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Guide helps county recorders go paperless

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County recorders will have an easier time going paperless thanks to a new guide published by an industry group. The Uniform Real Property Electronic Recording Act Enactment and eRecording Standards Implementation Guide explains to county clerks and recorders how to proceed when accepting electronic real property documents for filing. It also provides details for states on how to use national eRecording standards in developing local standards. The Property Records Industry Association produced the 162-page guide. "The hope is that this will take us the last 100 yards and across the goal line" for the paperless transaction, according to attorney Jerry Buckley, who with fellow partner Margo Tank at Buckley Kolar LLP in Washington, D.C., played a big role in creating federal legislation that made electronic signatures legal in 2000. As things stand, the two said, more and more real estate professionals are conducting transactions online. "From the beginning of a real estate transaction al...