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7:30 – 8:00 am CDT
Morning Session
8:00 am – 12:00 pm CDT
12:00 – 1:00 pm CDT
Afternoon Session
1:00 – 5:30 pm CDT

Texas Land Surveyor Licensing Law:                     D. Bowles

Compliance and Enforcement Procedures
Texas Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors rule changes
Investigations and contested cases
Disciplinary actions and penalties
Board enforcement case studies

Complying with the Board’s Professional and                     D. Bowles
Technical Standards, Government Code 663.13 et al
Precision and accuracy
Boundary construction
Drawings and reports
Subdivision plats
Written descriptions

Complying with Texas Standards of Professional                                         D. Bowles
Responsibility and Rules of Conduct, Government Code 663.1 et al
Offer to perform services
Conflicts of interest
Unauthorized practice
Adherence to statutes and codes
Professional conduct

Identifying, Classifying and Locating Easements                                 P. Reznik
What is and is not an easement                                                                   C. Barton
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

Overview of Contract Law                                    M. James Jr.
Reviewing standard forms of agreement               P. Patten
Understanding contract documents and formation
Determining scope of services and changes
Specifying risk allocation provisions
Handling problems with contract performance

Law of Accessing Oil, Gas and Mineral Rights                     B. Slagle
Understanding title to oil, gas and mineral rights
Determining ownership of mineral rights
Issues disclosed and not disclosed by survey
Recognizing and resolving conflicts between surface and mineral rights owner

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Texas Professional Land Surveyors
8.0 Continuing Education Hours,
Including 3.0 Rules/Ethics Hours

Continuing Education Credit Information

This webinar is open to the public and offers 8.0 continuing education hours, including 3.0 Rules/Ethics hours, to Texas professional land surveyors. Texas Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors no longer preapproves courses for land surveyors.

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


Carly Barton

Attorney at Braun & Gresham
Ms. Barton takes her compassion and skill to guide land and business owners through many different legal proceedings. Lawsuits can be complicated, but her wide range of experiences allows her to handle disputes at all levels of litigation – from the Justice of the Peace to Federal Court. As a litigator, Ms. Barton balances her clients’ needs and legal realities, while fighting for the best result possible. As a counselor, she analyzes her clients’ situation to craft creative solutions to their troubles. Communication with her clients remains a first-and-foremost priority, addressing their needs and concerns and keeping them up-to-date with the status of their matter.

Deward Bowles

Professional Land Surveyor at B&B Surveying Company
Mr. Bowles is an independent professional land surveyor and owner of B&B Surveying Company in Houston. He began working in the field of land surveying in 1978 and is certified as a registered professional land surveyor in the State of Texas. Mr. Bowles has given seminars to lawyers, real estate professionals and other land surveyors on land surveying principles, practice and codified standards. He has been an expert witness in a number of legal actions centering around boundary disputes and land surveyor negligence claims. Mr. Bowles has given expert testimony regarding boundary resolution, minimum standards and minimum content regarding land surveys. He is a member of the Texas Society of Professional Surveyors and a former member of the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping.

Monte James Jr.

Associate Attorney with Allensworth Porter, L.L.P., Austin, TX
Mr. James’ practice focuses on contract drafting and negotiation, corporate transactional work, and dispute resolution, including mediation, litigation, and arbitration. He works primarily for owners, developers, general contractors, architects, and engineers. Prior to joining Allensworth & Porter, Mr. James served as in-house counsel for GeoSouthern Energy Corporation, one of the largest privately-held oil and gas companies in the country. While at GeoSouthern, he handed corporate and real estate transactional work. His experience as corporate counsel brings a fresh and important perspective to the clients he serves.

Preston Patten

Preston Patten is an associate at Winstead, P.C. His practice is focused on real estate development with an emphasis on structuring residential, mixed-use and office condominiums, and residential and mixed-use communities. Mr. Patten also represents developers in their creation and administration of property owner associations.

Patrick Reznik

Attorney at Braun & Gresham
Mr. Reznik’s clients are land and business owners who need to resolve a lawsuit or reduce the likelihood of litigation.  His Texas farm and ranch background, agricultural engineering education, and hardworking lifestyle bring a skilled, creative, understanding and compassionate approach to protecting clients’ rights and resolving conflicts.  Mr. Reznik has handled a variety of disputes, including those involving rural land uses, urban land uses, condemnation, transmission line routing, leases, contracts, estates, contested wills and probate, shareholder’s rights, and deed restrictions, he has represented developers, builders and homeowners.  He received his B.S., M.S. and J.D. degrees from Texas Tech University.

Bill Slagle

Freeman Mills PC, Dallas
Mr. Slagle is an oil and gas attorney who primarily represents upstream clients in their exploration and production operations. His oil and gas practice focuses on the full range of transactional matters that E&P companies face, and he regularly reviews, drafts, and negotiates oil and gas leases, instruments of conveyance, surface use agreements, purchase and sale agreements, escrow agreements, salt water disposal agreements, master service agreements, and other related documents. Additionally, he examines oil and gas title and renders acquisition, drilling, and division order title opinions. Mr. Slagle received his B.A. degree, cum laude, from Texas A&M University and his J.D. degree, cum laude, from Southern Methodist University. Mr. Slagle is licensed to practice law in Texas and West Virginia.

Webinar Price: $289.00