AI EDUCATION FOR ATTORNEYS
The Appraisal Institute offers a range of education that is relevant to attorneys interested in learning more about valuation issues.
COURSES AND SEMINARS
Valuation of Conservation Easements
Condemnation Appraising: Basic Principles and Applications
Complex Litigation Appraisal Case Studies
The Complex Litigation Appraisal Case Studies seminar provides a detailed look at three case studies from our new textbook Applications in Litigation Valuation: A Pragmatist’s Guide. Two case studies on title issues and continuing nuisance are covered in the morning session while a more complex condemnation case study will be discussed in the afternoon.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM: LITIGATION
The Appraiser as an Expert Witness: Preparation and Testimony
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.
Litigation Appraising: Specialized Topics and Applications
This two-day course provides an overview of business opportunities in specialized types of litigation other than eminent domain in which the valuation of real estate is frequently an issue. Examples of topics covered include environmental contamination, ad valorem tax assessments, construction defects, bankruptcies, fraud and misrepresentation cases, income and estate tax disputes, and divorces.
Condemnation Appraising: Principles & Applications
Gain an understanding of the eminent domain process, rules and regulations governing condemnation appraisals and important issues unique to this appraisal specialty. Acquire the tools to address issues such as the valuation rules used by different jurisdictions, identification and valuation of the larger parcel and the estimation of damages and benefits. Examines advanced applications of appraisal techniques and problem-solving in condemnation cases.
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