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

   Creating easements:
      Easements by necessity, easements by use, written easements

   Identifying critical distinctions between easements in gross,
      easements appurtenant and prescriptive easements

   Maintaining 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

   Defining trespass

   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


Webinar Instructions

Each webinar session earns continuing education credit and can be registered for individually. 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:

Operating System:
Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10
Mac OSX 10.9 (Mavericks) – 10.11 (El Capitan)

Web Browser:

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 

Land Surveyors:
     7.0 Tennessee PDHs, TX PDHs Pending 
     7.0 PDHs all other states excl. FL, NJ

Professional Engineers:
     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, PLS

Survey Products Group Manager with Tennessee Valley Authority in Chattanooga, TN

Barry Savage Prior to his service at TVA, Barry 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.

There are 4 Courses in This Seminar

Locating Land Boundaries on Paper (And on the Ground)

Locating Land Boundaries on Paper (And on the Ground)

November 17, 2016 Webinar Barry Savage
Identifying, Classifying and Locating Easements

Identifying, Classifying and Locating Easements

November 17, 2016 Webinar Barry Savage
Defining Trespass and Adverse Possession

Defining Trespass and Adverse Possession

November 18, 2016 Webinar Barry Savage
Resolving Boundary Disputes

Resolving Boundary Disputes

November 18, 2016 Webinar Barry Savage