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Expert Witness II



Expert Witness II – 1.5 Contact Hours
The case-in-chief is the classic case of Bell v. Jones, D.C. Court of Appeals 1986. This case is a must-read for every practitioner. I has it all; negligence, standard of care, survey certifications, evidence, discovery, causation, damages, trial testimony and expert witnesses. Bell v. Jones has received considerable attention in the land surveying community over the years but primarily for its pronunciation of a “national standard of care” for land surveyors. This course focuses in on the expert witness testimony in the case; how some of it was very good and some of it was very bad, and the ramifications to the practicing professional land surveyor as an expert witness. This is a 2-Page Letter covering 1 Court Opinion consisting of 17 pages. This 19-Page document has a 10-Question examination based on the text of the newsletter and the case-in-chief with a focus on the expert witness testimony.

OBJECTIVES: To enhance professional competency and improve practitioner’s knowledge of the law as it relates to the practice of land surveying.