How to Be an Effective & Successful Appraisal Expert Witness at ISA Conference

During the ISA annual conference in March/April 2017 will be the opportunity to take the SEAK, Inc How to Be an Effective and Successful Appraisal Expert Witness.

The two day class will be on Thursday the 30th and Friday the 31st of March, 2017, and the annual conference starts on Saturday April 1 through Monday April 3 in Chicago at the Palmer House Hotel.

I have been wanting to take the class in the past and just never had the opportunity due to schedules. I dont plan on  missing this offering and have already singed up for the class at the bargain rate, early member discounted rate of $695.00. SEAK has a suggested registration fee of $1,300 for this two day program. ISA Member prices jump by $100 after October 31st. See the block quote for content of the class and the schedule.

SEAK has previously offered the expert witness class with other appraisal organizations, and with that, they are now well versed in what personal property appraisers what and need to get out of such a program.  In effect, it is designed not as a general expert witness class but as a personal property expert witness class. If you have ever been on the stand, or watch a fellow appraiser get cross examined by an opposing attorney, it would be wise and in your appraisal practices best interest to register for this class. I hope ISA and their educational planning team decides to provide additional and more advanced courses in the future for their appraisers.

Follow the below source link for more information and registration.

ISA reports on the program
How to Be an Effective & Successful Appraisal Expert Witness
Learn expert witnessing from A-Z. This is a customized training program specially designed for appraisers and presented for ISA by SEAK, Inc.The Expert Witness Training Company.

The course will feature numerous video examples of experts testifying in real cases. Also featured will be mock trial and deposition demonstrations utilizing volunteer attendees. The mock trial demonstrations will be based upon pre-submitted CVs and reports. This highly interactive program is appropriate for both novice and experienced expert witnesses.

Normally $1,300 for two days of training, ISA members receive a special discount. Early-Bird Rate - Ends October 31!

As this course is held in tandem with our Assets 2017 conference you should register via the Annual Conference registration form - select option Course Registration Only (does not include Conference registration).

James J. Mangraviti, Jr., Esq., has trained thousands of expert witnesses through seminars, conferences, corporate training, training for professional societies such as the ASA, AAA, and NAJA, and training for governmental agencies including the employed fine art appraisals of the Internal Revenue Service. Jim is a former litigator who currently serves as Principal of the expert witness training company SEAK, Inc. (www.testifyingtraining.com). Mr. Mangraviti has designed dozens of expert witness training programs and has personally taught experts in a group setting over 200 times since 1997. He is the co-author of thirty books, including: How to Be an Effective Expert Witness at Deposition and Trial: The SEAK Guide to Testifying as an Expert Witness, How to Be a Successful Expert Witness: SEAK’s A–Z Guide to Expert Witnessing, and How to Write an Expert Witness Report.

Day One – Thursday, March 30, 2017

8:00-9:00am                The Role of the Expert Witness in Civil Litigation

9:00-10:00am              What Successful Expert Witnesses Have in Common

10:15 – 11:15am         Mastering the Engagement Process and Drafting an Effective Retention Agreement

11:15am – 12:00pm    Setting and Collecting Your Fee

12:00-1:00pm              Lunch

1:00 – 2:00pm             Bulletproofing Yourself

2:00 – 3:00pm             Bulletproofing Your Opinions

3:15 – 4:30pm             How to Write a Persuasive and Defensible Report

Day Two – Friday, March 31, 2017

8:00 – 10:00am           How to Excel During Deposition

10:00- 10:15am           Break

10:15 – 12:00pm         How to Excel During Direct Examination

12:00-1:00pm              Lunch

1:00-3:00pm                How to Excel During Cross Examination

3:00 – 3:15pm             Break

3:15 – 4:00pm             How to Market and Grow Your Expert Witness Practice

4:00 – 4:30pm             Ethics and Risk Management

$695.00 before October 31, 2016
$795.00 between October 31, 2016 and
$795.00 before October 31, 2016
Source: International Society of Appraisers 

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