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Transactions - zipForm® Edition

Transaction management and forms software with all the must-have features, including current statewide contracts, local forms, and more.

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Forms Advisor™ & Forms Tutor®

Free advice to help you understand the form you're using with Forms Tutor® and identify which form you need for your transaction with Forms Advisor™

Standard Forms

C.A.R. Standard Forms are developed by the C.A.R. Legal Department which gathers input from real estate professionals and attorneys to create user-friendly, comprehensive, and dependable forms.

Inspectors & Transaction Coordinators

Become certified as a Home Inspector or connect with a certified Inspectors and Transaction Coordinator.

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Partner Program

Your one-stop-source for exclusive offers, discounts, and free trials.

Leasing & Property Management Resource Center

Everything you need for a successful property management & leasing business

Member Profitability Hub

A collection of educational and technology resources designed to help you achieve profitability and better prepare for your financial present and future.

Mobile Apps

Download the latest C.A.R. mobile apps, including CARmojis & Stickers, C.A.R., Legal Hotline, CA REALTOR® EXPO, and zipForm Mobile.

Broker Compensation Compliance

Practice tips for how to comply with the new broker compensation rules. Learn how to use forms, talk to clients, and meet your legal and other obligations.

Legal Q&As, New Laws, and Disclosure Charts

Legal articles, many in question and answer format, are currently available on over 150 subjects in 50-plus categories.

Legal Tools

Quick Guides (1-page articles) and PowerPoint presentations on key legal topics.

Legal Live Webinars

Wish you could catch up on California real estate law without having to read even more documents? Relax and watch a video as C.A.R.’s Legal Live Webinars bring you up-to-date on the hottest topics in real estate law.

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Legal Action Fund

The Legal Action Fund advocates the REALTOR® point of view and assists in lawsuits pivotal to the real estate industry. Learn more about how the Legal Action Fund supports you in your business.

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Important industry cases, resources and information


Current legal developments, C.A.R. legal products and services.

NAR Litigation

Explore the implications of the landmark Burnett v NAR antitrust lawsuit's outcome for REALTORS®, the industry, and your business.

Ombudsman Hotline

If you're a member looking to resolve a minor dispute or communication issue with another REALTOR®, a C.A.R. ombudsman may be able to help!

Peer-to-Peer Ethics

C.A.R. REALTOR® volunteers are specifically trained and are available to answer questions from other members about the Code of Ethics, and can provide information and limited counseling concerning its proper interpretation.

Transaction Rescue™

Your lifeline to the lending community formerly known as the Finance Helpline and Mortgage Rescue™. Find contacts and answers to all mortgage related questions, and problems that arise in your real estate transaction. Get assistance today!

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Consumer Mediation

The C.A.R. Real Estate Mediation Center for Consumers has mediators available to assist buyers and sellers (as well as other parties to real estate transactions) in resolving their disputes.

C.A.R. Legal Hotline

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Legal Action Fund and Amicus Brief Program

The Legal Action Fund is a program funded by dues dollars that advocates the REALTOR® point of view, promotes preventative law programs and assists in cases of importance to the real estate industry.  The amicus brief program is one function of the Fund in which Trustees identify cases that have statewide impact and most directly affect the business activities of REALTORS®.  For examples of cases that C.A.R. has recently been involved in, click here.


Most requests are for an amicus brief for a case on appeal.  The C.A.R. Trustees rarely support requests for cases still at the trial level or at arbitration due to the lack of statewide impact.  The Legal Action Fund Trustees will also consider requests for funding for significant cases.  Any funding is subject to review and approval of the bills submitted and incurred at C.A.R.'s discretion

The Fund is intended for legal costs and fees of the party supported and may not in any case be used to pay judgments for damages or fines, or to pay any settlement amount, whether before or after trial, or to pay any costs or fees of opposing counsel or any other party.  The Legal Action Fund does not reimburse fees or costs incurred in making a request. 

All request for monetary or amicus support from the Fund must be made in writing and signed by the requesting party or his/her counsel.

When deciding if a case merits financial assistance for legal expenses and/or filing an amicus curiae brief, the Legal Action Fund Trustees evaluate all cases based on the following criteria:

  • The case represents a statewide issue that affects organized real estate or private property rights.  Particular emphasis is placed on cases that affect real estate brokerage practices.
  • The case is at the appellate court level, not the trial court level.
  • The likelihood of success and overall impact of the case.
  • The case would enhance the professional stature of C.A.R.'s members and C.A.R.
  • The facts of the case provide the best avenue to appeal the particular issue.
  • The position is consistent with C.A.R.'s policies as adopted by its Board of Directors.
  • An evaluation of the efforts already made by the parties to provide their own support and obtain support from affiliated and interested associations.

Please see the Legal Action Fund Guidelines and Procedures for detailed information.

Send your requests or questions to [email protected]. or you may contact June Barlow, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, by phone (213) 739-8277.  

Copyright© 2023 CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.). Permission is granted to C.A.R. members only to reprint and use this material for non-commercial purposes provided credit is given to the C.A.R. Legal Department. Other reproduction or use is strictly prohibited without the express written permission of the C.A.R. Legal Department. All rights reserved.

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