Last Call for CLE - June 7, 2023

Please join us for a continental breakfast, lunch and a fun day of CLE at the Capitol Plaza in Montpelier. While the topics are TBD, the day will consist of 6 hours of CLE (including 1 hour of ethics) for attorneys licensed in the State of Vermont.

Fee: $50 per attendee and will be non-refundable after May 22nd.

Watch for the invite in the next couple of weeks. Space will be limited to the first 200 people.

Note: This seminar will not be streamed or recorded. the articles short ace article copyre.

Upcoming Summer Events

We know everyone's schedules fill up quickly during the summer. We have the following fun events scheduled for this summer and would love for you to join us!

Both events include a BBQ. All CATIC Agents, staff and families are welcome! Please save the date and watch for invites sometime in May or June.

CATIC Night at the Lake Monsters

August 4, 2023

CATIC Night at Thunder Road

featuring "Run What You Brung"

August 24, 2023

The Sophisticated Phish That Is Often Missed!

Click here to read this informative article provided by the CATIC IT Security Team. Questions about the article, please email

Vacant Land Scam Alert - A Bulletin from the CATIC Claims Department


From attorney impersonation to wire fraud and property scams, fraudsters continue to target the real estate sector. Recently, we are seeing a developing focus on vacant properties. Fraudsters are posing as the owners of vacant properties and listing "their" property online.


Example Scenario: The fraudster contacts a realtor via email and tells them to list the property below market value, a calculated move to generate as much interest in the property as possible. Should a buyer appear, the fraudster requests to have the documents executed and notarized remotely and to then send the documents to the seller representative for delivery to the buyer's side. After the funds are transferred to the fraudster, they vanish without a trace.

Such a scheme is one in which the buyer's title agent, if separate from the seller's title agent, has little or no control. They are simply provided with documents in a manner no different from every transaction that is facilitated in our current climate. In states in which buyers and sellers are represented by separate counsel, sellers almost never meet in the buyer's attorney's office, so direct identification is impossible. What can you do to stop this fraud? Click here to learn. 

ALTA Wire Fraud Resources

A successful wire fraud can be devastating for you and your clients, so please be proactive and stay on your game. While we have provided resources and tools, we thought we would share a few resources ALTA has to offer:

Remember: Authorities report that recovery of funds is more likely in the 24-48 hours following initiation, so the sooner a fraud attempt is known, the more likely the attempt will be thwarted.  Important: Notify the VT Underwriting Team immediately if a fraud attempt is known.

Lau's Corner & Title Tips

CATIC's 2023 Agent Forum: Thriving, Not Surviving

Join us June 13th at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, Connecticut. This event will be a day full of informative speakers, CLE opportunities, and networking among industry professionals. Click here to view the agenda. Interested in registering? Please click here. For more information, please email

Lane Guide

Lane Guide remains the leading source for contact information and data on closed and merged lenders. If you are interested in learning more about a subscription or have any questions, please contact

Underwriting Question? 

Please email all questions to Thank you!

Career Network

We often hear of firms who are hiring. While we welcome phone calls or emails, we have added a career network post under News and Announcements (bottom right-hand corner) on the VATC website.