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This program will be presented simultaneously live, in-person and live online!
There are also the Self Study options if you need a flexible approach to learning. Be sure to check as to whether or not there are credit differences.

Explanation of Learning Formats

* If you choose to attend the live in-person seminar, please note that the seminar manual will be provided as PDF document, which will be emailed to you shortly before the seminar. If you wish to pay $20 to obtain a paper copy of the manual, please call HalfMoon customer service at 715-835-5900.


Identifying, Classifying and Locating Easements                     T. Sowecke
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

A Primer on Rights of Way and Easements in Indian Country                     T. Sowecke
McGirt and tribal sovereignty
Review of various ownership classifications in Indian Country
Obtaining easements in Indian Country
Condemnation in Indian Country

Understanding Riparian and Water Rights                     K. Davis-Maddy
History and development of riparian rights
Determining land boundaries near the water line
Determining access rights to surface waters
Determining rights to groundwater
Complying with regulations restricting access to
and use of surface water and groundwater
Alterations and encroachments

Eminent Domain Law                     N. Atwood
Understanding eminent domain powers
• Source of eminent domain powers
• History of the exercise of eminent domain powers
• Types of eminent domain “takings”
Just compensation: valuing “taken” property
Privatization of eminent domain and other current issues

Participating in the Condemnation Process                     N. Atwood
Condemnation process for government use
Hearing and right of appeal
Valuing the property taken
Condemnation process for utility and other quasi-public use


7.0 Oklahoma CLE Hours
6.0 Texas CLE Hours

Professional Engineers
6.0 Oklahoma PDHs
6.0 Texas PDHs

Land Surveyors
6.0 Oklahoma PDHs
6.0 Texas PDHs

Oklahoma Title Insurance Producers


Continuing Education Credit Information
This seminar/webinar is open to the public and offers 6.0 PDHs to Oklahoma and Texas engineers and land surveyors, to whom the subject matter is professionally relevant. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Oklahoma or Texas.

Engineers and land surveyors seeking continuing education credit in other states will be able to claim the hours earned at this seminar/webinar, in most cases. Refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility.

HalfMoon Education has submitted this seminar/webinar to The Oklahoma Insurance Department. The application is pending.

This course has been approved by the Oklahoma Bar Association Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission for 7.0 hours of CLE credit, including 0 hours of legal ethics credit.

The State Bar of Texas has approved this seminar/webinar for 6.0 CLE hours for attorneys and paralegals. This course has been approved by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization for certification and recertification continuing legal education requirements for attorneys and paralegals in the following specialty fields: Real Estate (6.0 Hours).

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the seminar for most individuals who complete the entire event. Attendance certificates not available at the seminar will be mailed to participants within fifteen business days.

Completion certificates will be awarded to participants who complete this webinar online, respond to prompts, and earn a passing score (80%) on the quiz that follows the presentation (multiple attempts allowed).


Nick Atwood

Ritchie, Rock, McBride & Atwood

Mr. Atwood grew up in Shawnee and is a 1997 graduate from Shawnee High School. He received his bachelor of science degree from Saint Mary’s University in May 2001. He received his Juris Doctor from Oklahoma City University School of Law in May 2008. Mr. Atwood was admitted to practice law before all Oklahoma state courts in September of 2008. Mr. Atwood’s practice is focused on general civil litigation, property law, eminent domain law, business law, municipal law, estate law, employment law, family law, and tribal law. He is licensed to practice in the Oklahoma State Courts and in the United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma. Mr. Atwood held the position of Deputy General Counsel for Oklahoma Governor Brad Henry. While in the Governor’s General Counsel Office, Mr. Atwood was responsible for administrative rules; reviewing all clemency, pardon, parole and revocation requests; assisting with all tribal compacting; drafting executive orders and proclamations; and working on appointment qualifications, contract reviews, legislation analysis, and litigation. After serving in Governor Henry’s administration, Mr. Atwood moved to the Oklahoma Department of Transportation. He represented ODOT in eminent domain actions, property ownership and title issue across the State of Oklahoma. In 2010, he was selected by the American Council of Young Political Leaders for a United States Delegation to Turkey. Mr. Atwood is the 2018 Drive-Chair for the Pottawatomie County United Way. Additionally, he is a member of the Pottawatomie County Bar Association, Shawnee Chamber of Commerce, Shawnee Forward, Shawnee Yes!, Shawnee Kiwanis Club, NJCAA Basketball Committee and active member throughout the Shawnee community. He previously served as a board member on the Oklahoma Donor Education and Awareness Advisory Council. Mr. Atwood resides in Shawnee and manages the Firm’s Shawnee Office.

Kaylee P. Davis-Maddy

Attorney, Doerner, Saunders, Daniel & Anderson, Oklahoma City

Ms. Maddy is an accomplished lawyer specializing in the commercial, healthcare, environmental and water law sectors. Although primarily a litigator, her practice is full service—assisting her clients and their needs that span the employment, commercial, real property, regulatory and administrative fields. Ms. Maddy is an accomplished water attorney, regularly assisting clients in asserting, obtaining and protecting their water and other property rights through negotiation, in court and at state agencies. Her clients include small and large municipalities, corporations, landowners and family farmers.

Tim Sowecke

Crowe & Dunlevy

Mr. Sowecke is an associate in the firm’s Oklahoma City office and is a member of the Energy, Environment & Natural Resources and Real Estate Practice Groups. He is admitted to practice in federal and state courts in Oklahoma and Wyoming. Mr. Sowecke’s environmental practice includes state and federal permitting, licensing and compliance matters relevant to pipelines, oil and gas operations, residential and commercial real estate development and agricultural operations. He has a comprehensive understanding of federal environmental regulatory law, specifically compliance and agency enforcement issues pertaining to the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Endangered Species Act (ESA), and the Clean Water Act (CWA), and Section 106 consultations under the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA). Mr. Sowecke takes great pride in providing regulatory guidance for his clients so that they can make informed business decisions.