Friday, October 8, 2010

Free 4-Hour CE Seminar "Loss Prevention Program for Real Estate Appraisers" in Orange County, CA

4-Hour CE Seminar "Loss Prevention for Real Estate Appraisers"
Wednesday, October 20, 2010, 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Newport Beach, California
free Mexican buffet at the conclusion of the seminar 
This seminar is free for LIA insureds and READI members.  Actually, for LIA insureds, the class is potentially cheaper than free because LIA insureds are eligible for a $25 or $50 credit (depending on the insured's limits) on their next E&O premium if they complete the class.
LIA and the Real Estate Advisors Defense Institute (READI) have teamed up to offer this seminar.  It is approved for 4 hours of CE credit for appraisers in CA (OREA Course Approval No. 10119C101).  It is also approved for credit in NV, AZ and UT.  The instructors for this course are Robert A. Wiley, LIA's Vice President, and Peter T. Christensen, LIA's General Counsel.

The seminar addresses legal claims and issues affecting residential and commercial real estate appraisers. The information is based on actual claims and lawsuits filed against appraisers. In addition to the interesting facts involved in many of the cases, the seminar provides specific instruction about how appraisers can minimize their risk of being sued and about how to be prepared for such an event if it happens. Our instructors will also discuss current legal issues affecting appraisers, including the spike in FDIC litigation and indemnity provisions in contracts.

The location of the course is the Newport Beach Tee Room at the Newport Beach Golf Course, 3100 Irvine Ave., Newport Beach, CA 92660.

To reserve your place, please email with your full name and indicate whether you are an LIA insured or a READI member.  You can read more about READI at  READI is free for appraisers listed on policies issued by LIA.  Other appraisers may receive free access to some of READI's resources and the free CE class by emailing  If you are not an LIA insured or do not wish to register with READI, the class is $75.