Liability Prevention Seminars are available for appraisers. They provide vital information on the most common allegations made against appraisers, and recommends steps for an effective defense. In most states, seminar hours qualify as continuing education credit towards your appraisal license. Additionally, attendees insured with LIA will receive a discount on their E&O insurance premium.

The Liability Prevention Seminars are presented by LIA's risk management team and claims counsel. Chapters who are interested in sponsoring a Liability Prevention Seminar please contact Peter Christensen at 805-689-7807. LIA does not charge a fee for instructors or materials, but we do request that there be a minimum of 50 attendees.*

Below is a schedule of upcoming Liability Prevention Seminars. For further information please Email us or the Seminar Sponsor. Registration for each seminar will be with each sponsor listed below, unless otherwise specified.

*Appraisers who are insured by LIA for their E&O or who purchase E&O from LIA later this year 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) per appraiser by completing the Liability Prevention Program at the conference. This discount may be applied toward any payment due after the seminar.

Online Seminars

Valuation Education

We have partnered with Peter Christensen of Valuation Education to provide appraisers with an online version of our highly popular live seminars. Approved for 4 hours of CE credit in Arkansas, California, Missouri, Oregon, and Washington, with more states coming soon. A non-CE credit course is also available for your own edification.

Learn:
- The current liability trends affecting real estate appraisers
- Common myths & misconceptions about appraiser liability and defense
- From actual lawsuit examples
- The most effective defenses, in and out of the courtroom

Click here to learn more: https://www.valuationeducation.com/
Don’t forget, a $50 credit on your insurance premium for LIA insureds*

Upcoming Live Seminars

Dublin, CA

Presentation with the East Bay Chapter of the Real Estate Appraisers Association (REAA)
Topic: 2-Hour Seminar “Disasters, Hybrids and Weed: Special Legal Issues for Appraisers”
For more info please visit: Seminar Details

New Hampshire/Vermont

Presentation with the New Hampshire/Vermont Chapter of the Appraisal Institute
Topic: 3-Hour Seminar “Hot Topics & Myths in Appraiser Liability”
For more info please visit: Seminar Details

Past Seminars

The Liability Prevention Seminars are presented by LIA's risk management team and claims counsel.

Oxnard, CA

Presentation with the Southern California Chapter of the Appraisal Institute
Topic: 3-Hour Seminar “Hot Topics & Myths in Appraiser Liability"
For more info please visit: Seminar Details

Denver, Colorado

Presentation at Appraisal Institute Annual Meeting
Topic: with Scot DiBasio, entitled “Labor Laws: Rights and Responsibilities for Appraisers and Employers”
For more info please visit: Seminar Details

Denver, Colorado

Presentation at Appraisal Institute Annual Meeting
Topic: with Paula Konikoff, JD, MAI, AI-GRS, and Stephen Roach, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, entitled “The Problem with Problem Identification: There Might be More than One Credible Answer”
For more info please visit: Seminar Details

St Paul, Minnesota

Presentation at North Star Chapter of the Appraisal Institute’s 2019 Market Trends Seminar
Topic: TBA
For more info please visit: Seminar Details

Spokane, Washington

Presentation at the Appraisers Coalition of Washington’s State Conference
Topic: 3-Hour Presentation “Myths, Disasters, Hybrids and Weed: Special Legal Issues for Appraisers”
For more info please visit: Seminar Details

Savannah, Georgia

Presentation with the Savannah Chapter of the Appraisal Institute
Topic: 7-Hour Seminar “Hot Topics & Myths in Appraiser Liability”
For more info please visit: Seminar Details

South Sound Area, WA

2-Hour Presentation at Seattle Chapter of the Appraisal Institute’s All Residential Day
Seminar Details TBA

North Sound Area, WA

2-Hour Presentation at Seattle Chapter of the Appraisal Institute’s All Residential Day
Seminar Details TBA

Salt Lake City, Utah

Presentation at Appraiser’s Conference and Trade Show (ACTS), hosted by the National Association of Appraisers
For more info please visit: Seminar Details

