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Professional Standards Training for Committee Members and Directors

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Ethics/MLS Review Committee

Mandatory Training for REALTORS® interested in serving on any Professional Standards Committee. The Grievance Committee conducts a preliminary review of allegations of unethical conduct or violations of the MLS rules to:

  • determine whether the matter warrants further consideration by a Professional Standards Hearing Panel
  • insure the proper articles and sections are cited
  • screen allegations in effort to prevent abuse and harassment
Standing Professional Standards Committee members and Directors are encouraged to attend.


Professional Standards Committee and Board of Directors

Mandatory Training for REALTORS® interested in serving on Professional Standards Hearing Panels. The responsibility of this Committee is to conduct disciplinary and arbitration hearings. Professional Standards Committee members and Directors are required to attend. Grievance Committee members are encouraged to attend.

Sessions: Check back for future dates

 

Mock Trial Class

In this 3-hour class, the Procuring Cause Guidelines will be discussed. Attendees will learn how to apply the procuring cause factors chart through a discussion of hypothetical arbitration cases.

Instructor: Brian Polinsky, C.A.R. Staff Attorney

Sessions:

Procuring Cause

In this 3-hour class, the Procuring Cause Guidelines will be discussed. Attendees will learn how to apply the procuring cause factors chart through a discussion of hypothetical arbitration cases.

Instructor: Brian Polinsky, C.A.R. Staff Attorney

Sessions:

Drafting Finding of Facts

Learn how to draft the facts supporting a disciplinary hearing’s panel decision. Well-written findings will provide a clear picture of what happened and will explain the reasoning behind the hearing panel’s recommendations. As each matter is different, it is imperative that each finding is composed properly and in a manner that allows the Board of Directors to ratify, modify or rule upon a Request for Review. It should also be written well enough to stand on its own merits if challenged in court.

This interactive course will explain:

  • Purpose of drafting Findings of Fact
  • Proper use of form D-11
  • Use of brief, chronological and succinct statements
  • Drafting findings when no violation exists
  • When to consult with Association Counsel

Instructor: Brian Polinsky, C.A.R. Staff Attorney

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