Tuesday, March 22, 2011

LIA's Loss Prevention Program CE Seminar in San Diego on April 21, 2011

One of our star trial lawyers Todd Stevens and I will be teaching LIA's CE seminar Loss Prevention Program for Real Estate Appraisers on April 21, 2011 in San Diego.  The host and registered course provider of this seminar is the San Diego Chapter of the Appraisal Institute. The seminar is approved for 4 hours of CE credit in CA -- OREA No. 10754C227.
My co-presenter Todd Stevens of the San Diego law firm Keeney, Waite & Stevens is a very experienced trial attorney and former president of the San Diego Bar Association.  He has recently won several jury verdicts defending our insured appraisers in civil trials in Southern California.

We teach this seminar around the United States and it is the same seminar that we will teach at the Appraisal Institute's Annual Meeting in Las Vegas this year. It addresses current legal claims and liability issues affecting residential and commercial appraisers. The information is based on actual claims and lawsuits. In addition to discussion about the interesting facts involved in many of the cases, the seminar provides specific instruction about how appraisers can improve certain aspects of their reports that lead to legal claims from disgruntled lenders, borrowers and other parties.  We will also discuss emerging legal issues such as the FDIC, indemnification clauses and other contractual issues.

The chapter's fee for the seminar is $25 for members and $50 for nonmembers. 

Our seminars have received very good reviews.  We recently presented the seminar to 185 appraisers in Lexington, KY, 180 appraisers in Louisville, KY, and 60 appraisers in Anchorage, AK.

Appraisers who are insured by LIA for E&O become eligible for a one-time discount on their E&O premium of $50 (for a $500K or $1m per claim policy) or $25 (for a $300k per claim policy) for completing the class.  This discount may be applied toward any payment due after the seminar.

The time and location are: April 21, 2011, registration at 7:30 a.m., seminar 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Four Points Sheraton, 8110 Aero Drive, San Diego, CA 92123

Registration is through the San Diego Chapter of the Appraisal Institute.

Registration information is on the Chapter's handout is here.

Thank you,
Peter Christensen
General Counsel
LIA Administrators & Insurance Services