About the Real Property Law Section
The Real Property Law Section provides education and information on real property law issues through seminars, publications, and networking events, as well as advocacy in the Legislature and in precedential cases involving real property law.
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As a member, you will receive the Section’s publication, the Michigan Real Property Review, and the Section's monthly e-Newsletter, which consistently highlights hot topics in Michigan real property law.
Our CLE programs include Summer and Winter Conferences, "Groundbreaker" Breakfast Roundtables, Homeward Bound Series, and "Meet & Greet" programs which provide an opportunity for all members to gather for outstanding educational programming, networking, and most importantly, a lot of fun. To become a member, click here PDF.
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Take the opportunity to get involved by writing for one of our publications, presenting at a conference or seminar, or joining one of the committees that cover virtually every area in real estate law. Click here to find a list and description of our Committees and how you can join, or check out the committees you're already subscribed to.
November 10, 2020 Notice
Governor Whitmer recently signed into effect House Bill 6294 through House Bill 6297 to allow certain documents to be signed, witnessed and notarized electronically until Dec. 31. The bills amend the Estates and Protected Individuals Code, the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act, the Uniform Real Property Electronic Recording Act and the Michigan Law on Notarial Acts, respectively. The bills have largely retroactive effect from April 30 and encourage the use of electronic signatures, witnesses and records, where available.
A Statement from the Real Property Law Section Regarding the COVID-19 Pandemic
On March 23, 2020, Governor Whitmer issued Executive Order 2020-21 (COVID-19). It is described as the temporary requirement to suspend activities that are not necessary to sustain or protect life. A link to that guideline is provided here.
On August 7, 2020, the Governor extended the state of emergency through September 4, 2020, by Executive Order 2020-165.
The Real Property Law Section continues to operate but all meetings in the near future will be conducted remotely with call-in functionality. Time will provide more guidance as this experience is negotiated, but in the meantime, be safe and guard your health zealously.
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