The Legal Description is the most comprehensive legal resource specifically designed for title insurance and settlement services professionals. Founded in 2001, The Legal Description is proud to be the first and only full-time, independent newsroom dedicated to the legislative, regulatory and legal issues impacting our industry.
The Legal Description covers the most important federal and state legislation and regulation, and provides updates on current lawsuits, regulatory investigations, and agency guidance. Our up-to-the-minute, nationwide reporting is also designed to provide our readers with fraud prevention tactics, notary oversight ideas, best practices for e-closing procedures and more.
The Legal Description and TheLegalDescription.com are published by October Research, the nation's leading provider of market intelligence, business news and state-by-state legal and regulatory information for the mortgage, real estate and settlement services industries.
Although The Legal Description began with the bi-weekly print publication, our coverage and delivery channels continue to evolve and expand even today. Subscribers still receive 24 yearly issues and exclusive subscriber-only content, but they now also enjoy full access to TheLegalDescription.com and our extensive archive, breaking e-mail new updates, and a library of tip sheets, white papers, industry links and other resources.
The Legal Description also regularly teams with publisher October Research to produce educational online Webinars, Q&A-style video interviews, live content at the yearly National Settlement Services and Compliance Summits and special reports and case law compilations.
In addition, The Legal Description’s Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter groups have become the premier online networking and meeting places for legal-minded title and settlement professionals. Admission to our social media groups and our breaking e-News updates are always absolutely free for everyone.
The Legal Description and all of its products and services are created specifically for independent title agents, attorney title agents, underwriters, real estate firms, in-house counsel, compliance officers, regulatory officials and other settlement services executives in need of up-to-date legal intelligence.
The Legal Description’s comprehensive title and settlement legal coverage gives you the knowledge to remain compliant, advise clients and make informed decisions.
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