Refreshed & Revised Version Now Available!
Refreshed & Revised Version Now Available!
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.
Downloads• Table of Contents and Overview (PDF)• Schedule (PDF)
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.
State Certification: Students should contact their specific state to determine current education approval and requirements. Please follow the link above under locations to verify certification in your state.
Class Materials: Will be distributed at the class (unless you paid the reduced fee for the download materials).
Download Materials: If you requested a download of the class materials, please bring a printed copy with you or have it loaded on your laptop for viewing.
IMPORTANT: Bring a copy of the downloaded materials with you or have them loaded on your laptop. You cannot attend the class without materials. No additional materials will be available at the class.
ENROLLMENT CANCELLATION NOTICE All enrollment cancellations must be submitted in writing via fax 813-962-4006 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. A confirmation of your cancellation will be e-mailed once it is processed by the Chapter office. See details regarding cancellation fees. Weather and/or Emergency Procedures for courses and seminars: In the event of bad weather or a state of emergency, call the chapter office at (813) 962-4003 for any message about the status of the class. If there is no message, the class will continue as scheduled. In the event the class needs to be cancelled due to bad weather, you will be notified of new class date.Program materials can be downloaded by the student.
Schedule:Class Hours will be 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM each day. There will be a one-hour exam on the 2nd day from 4 PM - 5 PM. You will be on your own for a one-hour lunch break.
Florida FREAB Approval: 15 hours CE credit #0007081
Appraisal Institute: 150 Points (Attend Only) or 200 Points (Attend and Pass Exam)
COURSE MATERIALS will be distributed at check in to those students who elected to receive printed materials when they registered. However, if you elected to download the electronic version of the course materials, be sure and bring them with you on a laptop or reader each day.CERTIFICATES OF COMPLETION will be e-mailed from the National office in Chicago within fifteen (15) business days after the completion of the course.Student Rosters: Students that do not wish to have their name, address, phone number and email address published to other students in the class must notify the Chapter at least five (5) days prior to the beginning of the course.
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