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Thursday, March 23, 2023 | 8:30 – 4:00 pm CDT


Locating Land Boundaries on Paper (and on the Ground)

  • 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
    • Understanding and using geographic information systems (GIS)
  • Solving land description and boundary location problems

Identifying, Classifying and Locating Private Servitudes

  • What is and is not a servitude
  • Reviewing Louisiana law on servitudes
  • Identifying types of servitudes
  • Creating servitudes
  • Maintaining servitudes
  • Knowing when and how to terminate servitudes
  • Obstructing use of servitudes and determining remedies for obstruction

Defining Trespass and Adverse Possession

  • Defining trespass
  • Reviewing the history of adverse possession in Louisiana
  • Maintaining a claim for adverse possession
    • Statute of limitations
    • Elements of a claim
  • Defending against a claim for adverse possession
  • Examining recent eminent domain cases

Understanding Riparian Rights and Access to Surface Water

  • History and development of riparian rights
  • Determining land boundaries near the water line
  • Determining access rights to surface waters
  • Limitations on rights to surface waters
  • Complying with water quality laws and regulations

Understanding Groundwater Rights

  • Ownership of groundwater
  • Regulation of groundwater rights
  • Obtaining groundwater rights
  • Well drilling rights: application and permitting process
  • Current issues in groundwater rights

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 can be downloaded in PDF form upon passing a short quiz. A link to the quiz will be sent to each qualifying attendee immediately after the webinar. The certificate can be downloaded from the Results page of the quiz upon scoring 80% or higher.

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6.5 PDHs 

Land Surveyors 
6.5 PDHs 

6.5 CLE Hours 


Continuing Education Credit Information

This webinar is open to the public and is designed to qualify for 6.5 PDHs for professional engineers and land surveyors in Louisiana for whom the subject matter is professionally relevant. 

This webinar has been approved by the Louisiana State Bar Association for 6.5 general CLE hours. 

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the webinar for those who attend the entire course and score a minimum 80% on the quiz that follows the course (multiple attempts allowed). 

On-Demand Credits 

The above preapproval above only applies to the live presentation. This course in an on-demand format may not be 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. Anthony Cavell PLS. CFedS

Mr. Cavell “Tony” lives in Baton Rouge and is a native of Lafayette. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surveying and Mapping (ACSM), the National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS), and the American Association for Geodetic Surveying (AAGS); a past president of NSPS, AAGS, and Louisiana Society of Professional Surveyors (LSPS). Mr. Cavell as awarded the 2007 Earle J. Fennel Award for Surveying and Mapping Education. He is an associate editor of the Surveying and Land Information Science Journal (SaLIS). Mr. Cavell is the surveyor for the LSU Center for Geo Informatics (C4G) & La. Spatial Reference Center (LSRS) and serves on the East Baton Rouge Engineer and Surveyor Selection Board. He provides consulting services, covering GNSS, geodesy, property/ boundary, historical surveying, and education.