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Thursday, March 30, 2017–Friday, March 31, 2017
Palmer House Hilton
Chicago, IL
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James J. Mangraviti, Jr., Esq.

15 ISA Professional Development Credits


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. 

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).

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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. ( 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 March 03, 2017
$795.00 before October 31, 2016
$895.00 between October 31, 2016 and March 03, 2017

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