Expert Witness for Commercial Appraisers - Subject Matter Electives


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This course is designed to provide the practicing real estate appraiser with an understanding of the opportunities available in litigation support assignments. Additionally, it will supply the background for the appraiser to provide a work product and testimony necessary to assist the Trier of Fact in a civil case to reach a just and equitable decision. The student will be informed about the structure of a civil trial, the rules of evidence, and USPAP requirements, and will gain an understanding of the mechanics of a civil trial. The course also will provide meaningful advice about how the appraiser can present credible testimony in deposition and trial that will both educate the court and withstand the adversarial process of cross examination. Finally, the course will outline the various options appraisers have to expand their appraisal practice to include the financially rewarding litigation support services in their appraisal practice. There is a required one and a half-hour proctored exam at the end that must be taken in a monitored setting.

Chapter List:

  • Chapter 1 - INTRODUCTION TO EXPERT WITNESS
  • Chapter 2 - TYPES OF LITIGATION ASSIGNMENTS AND ANATOMY OF A CIVIL TRIAL
  • Chapter 3 - USPAP APPLICATIONS IN LITIGATION
  • Chapter 4 - DAUBERT, CASE LAW, AND RULES FOR THE COURT
  • Chapter 5 - ENGAGING THE LITIGATION ASSIGNMENT
  • Chapter 6 - PREPARING THE EXPERT REPORT
  • Chapter 7 - DISCOVERY, DEPOSITION AND TRIAL PREPARATION
  • Chapter 8 - TRIAL TESTIMONY
  • Chapter 9 - MARKETING THE EXPERT WITNESS PRACTICE
  • Chapter 10 - CONCLUSION

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FRANCES / Louisiana
07/07/2014
Informative Class


Adam / Georgia
05/28/2014
The course itself was fine, unfortunately McKissock hasn't set up an easy system to take a proctored exam at an exam center, this means that you will have to organize it yourself and will involve several extra steps that courses with the appraisal institute don't have.


James / Georgia
03/24/2014
Solid course


Jeffrey / Virginia
03/17/2014
This was the best written and most comprehensive of the twelve courses I have taken towards certification. I wish all of them had had the same balance of theory and practical application. Well done!


Matthew / Missouri
01/06/2014
informative course


Kristen / Georgia
10/30/2013
Great course with good detail!


Patrick / Texas
09/26/2013
It covers a lot of information about the legal procedures for expert witnesses.


Jennifer / Michigan
07/19/2013
I took a similar class from the Appraisal Institute a while ago. This class was vastly superior, better organized, and applied more common sense. I really appreciate that the instructor saw the importance of story telling, not being abrasive, and realistic views of how trials work. The AI instructor told the class if the jury isn't paying attention to you, drop your car keys on the floor to get their attention!! Really!


Jere / Michigan
07/15/2013
Very helpful


Sharon / Minnesota
05/12/2013
Excellent information for appraisal writing, if you chose to do work as an expert witness or continue in your existing appraisal practice. Ggreat information, good support article and references to resources to use.

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