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Examining Counsel (EC) ProgramExamining Counsel (EC) Program
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Stewart Title developed and continues to develop programs that are designed to help strengthen the lawyer’s role in the real estate transaction.

One such program is our exclusive Examining Counsel (EC) Program. As members of our EC Program, lawyers have access to our title insurance products, while maintaining their role at the forefront of the real estate transaction. By becoming an EC member, lawyers benefit by being able to offer to their clients the comprehensive protection of a Stewart Title Residential Gold Policy at a highly competitive premium.

EC members also have access to Stewart Title’s Electronic Policy System (STEPS). Using these applications, lawyers and their staff can easily complete their policy requirements in-house at their own pace. Lawyers still need to conduct the standard title search and indicate if there are any unusual matters that affect title.

EC members do not underwrite the transaction, Stewart Title Guaranty Company does. Stewart Title waives its rights of subrogation against lawyers in all cases except in those that include willful misconduct or gross negligence. EC members are not obligated to use Stewart Title exclusively and compliance with relevant Law Society rules is encouraged.

The Program is available for residential properties of up to six units. Commercial policy orders are also available through other programs at Stewart Title.

To become an Examining Counsel Member or for a demonstration of our software, contact your Business Development Specialist.

* The EC program is currently available in Ontario and Atlantic Canada only.