Legal Issues for Non-Lending and Litigation Appraisal Assignments

Date: May 20, 2021

Location: Synchronous, FL

Florida Gulf Coast Chapter
Ms. Bachor
Virtual Classroom
Synchronous, FL
Nancy J. Bachor
Christensen, Peter
VIRTUAL CLASS. Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Class size is limited due to the virtual format.



Summary: Most discussion of appraiser liability focuses on lawsuits and claims relating to appraisals performed for mortgage lending. However, appraisal assignments for litigation and other non-lending purposes actually present a greater liability risk to

the appraiser on a per assignment basis. This seminar addresses the specific liability risks and additional key legal issues associated with appraisals for litigation, divorce, estate, tax, conservation easements and other non-lending purposes. It also addresses liability considerations for review appraisers. Actual lawsuits against appraisers form the foundation of the seminar.

This 3-Hour seminar will be taught by Peter Christensen, Esquire.  This class is sponsored by LIA.

Note:  This seminar is only approved for Florida continuing education credit.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation Policy 

• Up To 15 days prior to program start date, $10.00 cancellation fee 

• 7 - 14 days prior to program start date, $25.00 cancellation fee 

• Less than 7 days prior to program start date, forfeit of payment 

Cancellations/Refunds: Requests for cancellations must be received in writing at the chapter office. Confirmed students should not assume that cancellation has been granted until a confirmation has been received. Direct your email requests to:

Additional Information


 Virtual Classroom Guidelines: Students must have a computer, webcam and microphone capability to participate and receive continuing education credit.  The platform will be interactive and live. The instructor must be able to physically see and interact with all students and students must be able to see and interact with the instructor. A copy of your driver's license must be emailed to the Chapter office as verification after you have registered for the offering prior to the start date. You will receive a separate email from the chapter office with log-in access information prior to class. Please contact the chapter office if you have any questions regarding the participation guidelines at 

 Note: Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Class size will be limited due to the virtual format. 

 Schedule: 12:30 - 1 PM - Login and Roll Call (Attendance will be monitored) 

1 PM - 4 PM - Class Instruction 

 Upon completion of the class, your attendance will be electronically submitted to the FREAB. You will receive a CE Certificate within one week of completing the class. 

 Continuing Education Credit: 

FREAB - 3 FL CE Hours, #0010238

Appraisal Institute - 15 Points 

 SEMINAR MATERIALS: The seminar material is included in tuition and will be emailed to each student prior to class. IT WILL BE THE STUDENT'S RESPONSIBILITY TO PRINT THE SEMINAR MATERIAL OR UPLOAD TO YOUR LAPTOP.

Disclaimer Information

Attendance: One hundred percent (100%) attendance is required for all Appraisal Institute education programs. This follows Appraiser Qualification Board minimum criteria requirements. Students should not be late or leave early. If you are late or leave early you will not receive credit. 

 • Attendance will be monitored throughout the day 

• Students are required to hold up photo ID at roll call, if requested 

• Students are required to be visible on the virtual platform during the entirety of the class 

• Instructors will direct questions to each student in the morning and afternoon 

 State CE Credit:  This is a virtual class and is only approved for Florida Real Estate Appraisal Board continuing education credit.  For other states, students should determine current education approval and requirements with their specific state.  Please follow the link above under locations to verify certification in your state. 

Class Materials: You will receive the seminar material via separate email one week prior to class. 

Download Materials: Please bring a printed copy of the materials with you or have it loaded on your laptop for viewing. 

IMPORTANT: You cannot attend the class without materials. 

Virtual Education:

Please note that not all states have approved Virtual education, therefore, registrants MUST CHECK their individual states for approval BEFORE registering for the Program. Before registering for the Program, registrants understand and agree that continuing education credit for this program MAY NOT be available in their state on the date of the Program. The Appraisal Institute is not responsible if credit is not available for the Program in individual states. Please note: State exceptions for virtual education may expire PRIOR to the offering date.

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.