In REBA’s Member Resource Guide & Forms, you will find information about the benefits, resources and affinity partner programs that are available to members of the Association.

 

I.      REBA MEMBER BENEFITS  

REBA Handbook of Standards & Forms

Join REBA’s Practice Area Sections

Attorney Referral Program

Peer-to-Peer Mentoring Program

REBA Rewards Program

Continuing Education Programs & Publications

 

II.    REBA MEMBER RESOURCES

Employment Ads & Résumés Posted on REBA Site

Legislative Support

Ethics Email Helpline

REBA eNews Announcements

Pro Bono Opportunities

Unauthorized Practice of Law Initiatives

 

III.   REBA AFFINITY PARTNERS

For more information on the REBA Affinity Partner Program, including an overview of advertising and marketing opportunities, click HERE.

For an application to join as a REBA Affinity Partner member, click HERE.

 

Premier Affinity Partner:

LEAP Legal Software


Affinity Partners:

Boston College Club

Mass Lawyers Weekly

CATIC

Mass Lawyers Weekly Notary Journal

Direct IT

Mass Lawyers Weekly Client Newsletters

Easysoft Real Estate Software

National Purchasing Partners (NPP)

E-Closing

Old Republic Exchange

Greater Boston Association of Realtors

M&T Bank

Hingham Institution for Savings

Qualia

Landy Insurance Agency

Westfield Bank

 

I.    MEMBER BENEFITS

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REBA Handbook of Standards & Forms

The REBA Handbook of Standards & Forms is available to all members at no additional cost. Click on the links below to view/download individual Title Standards, Practice Standards, Ethical Standards and Forms.   

Click here to view/download REBA’s Standards & Forms

Click here for an index of REBA’s Standards & Forms

Click here for a list of REBA’s recently adopted/amended/replaced Standards & Forms

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REBA Practice Area Sections

Members of REBA are welcome and encouraged to join up to three of REBA’s Practice Area Sections. Each Section, which is chaired/co-chaired by an expert in the related subject, works to further the practice of real estate law in that particular field. 

Click here for a list and description of REBA’s Practice Area Sections

Click here to download a form to join REBA’s Practice Area Sections

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Attorney Referral

REBA’s web site, www.reba.net, features a free referral database where potential clients can search for a participating attorney by name, city/town or area of practice.  Take advantage of this free service and promote your practice on the REBA web site!

Click here to download the Attorney Referral Form

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Peer-to-Peer Mentoring

The REBA Mentoring Program is intended to assist members who are new to the practice of real estate law.  Our mentors are experienced real estate lawyers who are committed to providing newer lawyers with guidance to help them in their professional development. They will be available to discuss real estate related matters and provide informal guidance. The program is intended to be flexible and informal, and to develop collegiality between the participants.  Matches are for a period of six months. 

Click here to download the Mentoring Program Form

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REBA Rewards Program

Any current REBA Member who refers a non-member to join will receive $50 in REBA Rewards, which can be used towards event registration, publication purchases, and more! 

Click here to download the REBA Rewards Program Form

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Continuing Education Programs & Publications

REBA Foundation holds two semi-annual conferences that include up to 10 educational breakout sessions, 50 exhibitors and sponsors, as well as 700 attendees. All members of the Association receive a discount on registration to these events. CLE accreditation for New Hampshire and Rhode Island is also available. Credits are available for professional liability insurance and for continuing legal education in other states, as well.  Publications from past conferences, including conference syllabi and multimedia CD-ROMs with audio from conference breakout sessions, are available for purchase. 

Click here for the Publications Order Form

 

 

II.    MEMBER RESOURCES

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Employment Ads, Résumés & Announcements Posted on REBA Web Site

Members are now invited to post available employment opportunities and their résumés to be viewed by potential employers on the REBA web site!

Click here for more information

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Legislative Support     

REBA has long advocated the passage of legislation at the State House to advance the practice of conveyancing, and real estate law generally.  Successes in recent years have included:

  • title-curative/protective legislation (curing titles impacted by the Ibanez Case; lis pendens reform; conclusive effect of foreclosure affidavit);
  • laws that modernized other statutes (mortgage discharge law, homestead reform, use of informal probate with power of sale);
  • consumer protection measures (required title certifications in mortgage closings, good funds law);
  • laws that facilitated real estate development (mechanics lien reform, authorization for limited liability companies, permit extension laws, expanded Land Court subject matter jurisdiction, expanded right to withdraw land from the Torrens system);
  • laws that heralded registry of deeds improvements (elimination of owners duplicate certificates; uniform practices and procedures at registries; enhanced technology supports); and,
  • REBA has also succeeded in the defeat of many legislative proposals that would have been detrimental to the integrity of real estate titles and the practice of real estate law.

Click here for more information

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Ethics Helpline

The REBA Ethics Section offers individual, one-on-one advice to members who encounter conflicts concerns or ethical issues in their day-to-day practice. This program is intended to offer confidential, practical and pragmatic advice to members with immediate, fact-based concerns. For more information, email ethics@reba.net.

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REBA eNews Announcements

This electronic newsletter keeps members up-to-date on breaking legislative news and national affairs relating to the practice of real estate law and other adjacent fields, as well as recent and upcoming REBA events, conferences and committee meetings. For more information, email membership@reba.net.

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Pro Bono Opportunities

Our goal is to provide members with pro bono opportunities that are tailored to their skills, resources and availability, while satisfying the SJC goal that every lawyer provide 25 hours of pro bono public assistance per year. For more information, email admin@reba.net.

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Unauthorized Practice of Law Initiatives

REBA is the only bar association making concerted efforts to end the unauthorized practice of law in Massachusetts. REBA’s UPL Committee meets to discuss and strategize how to end the unauthorized practice of law. REBA is currently involved with the NREIS litigation in an effort to further stem the unauthorized practice of law in Massachusetts. 

Click here to learn more

 

III.    REBA AFFINITY PARTNERS

 

Premier Affinity Partner:

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LEAP Legal Software

www.leap.us

We help small law firms because they help people.

LEAP practice management software is everything you need to run a small law firm. View, draft, edit and send all information including forms, letters, contracts, emails and billing with LEAP. As long as you have your laptop or cell phone, you have a complete electronic version of your paper file. 

CONTACT:

info@leap.us

844-702-LEAP

 

Affinity Partners:

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Boston College Club

www.bostoncollegeclub.com

By simply making a one-time $100 contribution to REBA Foundation, members are invited join the Boston College Club with a special REBA-members-only initiation fee of $100, reduced from $800.  Located in the heart of Boston for over 20 years, the Boston College Club is where the city’s leaders come to connect, work, host and play.

CONTACT:

Shannon McQuarry, Membership Director

100 Federal Street, 36th Floor, Boston MA 02110

(617) 951-0978

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CATIC

www.catic.com

CATIC, a long-time affinity partner, is committed to supporting REBA with loyal and generous sponsorships of their semi-annual conferences. Through these educational programs and publications, REBA Foundation strives to maintain the highest standards of the profession and continues to improve the practice of law.

CONTACT: Ed Forristall

EdF@catic.com

(781) 237-8770

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Direct IT, Inc.

www.directitcorp.com

Discounts on IT services and products

Direct iT offers REBA members special discounted products and services designed for real estate closing attorneys, including email encryption software, network support programs including helpdesk, backups, and server maintenance, and compliance packages and services for TRID and 201 CMR 17 security compliance.   To learn more, click here.

CONTACT: Matt Wilson

mattw@directitcorp.com

(781) 890-4400

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Easysoft Real Estate Software

www.easysoft-usa.com/how-it-works/

Easysoft Real Estate software is an affordable, easy-to-use, work from anywhere solution for solo and small firm attorneys who want to work efficiently and close faster. With Easysoft, you can be confident that your numbers are accurate, your closings are done quickly and easily and your firm can be more profitable.

Easysoft real estate software features:

  • Centralized data entry

  • Auto-calculating CD and HUD

  • Title integrations

  • Automatic tax proration

  • Ledger balancing and check printing

  • 1099 filing, right from the software

  • Buyer/Seller Summary Sheets

No installation fee and no training. You and your staff can be up and running in minutes.

Free 7-day Trial

 

CONTACT:

sales@easysoft-usa.com

(800) 905-7638, ext. 1

Have your REBA member ID number ready.

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E-Closing

www.E-Closing.com

Discount of $100 on Setup Fee

E-Closing is used by hundreds of law firms across the Commonwealth to manage their Real Estate Law practices and to help comply with State & Federal Regulations to secure confidential consumer data.  As an affinity partner, E-Closing offers REBA members a $100 setup fee discount to new accounts.  To learn more, click here

CONTACT: Dick Conley

VP of National Sales

Dick.Conley@e-closing.com

(603) 485-7951

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Greater Boston Association of Realtors

www.hinghamsavings.com

The Greater Boston Association of REALTORS® (GBAR) is the largest local REALTOR® association in New England and among the top 25 largest nationally.  The partnership allows strengthen the relationship between local realtors® and real estate attorneys.  GBAR offers many education and networking programs.  For the GBAR Industry Affiliate Membership Form, CLICK HERE.

CONTACT:

John Dulcewski

johnd@gbreb.com

(617) 423-8700

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Hingham Institution for Savings

www.hinghamsavings.com

At Hingham, we provide the banking services you need through a single point of contact. Your dedicated relationship manager is always available to help you solve problems for your business. Our accounts and digital services are offered to you at no cost because we believe in partnering with our customers, not profiting from them.

CONTACT: Ed Skou

edwardskou@hinghamsavings.com

(617) 489-1283

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Landy Insurance Agency Inc.

www.landy.com

Lawyers’ Professional Liability Coverage

This program with Landy Insurance offers exclusive, member-specific, lawyers’ professional liability coverage precisely tailored to the needs of REBA’s members.  For more information or to obtain a quote, please contact John Torvi directly.  To learn more, click here.

CONTACT: Joanmarie Berry

joanmarie@landy.com

(800) 336-5422

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Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly – REBA News

www.masslawyersweekly.com

Six newspaper issues per year containing articles pertinent to real estate conveyancing, current legislation activities and information on recent and upcoming REBA events. You can find a copy of REBA News as an insert in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly and the digital edition online.  REBA members will receive an email with a link to the digital copy.  To view the latest REBA News, go to www.masslawyersweekly.com.

CONTACT: Scott Ziegler

scott.ziegler@lawyersweekly.com

(617) 218-8211

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Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly – Notary Journal

http://books.lawyersweekly.com

 

REBA's journal, co-published with Lawyers Weekly, is specifically designed just for Massachusetts, and it fully complies with all the unique requirements of the Mass. Executive Order on notarial records. The journals are just $9.95, and for a limited time, as a REBA member, you can get free shipping if you order the journals from Lawyers Weekly's web site.  Click here to order the Notary Journal.

CONTACT:

Customer Service Department

books@lawyersweekly.com

(800) 451-9998

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Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly – Real Estate Client Newsletters          www.masslawyersweekly.com

REBA members will save 20% on Lawyers Weekly’s real estate client newsletters, available as printed newsletters, online newsletters for your website, e-mail newsletters and blog posts.  The newsletters, which are a great way to prompt new business and referrals, will keep you top-of-mind, reinforce your expertise, freshen your website and drive business to your office.  It’s easy!  To learn more, click here.

CONTACT: Tom Harrison

(617) 218-8124

tom.harrison@lawyersweekly.com

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M&T Bank

www.mtb.com

Offering businesses and professional practices the know-how they deserve through their team of financial services experts

M&T Bank affords members a variety of enhanced banking benefits and opportunities specifically tailored to support their law practices. Some of these services include, IOLTA’s and Remote Deposit Capture services, which bring the bank to you by making it easy to deposit funds from any remote location, including conveyances outside the Bank’s home territory. 

