Claims Awareness Committee
The purpose of CLTA's Claims Awareness Committee is to identify the latest trends in claims, and offer claims awareness tips to title company personnel designed to prevent like claims in the future. These tips will be circulated to all CLTA member companies through the Claims Awareness Hot Sheet, an annual claims awareness workshop and by other means which the Committee deems appropriate. Ideally, the Committee will be comprised of those responsible for claims administration and claims awareness within their own companies.
It shall be the goal of the Committee to publish the Claims Awareness Hot Sheet quarterly. The Association hopes that individuals serving on this committee will: share written examples of claims suffered by their company; edit those examples into easily read, easily understood synopses; and, offer tips to those on the firing line regarding how to avoid suffering like claims in the future.
The Committee will likely meet four times a year (via conference call) and may be responsible for coordinating an in-person seminar or an electronic webinar. The Claims Awareness Committee is an 18 member committee.
The Education Committee provides basic, intermediate and advanced education to California's title industry. The Committee sponsors seminars in areas of special interest to enhance the knowledge and skills of those within the industry. Additionally, the Committee is responsible for the development and distribution of education materials to support member companies' training efforts.
The purpose of this committee is not to supplant the ongoing educational programs within member companies, but to enhance those programs and to provide basic educational building blocks to assure that, as an industry, we are fostering both competence and professionalism.
Forms & Practices Committee
The Forms and Practices Committee is established in the CLTA Bylaws. It is a 42 member committee which devotes over 1,800 volunteer man-hours per year in support of this association.
A principal duty of the Forms and Practices Committee is to review, modify and propose forms and to review and recommend practices for possible use by CLTA members while involved in the business of title insurance in California.
It is a 23 member committee which devotes approximately 588 volunteer man-hours per year in support of this Association. This Committee meets twice annually, usually in-person but may hold meetings on occasion via conference call.
The purpose of the Legislative Committee is to review and make recommendations with respect to legislative matters that may have an impact on the conduct of the business of title insurance in this state.
The Legislative Committee is charged with the following responsibilities:
The Litigation Committee does not typically hold in-person meetings, however, may meet via conference call from time to time.
The purpose of this Committee is to consider requests of the CLTA to participate in litigation by filing amicus curiae briefs, by providing research or by sharing in the costs of said litigation.
The Litigation Committee employs a number of criteria in determining the advisability of CLTA participation in litigation, including:
The purpose of this Committee is to provide a forum for the exchange of information and ideas on technology-related issues of particular interest to the title industry for all CLTA member companies.
The scope of work of this committee is to: