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The Appraiser as an Expert Witness: Preparation & Testimony Education Schedule (PDF)

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This two-day course introduces the basic concepts and strategies needed to engage in litigation valuation. It explores the scope of activities appraisers can expect in a legal action, including assessing the status of a case, developing a USPAP-compliant appraisal without preparing a written report, and understanding legal terminology and jargon. The course addresses how litigation assignments differ from lender assignments and how to market appraisal services to litigation clients. Participants work in small groups to practice effective deposition and direct testimony techniques and a mock trial with a residential case study gives them the opportunity to experience a realistic courtroom environment in which to polish their skills.

Upon completion of the course, participants should be able to:
• Describe the general process of a lawsuit involving real property valuation
• Understand the mechanics and strategies of a deposition and direct testimony
• Understand the requirements to successfully communicate and defend an opinion of value in a courtroom setting

Note: This course is in the Litigation Professional Development Program. For more information, click here.

Program Overview
• Table of Contents and Overview (PDF)
• Schedule (PDF)

Recommended Text
• Applications in Litigation Valuation: A Pragmatist’s Guide
• Real Property Valuation in Condemnation

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Tuition
Please contact the sponsoring chapter for information on fees applicable to chapter programs.

Required
• A basic-function calculator is required. There are math problems in this course but none that require the use of a financial calculator for either the course or the exam. Certain math functions are easier to perform on a calculator such as the HP-12C, but a basic-function calculator also performs the functions. Note: Cellular phones, tablets, iPads, and other devices that connect to the Internet are NOT permitted during the exam.

AI CE Credit for Designated Members and Practicing Affiliates
• Attend Only = 150 points
• Attend and Pass = 200 points

Prerequisites
Basic Appraisal Principles
Basic Appraisal Procedures

Students must sign a waiver at the beginning of the course stating that they have the prerequisites. If they do not, they will not hold the Appraisal Institute responsible and will not expect to receive special attention during the course.


Who Should Enroll
• Experienced residential and general appraisers interested in exploring litigation valuation as a specialty
• Real estate professionals
• Users of appraisal services
• Attorneys

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