Salt Lake City, UT

Utah Chapter of the Appraisal Institute
Topic: 7-Hour Seminar “Hot Topics & Myths in Appraiser Liability,”
For more info please visit: Seminar Details

Ventura, CA

Presentation at Southern California Chapter of the Appraisal Institute’s Market Trends Seminar
Topic: Disasters, Weed, and Tindell v. Murphy
For more info please visit: Seminar Details

Santa Barbara, CA

Free Seminar: Liability Issues for Appraisers Performing Litigation and Non-Lending Work - 3 Hours California Appraiser CE (BREA Course No. 18CP119903003)
For more info please view this PDF: Seminar Details
If you would like to sign up, please email: [email protected]

Tacoma, WA

Appraisers' Coalition of Washington Summer Conference - 2 hour presentation.

Santa Barbara, CA

Hot Topics & Myths in Appraiser Liability – 3 Hours California Appraiser.
(For LIA Insureds ONLY)
For more info see the attached pdf:
View Seminar Information

Birmingham, AL

Appraisal Institute, Alabama Chapter, 3-Hour Seminar, "Hot Topics and Myths in Appraiser Liability".

Clearwater Beach, FL

Appraisal Institute, Florida Gulf Coast Chapter, 3-Hour Seminar, "Hot Topics and Myths in Appraiser Liability".

Pleasanton, CA

Real Estate Appraisers Association, 3-hour Seminar, "Hot Topics and Myths in Appraiser Liability". For more info and to register, please visit http://reaaca.org

Sacramento, CA

Real Estate Appraisers Association, 3-hour Seminar, "Hot Topics and Myths in Appraiser Liability". For more info and to register, please visit http://reaaca.org/sacramento

Sacramento, CA

Appraisal Institute, Sacramento Sierra Chapter, 3-hour Seminar, "Hot Topics and Myths in Appraiser Liability".

Atlanta, GA

Atlanta Area Chapter of the Appraisal Institute. 4-Hour "Hot Topics and Myths in Appraiser Liability." Register with Suzanne Brockway of Atlanta AI Chapter: [email protected]

Petaluma, CA

North Bay REAA. 3-Hour "Hot Topics and Myths in Appraiser Liability." For more information, please visit http://reaaca.org/north-bay

Manassas, VA

Northern Virginia Chapter of the Appraisal Institute. 3-Hour "Hot Topics and Myths in Appraiser Liability." Contact for registration: Daniel Bird, [email protected] or 202-255-4784.

Hampton, VA

2 Hour Seminar. Types of questions answered: Who sues appraisers? What do they sue for? How does the concept of intended user relate to an appraiser’s liability? What are the relevant statutes of limitation? Can you sue the review appraiser who did a horrible review of your appraisal? What do appraisers who do expert or tax work get sued for? Am I protected from liability by incorporating my firm or using an LLC?

Register: Hampton Road Chapter of the Appraisal Institute at www.myappraisalinstitute.org/education/default.aspx?grp=ALL&fcosw=DC&stcode=&chptrid=96#chapterdeveloped

Washington D.C.

Summit of the Americas / RICS.

Monterey, CA

Appraisal Seminar

Nashville, TN

Appraisal Institute - Greater Tennessee Chapter. For more information, please visit www.tnappraiser.org

Boca Raton, FL

LIA is offering a 4 hour seminar with the South Florida Chapter of the Appraisal Institute.

Las Vegas, NV

A presentation of "A Word from Your Lawyer" the Appraisal Summit.

San Francisco, CA

LIA is offering a Expert Witness Presentation seminar with the Northern California Chapter of the Appraisal Institute Fall Conference .

Manteca, CA

LIA is offering a 3 hour seminar with the Northern California Chapter of the Appraisal Institute.

Tacoma, WA

LIA is offering a 3-hour seminar on "Hot Topics & Myths of Appraiser Liability" with the Appraisers' Coalition of Washington .