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Ethics XVI



Ethics XVI – 1.5 Contact Hours
The case-in-chief is Curd v. Kentucky Board of Licensure, Kentucky Supreme Court, 2014. Normally, an expert testifying in court as a limited immunity to subsequent prosecution in another lawsuit, based on that expert’s testimony. This is often referred to as the ‘litigation privilege.’ What happens when the licensure Board comes after the expert over that testimony. Does the ‘litigation privilege’ still apply? The National Society of Professional Surveyor’s (NSPS) “Surveyor’s Creed and Canons” is the barometer for measuring the ethics in the case. This is a 2-Page Letter covering 1 Court Opinion consisting of 16 pages. Along with a copy of the Creed and Canons, this is a 19-Page document with a 10-Question examination based on the text of the newsletter, the Creed and Canons, and the case-in-chief.

OBJECTIVES: To present everyday professional ethical issues based on actual court cases and opinions, resulting in real consequences for the professional(s) and the other parties involved.