How to be an Effective Appraisal Expert Witness
Registration Information
9:30am February 26 - 5:30pm February 27, 2015
Appraisers Association of America Office
212 West 35th Street, 11th Floor South
New York, NY

This program is full. Please contact or 212.889.5404 x 11 to be added to the wait list.

Program Fee: $895 

14 CE Credits

Instructor: James J. Mangraviti, Jr., Esq., Principal, SEAK, Inc.

James J. Magraviti, Jr., Esq., Principal, SEAK, Inc. will instruct this expert witness training program, a small group, hands-on, fast-moving interactive workshop covering deposition, direct examination, and cross-examination skills.  Attendees will learn how to become markedly more effective and significantly more valuable expert witnesses. Instruction will utilize four methods: lecture, questions & answers, videos of experts actually testifying in real cases, and mock trial demonstrations using student volunteers. Attendees will have an opportunity to participate in demonstrations and to receive constructive feedback as to how to improve their performance. In addition, each attendee will be provided with a content rich seminar manual and will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the training issued by SEAK, Inc. Please CLICK HERE for more information on SEAK Inc, the world’s leading provider of Expert Witness training. Earn 14 CE credits!


  • At the conclusion of this workshop, you should be able to: 
  • Discuss the strategies and goals of opposing counsel at deposition and duringcross-examination 
  • Describe how to properly prepare for deposition and trial 
  • Discuss strategies that can be followed when giving an expert deposition and when testifying at trial 
  • Explain techniques for excelling at videotaped depositions 
  • Explain opposing counsel’s deposition and cross examination tactics and how to defeat each tactic 
  • Describe effective techniques you can use when testifying at deposition and trial 
  • Discuss methods for responding to trick and difficult questions at deposition and trial 
  • List teaching methods that can be used to improve the persuasiveness of your expert testimony 
  • List techniques for developing powerful, memorable language and analogies 
  • Describe how to best insulate yourself from attacks by opposing counsel 
  • Discuss techniques to make a positive impression on the jury


Program Fee: $895

Register ONLINE above

CLICK HERE to download the printable registration form.

Registration closes on Friday, January 23, 2015.

NOTE: A minimum of 20 members is required to hold this program. If we do not reach our minimum by Friday, January 23, the course will be cancelled, and you will receive a full refund.

Cancellations must be made by Friday, January 23, 2015 in order to receive a full refund.

No refunds are available after Friday, January 23.

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212 West 35th Street, 11th Floor South  |  New York, NY  |  10001  |  Tel: 212.889.5404 x 14  |  Fax: 212.889.5503


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