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Publication Number:      Date:  September/October 2002
Issue No: Vol. 66 No. 2
Date: September/October 2002


The National Highway Institute (NHI) Training Update

901 N. Stuart Street, Suite 300
Arlington, VA 22203

NHI Eminent Domain Course Available

The National Highway Institute, a training arm of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), has updated its Eminent Domain Training for Attorneys and Appraisers course (NHI 141036). The course is designed to enhance the performance of attorneys, appraisers, and other expert witnesses in the delivery and presentation of testimony and arguments in a courtroom setting to obtain realistic court awards in eminent domain proceedings. The course illustrates the importance of a team approach for effective presentation in condemnation actions and how to develop that kind of approach.

The course presentation includes lectures, with the use of visual aids, handouts, and interactive case studies. Each participant will receive a course manual that should serve as a valuable reference tool.

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

Photo of attorneys and speaking with judge

The Eminent Domain training course is designed to help attorneys and expert witnesses present their arguments and testimony.

The course is intended for State highway or transportation agency real estate staff, appraisers, fee contract attorneys, and other potential expert witnesses working for State highway or transportation agencies. Participants should have a basic knowledge of the Uniform Act, including the implementing regulations. The course also is intended for beginning government attorneys acting as legal counsel in condemnation trials, as well as beginning- and intermediate-level appraisers acting as expert witnesses in condemnation trials.

For technical information on the course, contact Bryan O'Neill of FHWA's Office of Real Estate Services at 202-366-9881 or bryan.o'neill@fhwa.dot.gov. To schedule a session, contact Danielle Mathis-Lee of NHI at 703-235-0528 or danielle.mathis-lee@fhwa.dot.gov.




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