventions. 

Annual Convention
NELTA members and their families get together for three days of fun and professional development at our annual convention in June of each year. It’s not only a wonderful fun-filled way to kick off the summer season, it also provides the opportunity to meet with many of the title industry leaders in an informal setting

The preeminent semi-annual publication of the land title industry, NELTA NEWS contains information and articles that keep you up-to- date on land title issues, as well as general business articles on subjects that affect everyone in real estate.

If you are interested in becoming a NELTA member or for more information on NELTA, go to or email

Cathy Jones is the executive director at the New England Land Title Association, Norwalk, Conn.



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