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Trial Components: Recipe for Success or Disaster

Trial Components: Recipe for Success or Disaster


A panel of legal experts discusses how to be an effective expert witness, from initial contact to trial. ...
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This product is a recording of the Appraisal Institute webinar that was conducted on May 21, 2014.
Once the Appraisal Institute confirms your payment, you will receive an e-mail containing a link to the webinar recording.

Please note: The interactive features of the webinar (e.g. poll/survey questions and the final evaluation) are NOT available in the recording. Appraisal Institute continuing education credit is NOT available for viewing the recording.

Trial Components: Recipe for Success or Disaster
Date: May 21, 2014
Duration: 2 hours

This webinar, moderated by John R. Underwood Jr. MAI, SRA, will break down component parts of the trial and inform attendees on what different trial participants are trying to accomplish. Appraisers will have an opportunity to learn about what questions to ask in accepting an assignment and how to prepare for depositions and trial. Our panel of attorneys, all with litigation backgrounds, will provide unique insights into the processes of report preparation and forming an opinion, viewed within a legal framework.

Presenters will discuss:

  • What attorneys are looking for when seeking out an expert appraiser.
  • The appraiser’s perspective and considerations in accepting the assignment.
  • The type of written contract the expert should want.
  • The goals and expectations of the attorney versus the witness.
  • The various parties involved in the preparation of the appraisal report and opinion.
  • Legal instructions the expert witness may be required to follow in completing the report and opinion.
  • The importance of contentions versus facts when completing the report, and other issues specific to the trial framework.
  • The deposition process and goals of each party involved in the deposition.
  • The goals of the various parties involved in the trial and how this differs from the deposition.
  • The process of trial preparation.
  • The attorney’s expectations of effective exhibits and trial testimony from the expert.


John R. Underwood Jr., MAI, SRA, President, Appraisal & Acquisition Consultants, Inc.

Dale Bruschi, Managing Partner, Bruschi P.L.

Odette Marie Bendeck, Marital and Family Law Attorney, Fisher & Bendeck, P.L.

Stan Klett, Attorney, Klett, Mesches & Johnson

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