Both the Kansas Association of REALTORS® and the Missouri Association of REALTORS® offer Legal Hotline service programs. Please direct your questions to them, as outlined below.
About the KAR Legal Hotline…
The Kansas Legal Hotline is a program developed to provide quick access to Vern Jarboe, a legal expert in the field of real estate. With the Legal Hotline subscription provided by KCRAR, designated REALTORS® of KAR brokerage firms can make unlimited free phone calls and receive conversation summaries.
KS Hotline number: (913) 299-2009
Hours: 10 a.m. - Noon and 2-4 p.m.
Days of operation: Monday-Friday except holidays
Vern Jarboe is familiar with the KCRAR forms. A partner with the Sloan law firm, he has been the Legal Hotline attorney for KAR since it began in 1998. The hotline is intended to provide information and education; it is not a substitute for legal counsel.
If additional research is necessary, questions will be answered within 24 hours. Additonally, Vern provides a follow-up letter to the caller within 48 hours of the answer. If Vern is not personally available, one of his partners will take care of you.
About the MR LEGAL LINE…
The Missouri REALTORS®’ LEGAL LINE is a new “members only” service benefit that allows all Missouri REALTORS® (both brokers and agents) direct access to an experienced real estate attorney who can provide information on a variety of real estate law topics.
MR LEGAL LINE number: 573-447-5278
Hours: 9 a.m. – noon and 1-4 p.m.
Days of operation: Monday – Friday
LEGAL LINE calls are free for all participants. For more information and FAQs regarding the new LEGAL LINE, visit MissouriRealtor.org and click on Member Resources > Risk Management Tools. Designated Brokers who wish to limit their agents’ access to LEGAL LINE must sign an Opt-Out Request (available at MissouriRealtor.org).