Appraisers Insured by LIA: Free CE Seminar in Santa Barbara on June 12

For real estate appraisers insured by LIA — especially those in or near Santa Barbara:

Thank you for buying your E&O insurance from LIA!  We are hosting a freeCE seminar in our hometown Santa Barbara.  The seminar is entitled “Hot Topics & Myths in Appraiser Liability.”
Aside from giving our local appraisers free CE and good education, the purpose of this offering is to film the presentation.  We will be using clips for an upcoming on-line seminar. Don’t worry: audience members won’t be filmed.

The date and time are: June 12, 2018, 1:45 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  The location is at a local private club and will be given at the time of RSVP.  We will have hors d’oeuvres and beverages following the seminar, if you’d like to stay and chat with local colleagues or some of us at LIA.

Please let me know soon, if you’d like to attend.  The venue is small and limited to 30 seats, which will be given in order of RSVP. 

This is the seminar:

“Hot Topics & Myths in Appraiser Liability”

 3 Hours California Appraiser CE (BREA Course No. 16CP119903002).   


Peter Christensen, general counsel, LIA Administrators & Insurance Services.

Course Summary  

The seminar covers current liability trends affecting appraisers and dispels some common myths and misunderstandings.  Actual lawsuits and claims form the foundation of the program.  I will be talking, in particular, about two recently published California appellate court decisions involving appraiser liability – and giving specific language suggestions on what to include in your reports in light of those decisions. 

These are the types of questions answered by the seminar:  Who is currently suing appraisers? What do they sue for?  How do the USPAP concepts of intended use and user relate to an appraiser’s potential liability? Based on recent case law, how can an appraiser use these concepts to protect themselves against unwarranted liability?  What liability exposures exist for appraisal review work? Can I sue a review appraiser for negligence over a bad review?  What’s liability risk for non-lending work?   

E&O Discount Information

While we usually offer an E&O discount for seminars; no discount will apply to this seminar because it is free.


Please email me if you would like to come (  As mentioned above, the seats will be given to our insureds who reserve first.

Thank you,
Peter Christensen

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