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The Appraiser as an Expert Witness: Preparation & Testimony

    Date: October 7 - 8, 2019   Location: Bethlehem, PA
 
  Course  
Category  Other [Oth]  
Level  III  
Attendance Hours  15.0  
Exam Hours  1.0  
Current Price  $ 295.00 AI Price  
$ 420.00 Full Price  
 
  Instructor  
Nick A. Tillema, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, AI-RRS  
    
 
  Location  
Name  Greater Lehigh Valley Association of Realtors  
Rep  Cheryl Graham  
Address  10 S. Commerce Way  
City  Bethlehem  
State  PA  
Zip  18017  
Phone  (610) 882-4100  
 
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  Sponsor / Contact  
Chapter  Keystone
Website  www.aikeystone.com/  
Contact Name  Tracy Matroni  
Email  tmatroni@lcaronline.com  
Phone  (717) 569-4625  
Fax  (717) 569-5994  
 
  Description  

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.

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Table of Contents and Overview (PDF)
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 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.
 
  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 Property Valuation in Condemnation  
  Applications in Litigation Valuation: A Pragmatist’s Guide  
 
  Disclaimer  
Cancellation Policy
  • Up To 15 days prior to program start date, refund in full.
  • 7 - 14 days prior to program start date, $100.00 cancellation fee.
  • Less than 7 days prior to program start date, forfeit of payment.
      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.


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.
 

 
















 
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