Webinar: Broker Supervision in a Paperless and Remote Environment
July 22, 2021 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
1 Hour MCLE
Real estate brokers are required to supervise salespersons. What does the Department of Real Estate think is necessary to meet that supervision duty in an age where so much work is done remotely and without paper? DRE Assistant Commissioner of Legal Affairs, Stephen Lerner, will be joined by DRE legal counsel, Kyle Jones, in a discussion moderated by Real Property Section Practice Area Committee member Lois Kadosh. Time will be allotted to answer questions from the audience.
Moderator: Lois Kadosh and Neil Kalin. Speakers: Kyle Jones and Stephen Lerner.
Kyle Jones has worked for the Department of Real Estate for over ten years. In 2008, he began his career as a Special Investigator in the Department’s Enforcement Section. In this capacity, he investigated violations of the Real Estate Law and worked with other law enforcement and licensing agencies, including local District Attorney offices, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the California Department of Justice, and the United States Secret Service, to investigate criminal activities involving real estate. In 2014, Kyle obtained his Juris Doctor from Lincoln Law School and was admitted to the California State Bar. In 2015, Kyle left state service and spent two years as the Designated Officer and in-house counsel for a local real estate company. In 2017, he returned to the Department of Real Estate as a Real Estate Counsel. As a Real Estate Counsel, Kyle successfully has represented the Department in over 120 administrative hearings where the Department sought to deny a real estate license application or discipline a real estate licensee.
Outside of the office, Kyle enjoys snowboarding, golfing, scuba diving, and paddle boarding.
Steve was appointed by Governor Brown as Assistant Commissioner for Legal Affairs (Chief Counsel) on November 2, 2015. In this position, he serves as the principal legal advisor to the department, Commissioner, and executive team and oversees the department’s legal program. Prior to his appointment, he served as a Deputy Attorney General in the Natural Resources Law Section of the California Attorney General’s Office from 2011 through 2015 where he advised the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, Air Resources Board, State Water Resources Control Board, and Board of Forestry and represented them in civil litigation. Between 1995 and 2011, Steve was a civil litigator in private practice representing individuals and businesses (including several large homebuilders/developers) with business, real estate and environmental law disputes. Between 1988 and 1991, Steve served as an Assistant to the Mayor of the City of San Diego and was responsible for advising her on matters relating to the environment, parks, water quality/sewage treatment, recycling, and airport relocation.
Steve obtained his juris doctorate degree from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1994 and his bachelor of arts degree from the University of California, San Diego in 1988.
In his free time, Steve enjoys traveling, running, photography, reading, and, most importantly, spending time with his wife and two children, ages 12 and 9. Steve also has been an active member of the board of directors for the Society for the Blind since 2003 and served as the board’s president for five years between 2004 and 2008.