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Presenter: Caitlin Booker and 4 more

Recording Date:

Recording Location: Houston, TX

Type: CD/Manual Package

Product Code: 15583

Product Number: 18 TXPLSLAE 10 31 CDMN EB

State-Specific Continuing Education Info:

Description:

This audio recording is approximately 8 hours in length and is available for $289 (including shipping). Please refer to specific state licensing rules or certification requirements to determine if this learning method is eligible for continuing education credit.

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Agenda:

Registration:                        7:30 - 8:00 am

Morning Session:                8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Lunch (On your own):         12:00 - 1:00 pm

Afternoon Session:             1:00 - 5:30 pm


Texas Land Surveyor Licensing Law:
Compliance and Enforcement Procedures
C. Booker

  Texas Board of Professional Land Surveying rule changes
   Investigations and contested cases
   Disciplinary actions and penalties
   Board enforcement case studies


Complying with the Board’s Professional
and Technical Standards, Government Code 663.13 et al
D. Bowles

   Precision and accuracy
   Boundary construction
   Monumentation
   Certification
   Drawings and reports
   Subdivision plats
   Written descriptions


Complying with Texas Standards of Professional Responsibility 
and Rules of Conduct, Government Code 663.1 et al
D. Bowles

   Offer to perform services
   Conflicts of interest
   Representations
   Unauthorized practice
   Adherence to statutes and codes
   Professional conduct


State and Federal Site Contamination Law
R. Morse

   Discovering existing soil and/or groundwater contamination
   Understanding applicable rules and regulations
   Understanding liability issues
   Exploring remediation and brownfield redevelopment


Overview of Contract Law
M. Escobar

   Reviewing standard forms of agreement
   Understanding contract documents and formation
   Determining scope of services and changes
   Specifying risk allocation provisions
   Handling problems with contract performance


Preserving Texas Cultural and Historic Resources
A. Jones

   Cultural resource management and compliance archeology in Texas
   Understanding preservation laws on public and private projects
      • National Historic Preservation Act
      • Texas Antiquities Code
      • Protecting cemeteries
   Preservation covenants and easements
   Coordinating with stakeholders, government agencies and subcontractors
   Working with citizen and government groups
   Preservation strategies - case studies

Speakers:

Caitlin Booker

Caitlin Booker is an attorney with Roberts Markel Weinberg Butler Hailey. Ms. Booker practices in the firm’s litigation group. After completing her undergraduate studies in the Honors Program at Southern Methodist University, Ms. Booker attended the University of Houston Law Center where she received her Juris Doctor degree. During her tenure at UHLC, Ms. Booker worked for the Honorable Jennifer Walker Elrod at the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Honorable Caroline Baker at the 295th Civil District Court of Harris County, Texas. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Booker served as second chair attorney at trial, resulting in a substantial jury verdict for her client and a finding that her client was not liable for breach of a confidentiality agreement or theft of trade secrets.

Deward Bowles

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.

Mauricio Escobar

Mauricio Escobar is an attorney with Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, LLP. Mr. Escobar practices in the firm’s complex commercial litigation practice group as well as the construction and infrastructure projects practice group. His practice involves representing domestic and international companies. Mr. Escobar is a member of the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Associated Builders and Contractors of Greater Houston. He is also an adjunct professor at the University of Houston, where he teaches Construction Law and Ethics.

Ashley E. Jones

Ashley E. Jones is a Principal Investigator/Project Manager with Moore Archeological Consulting, Inc. She is responsible for managing cultural resource projects, including preparing scopes of work, managing field data and reporting, coordinating with the Texas Historical Commission, and other local government oversight agencies. Ms. Jones completed her Master of Arts degree at the University of Texas at San Antonio, where she employed stable isotope analyses to identify food sources of early maize farmers in northwestern Mexico. She has extensive experience conducting field investigations across the state of Texas and Oklahoma. In addition, she has conducted exploratory archaeological investigations in Arizona and New Mexico for the University of Texas at San Antonio. Ms. Jones currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Houston Archeological Society and runs a public archaeology program with the organization.

Robert E. “Robin” Morse, III

Robert E. “Robin” Morse, III is a Shareholder and Mediator with Crain Caton & James. Mr. Morse has over forty years of experience in commercial litigation and environmental law. He assists clients on regulatory and transactional matters, representing them in the courtroom, and in administrative proceedings, from inception through trial and appeal. He is a founding member of the Houston Bar Association’s Environmental Law Section. Mr. Morse has successfully represented clients before the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (and its predecessor agencies), the Texas Department of Health, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Federal Aviation Administration and the Texas Railroad Commission. He has represented both private and governmental clients, handling State and Federal Superfund and RCRA hazardous waste matters, air quality permitting and compliance issues, wastewater permitting and enforcement, asbestos and radioactive materials cases and wetlands-related problems. Mr. Morse has defended corporate clients in enforcement actions brought by the U.S. Department of Justice and the Texas Attorney General’s Office, as well as, administrative penalty cases. Mr. Morse has served as a mediator and arbitrator in environmental disputes, applying his unique environmental and litigation experience.