2022 Spring Litigation Conference

Date: June 2, 2022

Location: Virtual Classroom, CA

Northern California Chapter
Ms. Estes
It's a Virtual Offering
It's Virtual - Learn Where it is Comfortable and Convenient for You!
Virtual Classroom, CA
Roach, Stephen / Thornton, Esq., Robin / Banker, Esq., Anish / Hulberg, Norman / Connors, Gale / Lofgren, Bradley
READ through all the information listed below before selecting the "Register Now" button for details on timing, required equipment, virtual and out-of-state CE approvals, etc.



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Important Items to Know / Understand Before Registering

  • If you are seeking credit from a state outside of California, check with your state licensing board to make sure that it will grant approval for (1) an out-of-state synchronous (formerly called "virtual") classroom offering, (2) accepts reciprocal credit if approved in the host state and/or (3) accepts offerings from an out-of-state provider prior to registering. This is a chapter-developed program; we are not submitting for credit from states outside of California.  However, we are hearing that more and more states are now accepting reciprocal credit; Washington, Alaska, Hawaii and Idaho may be among them; there could be others.  In addition, some states outside of California may have additional reporting requirements that the chapter is not able comply with.  There is NO examination required for this synchronous (virtual) offering.

  • Photo IDs.    As part of the required attendance monitoring for virtual classroom offerings, all students need to provide the Chapter Office with a copy of their Photo ID/Driver's License upon registering.  IDs need to be submitted even if you have attended a prior chapter-sponsored offering.

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Our Spring Litigation Conference presents advanced topics to appraisers interested in litigation work. This is an opportunity to sharpen your knowledge and broaden your practice by listening to some of the top litigation experts in the region and beyond.

Sessions include

  • Most Injurious Use
  • Legal Bites:  Timely Updates
  • Being an Arbitrator: What to Do and What Not to Do 
  • Managing the Attorney to Save Your Sanity

Presenters include
Stephen D. Roach, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, Jones, Roach & Caringella, Inc.
F. Gale Connor, Attorney at Law, Shareholder, Miller Starr Regalia
Robin Thornton, Attorney, Wendel Rosen LLP
Norman Hulberg, MAI, Valbridge Property Advisors | Northern California
Anish Banker, Esq., Palmieri, Hennessey & Leifer, LLP
Gerry Houlihan, Esq., Matteoni, O’Laughlin & Hechtman
Bradley E. Lofgren, MAI, Principal, Peregrine Realty Partners, Inc. 

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Cancellation Policy


Written cancellations received by Thursday, May 19, are subject to a $35 cancellation fee.  Cancellations received after that time but prior to noon on Thursday, June 26, are subject to a $55 cancellation fee.  No refunds for cancellations received after June 26 or for program "no shows".  Cancellations can be emailed to lisa@norcal-ai.org.

We reserve the right to substitute instructors, or to cancel or modify this program if sufficient registrations are not received by  May 25 or due to other circumstances beyond our control. In the event of cancellation, tuition fees will be refunded. All other costs incurred are the registrant’s responsibility.

Additional Information


Online registration / check-in will begin at 8:00am (Pacific Time). All registrants should check-in by 8:25am as the conference will begin promptly at 8:30am and will conclude at 3:30pm. Registrants will have scheduled breaks between sessions and a lunch break. There are no scheduled breaks within each breakout session.



This offering falls under the requirements for synchronous (formerly virtual) classroom education. Under this approval, registrants must have the following equipment so that they can see the presenter and the presenter/program monitor can see them: Dependable Internet access, computer with webcam, speakers and microphone. Webcams and microphones are built-in on most laptops. All equipment must be in working order. If the instructor/program monitor cannot see or hear the registrant; continuing education credit is jeopardized. To help ensure receipt of CEC, only one registrant can be visible per webcam at all times. Registrants will connect using ZOOM interactive technology. The phone "call-in" only option is NOT an approved connection mode for those seeking CEC credit for this offering.



