The Appraiser as an Expert Witness: Preparation and Testimony

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Who should enroll
  • Experienced residential and general real property appraisers interested in exploring litigation valuation as a specialty
  • Real estate professionals
  • Users of appraisal services
  • Attorneys
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. A mock trial with a residential case study gives them the opportunity to experience a realistic courtroom environment in which to polish their skills.

This course is in the Litigation Professional Development Program. View this list of FAQs, which includes information regarding the courses you’ll need to complete the program successfully.

Objectives
  • Describe the general process of a lawsuit involving real property valuation.
  • Identify the mechanics and strategies of a deposition and direct testimony.
  • Identify the requirements to communicate and defend an opinion of value in a courtroom setting.


Refer to this page for details of state approval hours for this course.

  • Attended Only:

    150
  • Attended Only:

    150
  • Attended Only:

    150
  • Attend and Pass Exam:

    200
  • Attend and Pass Exam:

    200
  • Attend and Pass Exam:

    200
14 hours
No
Yes
1
Intermediate
N/A
Classroom Requirements Online Requirements Synchronous Requirements
You will be asked to clear the calculator’s memory before and after the examination. Only one calculator is permitted in the testing room. Examinees taking most AI exams may bring their own calculator to use during the exam. Laptops, cellular phones, tablets, iPads, wearable technology (smart watch, Apple Watch, Google Glass, etc.), and other devices that can store data or connect to the Internet are NOT permitted during the exam. In addition, all watches, wallets, bags, and purses must be removed and stored out of reach prior to taking the exam.


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