Monday, February 7, 2011

Free 4-hour CE Seminar (with $15 Donation to Southern Oregon Appraisers) in Medford, Oregon on April 29, 2011

To support the grassroots organizing of real estate appraisers in the Rogue Valley and Southern Oregon, LIA Administrators & Insurance Services and READI are pleased to announce the presentation of their 4-hour live CE seminar entitled "Loss Prevention for Real Estate Appraisers” (OR Course Approval No. LIAI-C-0111-1799) in the greater Medford area on April 29, 2011, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  This seminar is free to all appraisers who make a $15 donation to the Southern Oregon Appraisers organization at the seminar and who are also registered for basic membership in READI (basic READI membership is free to professional appraisers, but appraisers need to email to receive a registration code).  The seminar is given as part of READI's mission to support grassroots appraiser organizations and to defeat unfair liability risks faced by appraisers.
Appraisers insured through LIA's E&O program with Liberty Mutual become eligible for a discount on their E&O premium of either $25 or $50 depending on their level of coverage.
The location of the seminar is La Quinta Inn, 2020 Leigh Way, White City, OR.  Please register for the class by email to  If you do not wish to make a $15 donation to Southern Oregon Appraisers and register for free READI membership, the cost of the class is $75.  Space is limited to 60.  If you reserve a space, please be sure to attend -- the seminar is popular and we currently have more than 150 signed up for a class in Kentucky.
Questions about the grassroots organizing and future plans of Southern Oregon Appraisers can be addressed to appraiser Madelon Cahill at
More information about the seminar:  As LIA's general counsel and READI's director, I will be the presenter of this seminar.  It 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. We will also discuss the spike in FDIC litigation and indemnification clauses and other problematic provisions in contracts. 

California appraisers are invited as well but need to make the $15 donation in order to receive the class for free.  The seminar is approved for 4-hours of CE in California (OREA Course Approval No. 10119C101) and approved for 4-hours of CE credit in these additional states: AL, FL, HI, MA, MN, MS, NC, NH, NV, OK, PA, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WI, ID and WA.