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Expert Witness VI



Expert Witness VI – 1.5 Contact Hours
The case-in-chief is Butler v. McCain and Associates, California Court of Appeals, 2016. When testifying in court, witnesses (any witness, expert of otherwise) enjoy a limited immunity or privilege to be free from reprisals through subsequent lawsuits over that witness’ testimony. This is often referred to as the ‘litigation privilege.’ In this case, it is also referred to as the ‘official proceedings privilege.’ Does the privilege extend to negligent surveying that subsequently becomes the catalyst for a boundary dispute lawsuit? Does the ‘official proceedings privilege’ extend to mandatory recording of that survey, as is required in many states? This is a 2-Page Letter covering 1 Court Opinion consisting of 10 pages. This 12-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.