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Friday, March 22, 2024
8:30 – 4:00 pm PDT


Locating Land Boundaries on Paper (And on the Ground)
Presented by: S. Stys

  • 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 boundaries 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 Easements
Presented by: S. Raju

  • 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

Understanding Utility Easements and Rights of Way
Presented C. Glynn & P. Trinchero

  • Current law on utility rights of way
    •  Federal laws and regulations
    •  State laws and regulations
  • Types of utilities affected
    •  Electric, water, natural gas, telecommunications, satellite communications
  • Basis for and definition of the easement
  • Encroachments and interferences
  • Maintenance
  • Environmental issues
  • Condemnation law
  • Current issues involving utility easements

Resolving Boundary Disputes
Presented by: J. Howsley

  • 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


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Engineers & Land Surveyors
6.0 PDHs

6.0 General CLE Credits 


Continuing Education Credit Information

This webinar is open to the public and is designed to qualify for 6.0 PDHs for professional engineers and land surveyors in Oregon.

Courses are not subject to pre-approval in Oregon; credit determination for activities is the responsibility of the registrant and is subject to review by the Board.

This webinar has been approved by the Oregon State Bar for 6.0 general continuing legal education credits.

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On-Demand Credits

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Chelsea Glynn

Foster Garvey PC, Portland

Ms. Glynn helps clients with an array of real estate and land use matters, including drafting and negotiating purchase and sale agreements, leases, and easements. She frequently represents municipalities, public hospital districts, and housing authorities in real property transactions and with negotiating, reviewing and drafting leases. Ms. Glynn previously worked as county counsel for Washington County and is an active member of the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) where she serves as Chair of the Legislative Committee. She is a member of the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, Associate Editor of TYL Magazine (2017-2018); Oregon State Bar (Agriculture Law Section, Government Law Section, Real Estate and Land Use Section); Campaign for Equal Justice (Associates Committee Member); Institute of Real Estate Management; Oregon Asian Pacific American Bar Association; Oregon Association of Defense Counsel; Oregon Trial Advocacy College (Participant, 2013); Multnomah Bar Association (Service to the Public Committee; and Women in Insurance and Financial Services (New Member Services Committee, 2017). Ms. Glynn received her J.D. degree from the University of Oregon School of Law and her B.S. degree from the University of California.

James D. Howsley

Jordan Ramis, Portland

Mr. Howsley, a passionate land use attorney, draws inspiration from his upbringing around his father, a respected planner and land use attorney. With a profound understanding of the evolving regulatory environment in land development, Mr. Howsley is recognized for his dedication to navigating complex rules and relationships. Representing clients throughout the Pacific Northwest, he specializes in finding creative, cost-effective solutions for challenges in real estate development. Mr. Howsley’s expertise spans large-scale master planned developments, urban growth area expansion, and collaboration with local governments on financing tools for infrastructure. Beyond his legal prowess, his commitment to turning community visions into reality is evident in his successful advocacy for growth.

Sunil K. Raju

Coast Land Law, Warrenton

Mr. Raju, an adept trial lawyer with over 15 years of experience, specializes in real estate litigation, landlord-tenant disputes, land use, and general litigation. With a remarkable track record of over 150 jury and judge trails, he stands out for actively engaging in courtroom experiences, distinguishing him from many in his field. Born in Chicago and raised in rural East Texas, his legal career began as a prosecutor in Portland, and over the last nine years in private practice, he has become a go-to resource for clients with real estate issues in the state of Oregon.

Stephan Stys, PE, PLS

Estabrook Land Surveying, Coos Bay

With a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Oregon State University, and a subsequent master’s degree in Geotechnical Engineering and Surveying, he brings over a decade of industry experience. His career spans roles with Kiewit, Civil West Engineering, and the City of Coos Bay, culminating in his current position as the owner and operator of Estabrook Land Surveying.

Paul Trinchero

Foster Garvey PC, Portland

Mr. Trinchero represents clients in litigation relating to business and real estate disputes, condemnation and eminent domain, property tax appeals, commercial landlord-tenant disputes, federal and state securities law, enforcement of noncompetition agreements, False Claims Act violations, and shareholder class action and derivative lawsuits. He is experienced in litigating cases in state and federal court, as well as in private arbitrations