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The Appraiser as an Expert Witness: Preparation & Testimony

    Date: May 30 - 31, 2018   Location: Woburn, MA
 
  Course  
Category  Other [Oth]  
Level  III  
Attendance Hours  15.0  
Exam Hours  1.0  
Current Price  $ 375.00 AI Price *  
$ 425.00 Full Price *  
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  Instructor  
Vincent M. Dowling, MAI, SRA  
    
 
  Location  
Name  Courtyard by Marriott  
Address  700 Unicorn Park Drive  
City  Woburn  
State  MA  
Zip  01801  
 
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  Sponsor / Contact  
Chapter  Massachusetts and Rhode Island
Website  www.massri-appraisalinstitute.org  
Contact Name  Lianne C. Andreucci  
Email  l.andreucci@comcast.net  
Phone  (781) 397-8922  
Fax  (781) 388-9052  
 
  Description  
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.

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Schedule (PDF)
 
  Audience  
• Experienced residential and general appraisers interested in exploring litigation valuation as a specialty

• Real estate professionals

• Users of appraisal services

• Attorneys
 
  Equipment  
• A financial calculator is required. The accepted model used in the course is the HP-12C. Note: Cellular phones, tablets, iPads, and other devices that connect to the Internet are NOT permitted during the exam.
• You must be familiar with calculator operation when the course begins. Answers to problems in course material are shown using the HP-12C. Do not come to class expecting to be taught how to use a financial calculator.
• Free Review: Using a Financial Calculator; Symbols and Formulas, Capitalization Selection Tree and Sample Problems and Financial Calculator Practice Exercises
• For additional help with the HP-12C calculator, take our online seminar, Using Your HP-12C Financial Calculator.
 
  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.

 
  For Further Reading  
  The Appraiser as an Expert Witness: Preparation & Testimony  
  Real Estate Valuation in Litigation, 2nd ed.  
  Applications in Litigation Valuation: A Pragmatist’s Guide  
 
  Disclaimer  
Cancellation Policy
  • Up To 15 days prior to program start date, $50.00 cancellation fee.
  • 7 - 14 days prior to program start date, $50.00 cancellation fee.
  • Less than 7 days prior to program start date, forfeit of payment.
  Transfer Policy
  • Up To 15 days prior to program start date, no transfer fee.
  • 7 - 14 days prior to program start date, $25.00 transfer fee.
  • Less than 7 days prior to program start date, no transfer allowed.
  Program Material Policy

Beginning 4 weeks before the offering start date, program material will be shipped directly to the student. If this material has been shipped and you request a registration cancellation, you will automatically be charged a $25.00 fee and you may keep the material. Once the fee is charged, your refund will be processed. Material returns are no longer accepted. Contact the offering sponsor for more information.
  • Cancel Offering, $25.00 material fee.
Registration Information - Reservations are on a first come, first serve basis. Only those reservations that include full payment will be considered. Space is not guaranteed for those who register after the registration deadline. Priority is given to students enrolling for more than one course. Seating is limited and sessions may fill quickly. Register early. Students without materials may not take the course. A minimum enrollment is required to be able to offer these courses. We reserve the right to cancel or re-schedule this course if a minimum enrollment is not met. If the course is cancelled, you will be notified and given a full refund. Consequently, we do not recommend purchasing non-refundable airline tickets. All cancellations must be submitted in writing. Confirmed students should not assume that cancellation has been granted until a confirmation has been received. Other Information If you have a disability and require accommodation, please notify the chapter office at least two weeks in advance and we will arrange for reasonable accommodation. We reserve the rights to cancel, limit, or reschedule the course and to change faculty assignments and facility locations at any time. APPRAISER QUALIFICATION HOURS & ATTENDANCE POLICY The Appraisal Institute enforces attendance requirements mandated by state licensing and certification regulatory agencies. The Appraisal Institute issues certificates for state certification/licensing or state continuing education credit that verify successful completion and attendance of 100% with your grade notification letter. One hundred percent (100%) attendance is required for all Appraisal Institute education programs. Credit and a course completion certificate can only be issued by attending 100% of the course. Please plan accordingly and be on time as late arrival or leaving early could jeopardize your receiving a certificate of attendance. Makeup of missed sessions is not allowed. Disability - If you have a disability and may require some accommodation, please notify the chapter office in writing at least two weeks in advance of each course and we will arrange for reasonable accommodation.

Program materials can be downloaded by the student or can be shipped directly to the student. If you choose to have the material shipped and do not receive your materials within 5 days before the offering start date, please call the sponsor to inform them.
 
  Additional Information  
Course Location: Courtyard By Marriott, 700 Unicorn Park Drive, Woburn, MA Registration: 8:00 am Classroom Hours: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm One hundred percent (100%) attendance is required for all Appraisal Institute education programs. Credit and a course completion certificate can only be issued by attending 100% of the course. Please plan accordingly and be on time as late arrival or leaving early could jeopardize your receiving a certificate of attendance. Course outline, shipping fees, and AM break included in tuition. Lunch and afternoon break is "on your own". Overnight Accommodations We now have a fixed rate for students attending AI programs who wish to book overnight accommodations. Visit the hotel website at www.marriott.com/boscw . Under the tab for special rates, click corporate code. The CODE IS is Y8I (capital I at the end).

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