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To place a document in the public records. All such documents are time and date stamped when received;this is important because the priority of deeds and of liens is usually on a race-to-thecourthouse,first-to-file basis.In many states,if a judgment is recorded against a seller only minutes before a deed to the buyer is recorded, then the buyer's new property is subject to the lien, which must be paid or the judgment creditor may execute and take the property and sell it for satisfaction of the debt.

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The data file association of text, graphic, audio, photo, CAD/CAM and calibration notes results in efficient and detailed documentation of surveys.
The Vice Presidents shall perform duties applicable to their offices as requested by the President and Board of Directors, and prescribed by file parliamentary authority adopted by file Association.
Also, data file association of text, graphic, audio, photo, CAD/CAM and calibration notes helps produce an efficient and detailed documentation of surveys.