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Hot Topics and Myths in Appraiser Liability

CALL   Date: February 7, 2019, 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Location: San Diego, CA
  Local Area Topics  
Category  Electives [E]  
Attendance Hours  3.0  
Current Price  $ 109.00 AI Price *  
$ 159.00 Full Price *  
* includes late fee
Late Fee  $ 50.00  
Name  Handlery Hotel  
Address  950 Hotel Circle North  
City  San Diego  
State  CA  
Zip  92108  
  Sponsor / Contact  
Chapter  San Diego
Contact Name  Patti L. Kreutzer  
Phone  (858) 292-7324  
Fax  (858) 292-7333  
SEMINAR SCOPE: The seminar covers current legal and liability trends affecting appraisers and dispels some common myths and misunderstandings. Actual (and interesting) lawsuits and claims form the foundation of the seminar.

These are the types of questions answered by the seminar:
• Who is currently suing appraisers? What are they suing for?
• What are the most common errors that lead to lawsuits – for both commercial and residential appraisers?
• How do the USPAP concepts of intended use and user in an appraisal relate to an appraiser’s potential liability?
• How can an appraiser use these concepts to protect themselves against unwarranted liability based on recent case law?
• Will incorporating my appraisal firm protect me?
• What is the new “mass litigation” phenomenon that is affecting appraisers?
• What liability exposures exist for appraisal review work?
• What does E&O insurance cover?

SEMINAR OBJECTIVES: The objectives of the seminar are to educate appraisers about:
• The most common current sources and causes of professional negligence lawsuits against appraisers.
• The current mass litigation phenomenon affecting appraisers.
• How the USPAP concepts of client/intended user and intended use relate to legal claims against appraisers.
• How to handle common liability threat situations.
• The importance of the appraiser’s work file and what elements of the work file are most relevant to liability prevention.
• The role of professional liability insurance.

INSTRUCTOR: Peter Christensen, General Counsel of LIA Administrators & Insurance Services
Cancellation Policy
  • Up To 15 days prior to program start date, $25.00 cancellation fee.
  • 2 - 14 days prior to program start date, $45.00 cancellation fee.
  • Less than 2 days prior to program start date, forfeit of payment.
Enrollment is on a first-come, first served basis. If the event is filled, a waiting list will be retained. The San Diego Chapter reserves the rights to cancel, limit, or reschedule any event if the minimum enrollment level is not reached, and to change faculty assignments and facility locations at any time. Prospective students should confirm their registration with the Chapter office before making any non-refundable airline reservations. Transfers are not allowed.

The Appraisal Institute enforces attendance requirements mandated by state licensing and certification regulatory agencies. The Appraisal Institute issues certificates for state certification/licensing or state continuing education credit that verify successful completion and attendance of 100%, with your grade notification letter for courses, or at the conclusion of some seminars. One hundred percent (100%) attendance is required for all Appraisal Institute education programs. This follows Appraiser Qualification Board minimum criteria requirements.

Some offerings have prerequisites. Be sure to read the course or seminar description to find out if there are any prerequisites for this offering.

Some offerings have required textbooks. Be sure to read the course or seminar description to find out if there are any required textbooks for this offering. There will not be any textbooks for purchase at the class. Students must purchase any required textbooks prior to the start date of the offering.

Some offerings require each student to bring a laptop and/or other equipment. Be sure to read the course or seminar description to determine if any equipment is required. Students are responsible for safeguarding their equipment and personal belongings at all times. The Appraisal Institute, the San Diego Chapter, the course or seminar Instructor, or the facility will not be responsible for any loss of students’ personal belongings.

Some offerings are now available with downloadable materials. If a student opted to download materials instead of having materials direct shipped, the student will be required to bring the materials to class on a laptop. All students must have their own set of the materials to receive any credit for the class. Extra copies of materials will not be available at the class.

It is the policy of the Appraisal Institute to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are participating in Appraisal Institute educational programs. If any student needs accommodations to participate because of a disability, please notify the Chapter office in writing at least two weeks in advance of the program and reasonable accommodations will be arranged. Without two weeks’ notice, accommodation may not be available.

For scannable exams, written notification of results will be sent via email to the examinee approximately 15 business days from the date of receipt of the exams at the national office. Certificates of completion for continuing education, if the offering is an Appraisal Institute-developed seminar, will be distributed via email within 15 business days after completion of the seminar. Certificates of completion for Chapter-developed seminars will be distributed at the conclusion of the class. Express Grading for scannable exams is available. For more information about Express Grading, contact the Appraisal Institute National office at (312) 335-4207.

Program materials will be picked up at the site.
  Additional Information  
TIME: Check in 1:30 pm / Seminar 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

COURSE MATERIALS, if any, will be distributed at check in.

DISCLAIMER: This educational program (“Program”) was developed by an outside party. The San Diego Chapter of the Appraisal Institute made arrangements for the Third-Party to offer the Program with the intent of addressing topic(s) based on a certain Chapter or local need for such topic, solely for educational and informational purposes. The Appraisal Institute national organization was not involved in developing or organizing the Program and does not endorse the Program or its content.

CERTIFICATES OF COMPLETION will be e-mailed within one week after the completion of the seminar.

CHAPTER MEETING: The San Diego Chapter will also hold its General Chapter Lunch Meeting at the Handlery Hotel on February 7, 2019, from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm. Seminar attendees are welcome to also attend the Chapter Lunch Meeting for an additional cost of $25 for San Diego Chapter members, or $35 for non-San Diego Chapter members. Seminar attendees who wish to attend the Chapter Lunch Meeting must register separately.

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