Boundaries and Easements Seminar
Locating Land Boundaries on Paper (And on the Ground)
Thursday, November 17th, 2016, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM CST
Boundary retracement theory and principles
Interpreting land descriptions
• Metes and bounds
• Lot and block
• Dos and don’ts for writing descriptions
Applying principles of boundary location
• Collecting and evaluating all types of boundary evidence:
documents, physical evidence, people, surveys
• Locating the described land on a map
• Locating the described land on the ground
Solving land description and boundary location problems
Identifying, Classifying and Locating Easements
Thursday, November 17th, 2016, 1:30 – 3:30 PM CST
What is and is not an easement
Reviewing state law on easements
Easements by necessity, easements by use, written easements
Identifying critical distinctions between easements in gross,
easements appurtenant and prescriptive easements
Knowing when and how to terminate easements
Obstructing use of easements and determining remedies for obstruction
Defining Trespass and Adverse Possession
Friday, November 18th, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM CST
Reviewing the history of adverse possession
Maintaining a claim for adverse possession
• Statute of limitations
• Elements of a claims
Defending against a claim for adverse possession
Examining recent adverse possession cases
Resolving Boundary Disputes
Friday, November 18th, 2016, 1:00 – 2:30 PM CST
Types of boundary disputes
• Adverse possession, easements, boundaries
Obtaining and reviewing boundary evidence
Methods for establishing disputed boundaries
Participating in dispute resolution techniques
• Litigation, arbitration, mediation, agreements, title insurance
Examining boundary dispute case studies:
Exploring techniques for resolving sample disputes
All attendees must log-on through their own email – attendees may not watch together if they wish to earn continuing education credit. HalfMoon Education Inc. must be able to prove attendance if either the attendee or HalfMoon Education Inc. is audited.
Certificates of completion will be provided for each webinar attended and will be sent via email in PDF form about five business days after the date of the conclusion of the series.
Webinars are presented via GoToWebinar, an easy-to-use application that can be run on most systems and tablets. Instructions and login information will be provided in an email sent close to the date of the webinar. It is highly recommended that you download, install and test the application before the webinar begins by clicking on the link in the email.
GoToWebinar system requirements:
Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10
Mac OSX 10.9 (Mavericks) – 10.11 (El Capitan)
Chrome v34+, Firefox v34+, Internet Explorer 8+, Microsoft Edge, Safari v6+
Internet connection: Hardware:
Minimum of 1Mbps 2GB RAM or more
7.0 Approved CLE Hours for AZ, AR, CA, MN, NC, OH, TX, VA, VT, WI
Pending for MS
7.0 Tennessee PDHs, TX PDHs Pending
7.0 PDHs all other states excl. FL, NJ
7.0 PDHs in all states
Continuing Education Credit Information
These four interactive webinars offer a total of 7.0 continuing education hours to attorneys, land surveyors, and professional engineers, to whom the subject matter is professionally relevant. Check each course listing for the number of credit hours offered. Interested professionals can earn continuing education hours by participating in any or all webinars.
Each webinar has been approved or offers CLE credit for attorneys in Arizona, Arkansas, California, Minnesota, North Carolina, Ohio, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and Wisconsin. Credit is applied for and pending in Mississippi. Attorneys in other states will need to apply themselves to their licensing entities.
Each webinar offers PDHs to professional land surveyors in most states. Credit approval has been secured for Tennessee land surveyors, and course approvals are pending in Texas. Credit is not being sought in Florida or New Jersey. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in other states.
Each webinar offers PDHs to professional engineers to whom the subject matter is professionally relevant in all states that accepts this learning method. HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), New York (NYSED Sponsor No. 35), North Carolina, and North Dakota. Other states do not preapprove educators or courses.
Participation certificates will be awarded to participants who complete a program in its entirety and respond to all the verification prompts and/or questions that appear during and/or after the course instruction.
Barry Savage, PLSSurvey Products Group Manager with Tennessee Valley Authority in Chattanooga, TN
Prior to his service at TVA, Mr. Savage was in private survey practice for 10 years specializing in dispute resolution and expert witness services. He has surveyed several disputed state boundaries to resolve jurisdictional conflicts. Mr. Savage is an adjunct professor at Cleveland State Community College where he teaches courses in boundary law, geodesy, GIS, and surveying fundamentals. He has researched and retraced the historical surveys of Henry David Thoreau and has published several articles on the subject. Mr. Savage teaches exam review and continuing education seminars at various state and local conferences across the country.