I am offering the 7-hour CE class Hot Topics and Myths in Appraiser Liability live via Zoom on March 11, 2021, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (AK). The offering of this class is specifically and only for Alaska appraisers. I’ve enjoyed teaching prior classes in both Anchorage and Juneau and wish that I could come again in person. We’ll have to make do with Zoom this year – but we’ll make good use of the technology. I’ll be able to share online resources for such things as creating well-thought-out engagement agreements. Plus, of course, I’ll cover the most recent lawsuits involving appraisers and what we can learn from them.

This seminar uses recent real-world lawsuits as the backdrop. It’s divided into two parts. The first part focuses on liability issues relating to appraisal assignments for lending purposes. The second part focuses on liability stemming from non-lending work, such as expert witness, condemnation, divorce and tax assignments.

In the seminar, I’ll answer questions like: 

  • What are the most common things that appraisers performing different kinds of work actually get sued over?
  • What alleged mistakes are most common in claims?
  • Can an appraiser be sued more than five years after the appraisal – i.e., what are the relevant statutes of limitation?
  • How likely is an appraiser to have a legal problem? 

I am teaching the course on LIA’s behalf. If you are insured by LIA for E&O, you become eligible for a discount on your premium of $70 if your per claim limit is $500,000 or higher, or $40 if your limit is lower.

As with regular live education, there are no quizzes or tests. However, you must be attentive and you must have working audio and a webcam on your computer. I will also need to see photo ID from you (by email) before we begin the class, so that attendance can be verified.

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After purchasing the class, you’ll first receive a receipt from Stripe and then, within 1-2 hours, you’ll receive an email from me with the Zoom link for the class. If run into a tech problem or have to cancel, your class fee will be refunded.

If you’d like to pay by check, just send me an email and I will register you and receive your check later. Questions: peter@valuationlegal.com

Important Details:

  • The education provider and sponsor of this seminar is LIA Administrators & Insurance Services (Alaska provider #APR553). 
  • The Alaska course approval number is #17164. 
  • This course only offers appraiser CE credit for Alaska.
  • All students must participate by having working video and audio on a computer (this is a requirement for virtual CE presentations). Watching on a phone is not sufficient.
  • I will need to receive a scan or photo of your photo ID by email before the class so that I can verify attendance.
  • After you purchase the class, I will email you about how to log into Zoom for the class. These classes will be password protected, of course, to prevent intrusions. The classes may be recorded.
  • Plan on joining the class 10-15 minutes before the actual teaching start time to ensure that you can login to the Zoom meeting.
  • Refund policy: If you need to cancel before the class begins or run into a technical issue, I’ll refund your money – no problem.
  • Are you concerned about whether Zoom will work for you? Email or call me and I can set up a personal practice Zoom meeting for you.

Thank you, Peter Christensen