CONTACT: Kathy Onofrio

konofrio@mtb.com

 

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National Purchasing Partners (NPP)

Visit: mynpp.com/reba/

Membership is Free! Save money with NPP!

REBA has partnered with NPP, one of the largest group purchasing organizations in the nation, to provide members discounts on many products and services.  NPP negotiates the rates, and makes them available to REBA members.  To learn more, click here.

Available products & services include: Wireless Service, Office Supplies, Travel, Office Furniture, Tech Devices, and more!

How to get started: Visit https://mynpp.com/association/reba/ and complete the registration form for your firm. You will receive a verification email and will be prompted to create your username and password. Sign in for access to available discounts.

CONTACT: Abby Keys

(800) 810-3909

         Abby.Keys@mynpp.com or customerservice@mynpp.com

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Old Republic Exchange

www.oldrepublicexchange.com

Old Republic Exchange offers REBA members a one-time $100 discount on the set up of a 1031 exchange.

Why Choose Old Republic Exchange for your Next 1031 Exchange?

The Answer is Simple:

Expertise, Financial Security, and the Highest Level of Customer Service

CONTACT:

Tina Pashovich

tpashovich@oldrepublicexchange.com

(614) 917-3903

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Qualia

www.qualia.com

Offering members completely free setup and migration

Qualia has completely reinvented how homes are bought and sold. By transforming all real estate closings into premium, mobile, cloud-based experiences that everyone can easily click their way through, Qualia has transformed the real estate transaction forever. Approximately 10% of all U.S. real estate transactions currently close on Qualia - bringing together homebuyers and sellers, lenders, title agents, and realtors onto one secure shared platform to fully reset expectations of what the real estate closing experience should be. To learn more, click here, visit www.qualia.com, or contact sales at partners@qualia.com.

CONTACT:

partners@qualia.com

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Staples Advantage

www.staplesadvantage.com

Discounts on Office Supplies, Furniture, Products, Technology, Copy/Print Services and More!

This partnership will allow members of REBA to purchase their office supplies and other office needs at a discount using staples custom website. Discounts ranging from 15-30%!

CONTACT: Chelsie Restic-Metcalf

chelsie.restic-metcalf@staples.com

(617) 910-8610

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Westfield Bank

www.westfieldbank.com

Special Offer for REBA Members!
 
  • FREE Remote Deposit Scanner*
  • FREE Positive Pay Service**
  • FREE Wire Transfers***
As an attorney, your clients count on you to get things right. You expect that same attention to detail when it comes to your business banking relationship.
 
Westfield Bank specializes in business banking for legal professionals and right now, we have a special offer for Real Estate Bar Association Members like you.
 
Open any Westfield Bank Business Checking account along with your IOLTA account and get a free remote deposit scanner ($475 value)*, free Positive Pay fraud protection**, and free wire transfers***.
 
To open a business checking account, stop by any of our 22 convenient offices. For more information, visit us online or call 413.568.1911.
 
Special offer for members of the Real Estate Bar Association for Massachusetts (REBA)
* Free Remote Deposit Scanner requires monthly Deposit Manager (Remote Deposit Capture) service. Deposit Manager service requires bank approval.
** Monthly fee for Positive Pay service waived for single account only. Business Online Banking or Online Cash Manager required to use Positive Pay.
*** Fees for incoming and outgoing domestic wire transfers will be waived. Fees will apply for foreign wire transfers.
See the Commercial Fee Schedule for additional fees that may apply to your account.

CONTACTS:

Mike Supple

MSupple@westfieldbank.com

(413) 598-3253

Michael Vogel

mvogel@westfieldbank.com

(413) 598-3207

 

CATIC

www.catic.com

CATIC, a long-time affinity partner, is committed to supporting REBA with loyal and generous sponsorships of their semi-annual conferences. Through these educational programs and publications, REBA Foundation strives to maintain the highest standards of the profession and continues to improve the practice of law.

CONTACT: Ed Forristall

EdF@catic.com

(781) 237-8770

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