TNLTA takes seriously the task of overseeing the welfare of the title industry in Tennessee. Our work is directed by committees within the association comprised of agents and underwriters across the state. The association focuses its efforts on three areas: legislation, education, and communication.
Legislation: Charles B. Welch, Jr., of Farris Mathews Bobango Public Strategies, LLC, leads a team as Legislative Counsel to the Association. During the legislative session, they are present on the Hill, monitoring and communicating to our Legislative Committee, Board of Directors, and members, all activity that may impact our industry.
Our Legislative Committee directs the course we wish to take on legislation and sees to it that needed legislation is proposed and passed, and also oppose or question legislation that is potentially damaging to our industry. It is important that our industry have a unified legislative tool through which we can speak and act.
Education: Of equal importance to the Tennessee Land Title Association are the educational opportunities we provide to our fellow professionals. The association's Education Committee plans our training seminars by selecting timely topics of interest to our industry. At least four seminars are offered throughout the year:
Tennessee Land Title Schools are offered in February and September simultaneously in Nashville, Knoxville, Chattanooga and Memphis, to reach members across the state with minimal disruption to the workday. These seminars provide 3 hours of CLE and CE credit for each seminar.
Hot Topics is held in November of each year in Nashville, Tennessee, and is co-sponsored by the Tennessee Bar Association. Hot Topics provides 6 hours of CLE and CE credit.
Annual Convention is typically held in April or May of each year and provides the opportunity for a less formal atmosphere to meet and interact with other Association members, as well as attend presentations that qualify for CLE and CE credit.
Communication: Finally, the association is committed to providing the channel for statewide communication. The association maintains an executive director who staffs the office, receiving and dispersing information as it becomes available. A quarterly newsletter is published to keep the membership abreast of upcoming training opportunities, developing issues and practical tips for operation.