The Basics of Expert Witness for Commercial Appraisers

If you were called to testify as an expert witness in a court case, would you know what to do? Effective appraisal for litigation requires high levels of experience, competence, and market knowledge. This course is designed to provide the practicing real estate appraiser with an understanding of the opportunities available in litigation support assignments and will outline the various options appraisers have to expand their appraisal practice to include financially rewarding litigation support services. Additionally, this course will supply the background for the appraiser to provide a work product and testimony, provide information about the structure of a civil trial, the rules of evidence, and USPAP requirements, and explore the mechanics of a civil trial.