Friday, December 9, 2011

Two Free Appraiser CE Classes in East Brunswick, NJ on 12/14/11

This is a reminder about LIA and READI’s free 4-Hour CE seminar on appraiser liability prevention on 12/14/11 in East Brunswick, NJ -- the prior announcement of this class is copied below. 

In addition, I am pleased to announce that we’ve added an additional free seminar at the same location on the same day.  The additional class will be taught by Dennis Scardilli, JD, MAI.  He is one of the few MAI/attorneys in the U.S., and he is also a certified USPAP instructor.   His seminar is approved for 2 hours of appraiser CE in NJ (#2011-4000000).  It is entitled “New Jersey Real Estate Law, USPAP and You.”  His seminar particularly addresses common USPAP violations for which discipline is given in New Jersey.  He will be using real life examples.  As an attorney licensed in New Jersey, Dennis handles appraiser disciplinary actions and he’ll be sharing his knowledge and experience in the seminar.  He has performed a comprehensive review of discipline in the state and has detailed information to share.  The seminar is a perfect complement to our appraiser liability prevention seminar in the morning.  His seminar will begin at 1:30 and end at 3:30 at the Days Hotel, 195 Route 18 South, East Brunswick, New Jersey 08816(same location as the class described below).

Registration for either class is by email to  Both classes are free for appraisers who register for READI membership at or who are insured by LIA.

Here is the prior announcement regarding the 4-hour CE seminar:

READI and LIA are presenting their 4-hour live CE seminar entitled "Loss Prevention Program for Real Estate Appraisers" on December 14, 2011 in East Brunswick, NJ.   The seminar is free to all appraisers who are either registered with READI or insured by LIA.  (LIA is the state-approved provider and the NJ code # is 2011-29500000.  See note below for additional state approvals.)

Who sues the most appraisers? What do they sue for? Which lenders pose the most risk to appraisers? Who is more at risk: residential or commercial appraisers? Which AMCs have sued appraisers for indemnification? You'll get the answers at the seminar and, of course, 4 hours of CE credit. 

As LIA's general counsel and READI's director, I will be the presenter. The seminar addresses legal claims and issues affecting both 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.

Appraisers insured through LIA's E&O  program with Liberty Mutual become eligible for a one-time discount on their E&O premium of either $25 or $50 depending on their level of coverage by completing the class.

The location of the seminar is the Days Hotel, 195 Route 18 South, East Brunswick, New Jersey 08816. Class sign-in starts at 8:00 a.m. The class will begin promptly at 8:30 a.m. and end at 12:30 p.m.

Appraisers who are registered as members of READI ( or insured by LIA may register for the seminar by email to  Space will be given in order of RSVP.

CE approval information (as of 12/9/11). LIA's 4-hour CE seminar "Loss Prevention Program for Real Estate Appraisers" is approved for 4 hours of appraiser CE credit in these states: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, FL, HI, ID, KY, LA, MA, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, RI, UT, VA, VT, WI, and WA. Approval is pending in DE (please check with us before the class date). Reciprocal CE credit may be awarded by these states: KS, NE and WY (please check with these states to verify reciprocal credit).  We do not offer CE credit for these states: CO, CT, GA, IA, IL, IN, MD, ME, MI, and WV.