15 Takeaways from Your Colleagues’ Legal Misfortunes

Date: July 20, 2023

Location: Zoom, SC

South Carolina Chapter
Ms. Walsh
Zoom (Live Synchronous)
Zoom, SC 29201
Sarah Walsh
Christensen, Peter
Questions, please contact sarah@ccai.org



Top 15 Takeaways from Your Colleagues’ Legal Misfortunes

from attorney Peter Christensen

Summary, Learning Objectives and Timed Outline

3 Hours Appraiser CE


Attorney Peter Christensen will offer 15 takeaways and lessons from legal situations and cases involving appraisers. What can appraisers learn from their colleagues’ legal misfortunes? 

Here are some of the takeaways offered:


  • How does USPAP relate to a professional negligence claim?
  • What’s the most important language in an appraisal report – in relation to an appraiser’s potential liability?
  • What legal problems have copying and pasting information from Wikipedia into appraisal reports caused appraisers?
  • How does the Gramm Leach Bliley Act really apply to appraisers?


Peter Christensen is an attorney whose practice is focused on legal and regulatory issues concerning real estate valuation. He is the author of Risk Management for Real Estate Appraisers and Appraisal Firms, published by the Appraisal Institute in 2019.

Additional Information

Continuing Education Approval

The Appraisal Institute has approved this third party developed seminar for 20 AI Points. The SC Real Estate Appraisers Boards have approved 3 hours of CE credit.  100% attendance is required for credit and will be monitored throughout the class time.

IMPORTANT: Please note that not all states have approved Synchronous (AKA 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.


  • Live Synchronous Classroom Via Zoom Videoconference

Schedule (Eastern Time Zone)

  • 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Zoom Check In)
  • 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Seminar Presentation)

Required Equipment & Technology

Students are required to have the following technology and equipment to participate in the program: reliable internet connection, computer (or tablet), web camera, audio, and microphone, Zoom application on computer or tablet. Go to zoom.us for new user tutorials and articles.

Synchronous Classroom Participation Requirements & Guidelines

  • A copy of your driver's license must be emailed to the Chapter office as verification of your identity after you have registered for the seminar and prior to the start date. 
  • Students must have a reliable internet connection, computer (or tablet), web camera, audio (speaker and microphone) capability to participate and receive continuing education credit.  
  • Your webcam must always be in the on position with you in front of it.  Check your webcam privacy settings and allow the Zoom software to access it. If you have a Lenovo laptop, some participants have noticed that they need to install the Lenovo Vantage App on their computers for the webcam to operate. 
  • Basic Zoom Account is required. A paid Zoom account is not required to participate; however, you need to sign up for the free basic Zoom account and app (zoom.us) and install the app prior to the seminar start date.
  • The Zoom platform will be interactive and live. The instructor must be able to see and interact with all students and students must be able see and interact with the instructor.
  • Students must be in a location that allows for their full attention and interaction.
  • Registrants will receive a separate email from Sarah Walsh, 24 hours before class, with Zoom login information. 
  • Contact the chapter office if you have any questions regarding the participation guidelines, at sarah@ccai.org.

Disclaimer Information

Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. If the program is filled, e-mail sarah@ccai.org to be placed on a waiting list.   The SC Chapter of the Appraisal Institute is not responsible for non-refundable expenses incurred by the student.  If you have a disability and require accommodation, please notify the Chapter office at least two weeks in advance at sarah@ccai.org.  We will arrange for reasonable accommodation.


If a student wishes to cancel enrollment, a cancellation notice must be submitted in writing via email stating the reason for the cancellation and his/her AI account # to sarah@ccai.org. 

Enrollment Cancellation Fees:

  • Up to 15 days prior to the program start date, $10 cancel fee
  • 3-14 days prior to the program start date, $25 cancel fee
  • Less than 3 days prior to the program start date, no refund will be provided

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.