This offering is approved for 25-points of Appraisal Institute CEC; applications for 5-hours of California BREA CEC and SBE Training Credit (for assessors) are being submitted. Applications are NOT being submitted to any states outside of California; not all states accept synchronous (virtual) classroom education. Seeking Credit Outside of California? It is up to the registrant to check with his/her state licensing board(s) prior to registering to ensure that his/her state accepts (1) synchronous (virtual classroom) education, (2) credit from an out-of-state provider and/or (3) determine if his/her state accepts reciprocal credit with California.  Some states may have special reporting requirements that the chapters are not able to comply with. This offering is being conducted under the TAF/AQB guidelines for synchronous (virtual) classroom education.  Typically, IRWA, ASFMRA and ASA offer reciprocal approval for AI offerings; check with these organizations directly before registering to re-confirm especially since this is a synchronous classroom offering. Attendance requirements will be strictly enforced; 100% attendance required. Partial credit is not available.

Registrants should be sure their appraiser license/certification numbers are entered in the registration system or a certificate will not be generated.
  License numbers are listed under Profile in your Student Portal or can be added as “Other” License.  Verified attendance certificates will be available for download from your AI MyAccount portal within 15-working days of the conference.



All confirmed registrants will receive an email confirmation that will also serve as a payment receipt.



As part of the required attendance monitoring for synchronous classroom offerings, all students need to provide the Chapter Office with a copy of their Photo ID/Driver's License upon registering. This information is used strictly for photo verification. You may cover all personal information with the exceptions of your pre-printed name and photo. Easy tip: Using electronic means or cut to size Post-It notes to cover/block personal info before taking a picture of your ID/DL with your phone or sending a scanned copy to lisa@norcal-ai.org. In the subject line of your email type -"DL - [ insert your last name] – SLC 2022". The ZOOM log-in information can only be forwarded to those who provide their photo ID/DL in advance.



The ZOOM link will be sent within 24-48 hours of the offering ONLY to confirmed registrants who have provided their Photo ID/DL in advance.  New to ZOOM?  


Northern California Chapter
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Disclaimer Information

By registering for this event, you agree that

·your attendance may be recorded, photographed, and/or monitored at any time

·you will provide the Chapter Office with a copy of your DL/Photo ID in
advance (even if you have provided it previously)
·will accept emails from the chapter; add this address to your accepted list
of emails - lisa@norcal-ai.ccsend.com
·your contact information may be published in a networking roster
·we may switch or change the synchronous (virtual) learning (zoom, Go2, etc.)
platform selected for this offering based on program logistics or
·if you have been professionally diagnosed as physically or learning disabled
and may require special accommodation, please notify us in writing at
least two weeks in advance to arrange for reasonable accommodation
·we reserve the right to substitute speakers/panelists or even
cancel this event due to circumstances beyond our control.

National Disclaimer

This Educational Program was developed and organized by the Appraisal Institute Chapter offering the Program with the intent of addressing topic(s) of current local interest solely for educational and informational purposes. The Appraisal Institute national organization was not involved in developing or organizing the Program.

The content of this Program, including but not limited to any written materials and presenter comments, does not represent the viewpoint of the Appraisal Institute (defined as including but not limited to, the national organization, its Regions, Chapters, members, candidates, affiliates and staff) unless formally adopted by the national Board of Directors. Further, the Appraisal Institute has not peer-reviewed or approved the content of the Program and does not warrant the accuracy or timeliness of the content of the Program. The content of the Program is subject to court decisions and local, state and federal laws and regulations and any such revisions of such laws and regulations.

This Program is presented with the understanding that the Appraisal Institute is not engaged in rendering legal, accounting or other professional advice or services. Nothing in the Program is to be construed as the offering of such advice or services. If expert advice or services are required, attendees and readers are responsible for obtaining such advice or services from appropriate professionals.

State Credit

Please note that 100% attendance is required in order to receive any approved state credit or to be awarded AI CE points. It is imperative that you check with your state board for state approval information before completing registration.

Other Information

If you have a disability and require accommodation, please notify the sponsor at least two weeks in advance for reasonable accommodations to be arranged.

The Appraisal Institute reserves the rights to cancel, limit, or reschedule the program and to change instructor assignments and facility locations at any time.