Legal Hotlines

Legal Hotlines for Brokers

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 your Legal Hotline subscription, you can make unlimited free phone calls and receive a summary of your conversation.

KCRAR provides a $60 subsidy for each brokerage firm that subscribes to the Kansas Legal Hotline. The service provides for unlimited calls by the Designated REALTOR® of each subscribing member firm. The current subscription rate is $167, so the total cost to your firm is $107 after the KCRAR subsidy. NOTE: The KCRAR subsidy is available only to KCRAR firms that are members of KAR. 

To register for the program call: Kansas Association of REALTORS at 800-366-0069

KS Hotline Number access: (913) 299-2009
Hours: 10 a.m. - Noon and 2-4 p.m.
Days of operation: Monday-Friday except holidays
Access: This hotline is open to the Designated REALTOR® Broker of KAR member firms. When you call the hotline, you’ll need to identify yourself by name to verify you’re an authorized user.

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 MAR's LEGAL LINE…

The Missouri Association of 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.

LEGAL LINE is available 9 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m., Monday through Friday, at 573-447-5278. Designated Brokers who wish to limit their agents’ access to LEGAL LINE must sign an Opt-Out Request (available at MissouriRealtor.org).

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.