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The Appraiser as an Expert Witness: Preparation & Testimony

CALL   Date: April 29 - 30, 2019   Location: Orange, CT
 
  Course  
Category  Other [Oth]  
Level  III  
Attendance Hours  15.0  
Exam Hours  1.0  
Current Price  $ 375.00 AI Price  
$ 400.00 Full Price  
 
  Instructor  
Vincent M. Dowling, MAI, SRA  
    
 
  Location  
Name  Courtyard by Marriott  
Address  136 Marsh Hill Road  
City  Orange  
State  CT  
Zip  06477  
 
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  Sponsor / Contact  
Chapter  Connecticut
Website  www.ai-ct.org  
Contact Name  Jacqueline Beauchaine  
Email  connecticut_chapte@sbcglobal.net  
Phone  (860) 482-9992  
 
  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, $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.
   
ENROLLMENT
Enrollment is on a first-come, first served basis. If the event is filled, a waiting list will be retained. The ConnecticutChapter reserves the rights to cancel, limit, or reschedule any event if the minimum enrollment level is not reached, and to change faculty assignments and facility locations at any time. Prospective students should confirm their registration with the Chapter office before making any non-refundable airline reservations. Transfers are not allowed.

ATTENDANCE
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 for courses, or at the conclusion of some seminars. One hundred percent (100%) attendance is required for all Appraisal Institute education programs. This follows Appraiser Qualification Board minimum criteria requirements.

PREREQUISITES
Some offerings have prerequisites. Be sure to read the course or seminar description to find out if there are any prerequisites for this offering.

REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS
Some offerings have required textbooks. Be sure to read the course or seminar description to find out if there are any required textbooks for this offering. There will not be any textbooks for purchase at the class. Students must purchase any required textbooks prior to the start date of the offering.

REQUIRED EQUIPMENT
Some offerings require each student to bring a laptop and/or other equipment. Be sure to read the course or seminar description to determine if any equipment is required. Students are responsible for safeguarding their equipment and personal belongings at all times. The Appraisal Institute, the San Diego Chapter, the course or seminar Instructor, or the facility will not be responsible for any loss of students’ personal belongings.

CLASS MATERIALS TO DOWNLOAD
Some offerings are now available with downloadable materials. If a student opted to download materials instead of having materials direct shipped, the student will be required to bring the materials to class on a laptop. All students must have their own set of the materials to receive any credit for the class. Extra copies of materials will not be available at the class.

ADA COMPLIANCE
It is the policy of the Appraisal Institute to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are participating in Appraisal Institute educational programs. If any student needs accommodations to participate because of a disability, please notify the Chapter office in writing at least two weeks in advance of the program and reasonable accommodations will be arranged. Without two weeks’ notice, accommodation may not be available.

COMPLETION CERTIFICATES
For scannable exams, written notification of results will be sent via email to the examinee approximately 15 business days from the date of receipt of the exams at the national office. Certificates of completion for continuing education, if the offering is an Appraisal Institute-developed seminar, will be distributed via email within 15 business days after completion of the seminar. Certificates of completion for Chapter-developed seminars will be distributed at the conclusion of the class. Express Grading for scannable exams is available. For more information about Express Grading, contact the Appraisal Institute National office at (312) 335-4207.


Program materials can be downloaded by the student.

Program materials can be downloaded by the student.
 
  Additional Information  
TIME: April 29: Check in 8:15 am / Course 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
April 30: Course 8:30 am to 4:00 pm / Exam 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
(on your own for lunch)

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.

Courtyard New Haven Orange/Milford lodging room block rate of 109.00 USD per night + tax

Start date: 4/28/19
End date: 4/30/19
Last day to book: 4/8/19
Please contact the Marriott directly to check on availability of group rate at(203)799-2200 and ask to speak with Diamond or Pamela.


 

 
















 
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