Illinois Highway and Utility Rights-of-Way and Easements
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Friday, October 20, 2023
9:00 am – 4:05 pm CDT
Presented by: J. Cole Helfrich
Understanding Illinois Rights-of-Way
- Types of rights-of-way in Illinois
- Interstate highways, federal highways, state highways, county and local roads
- Private roads
- Utility rights-of-way above and below ground
- Types of legal rights included (and excluded)
- Jurisdictional boundaries
- Prescriptive rights
Identifying, Classifying and Locating Easements
- What is and is not an easement
- 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
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6.0 General CLE Hours
Continuing Education Credit Information
This webinar is open to the public and is designed to qualify for up to 6.0 PDHs for professional engineers and 6.0 PDHs in the area of statutes and rules for land surveyors licensed in Illinois, where courses and activities are not subject to pre-approval.
This live format webinar has been approved by the MCLE Board of the Supreme Court of Illinois for 6.0 CLE credit hours.
HalfMoon Education is an approved CM Provider with the American Planning Association. This course is registered for CM|6 for Certified Planners.
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The preceding credit information only applies to the live presentation. This course in an on-demand format is not eligible for the same credits as the live presentation; please consult your licensing board(s) to ensure that a structured, asynchronous learning format is appropriate.
J. Cole HelfrichPrincipal Land Surveyor with Koru Group PLLC
Mr. Helfrich has been principal land surveyor with Craig R. Knoche & Associates, P.C. and its successor Koru Group PLLC in the Chicago area for the last 30 years. Mr. Helfrich first picked up a plumb bob in 1971 for Webster & Associates. From tape-and-transit to GPS, mortgage surveys to shopping centers, he has his seal on billions of dollars of commercial, residential and institutional developments and transactions in 23 counties in Illinois together with consulting and managing projects in 15 other states. Mr. Helfrich has enjoyed working with countless prominent developers, attorneys and other professionals in the field and the office. His specialties include real estate law, boundaries and boundary law, easements, rights-of-way and other encumbrances and servitudes, statutory and common-law plats, ALTA surveys, topography, building and site layout, construction- and project-management as well as land development consulting. He has presented classes and co-written manuals with the Illinois Institute For Continuing Legal Education along with classes at the University of Illinois and HalfMoon Education. Mr. Helfrich is a member of the National Society of Professional Surveyors and the Illinois Professional Land Surveyors Association.