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Presenter: Gregory M. George and 2 more

Recording Date:

Recording Location: Coeur D Alene, ID

Type: Downloadable MP3+PDF

Product Code: 16342

Product Number: 19 IDBNDESM 10 17 MPDF LH

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This audio recording is approximately 7.5 hours in length and is available for $269. 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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Registration:                        8:00 - 8:30 am

Morning Session:                8:30 - 11:45 am

Lunch (On your own):         11:45 am - 12:45 pm

Afternoon Session:             12:45 - 5:30 pm

Locating Land Boundaries on Paper and on the Ground 
R. Stratton

   Solving land description and boundary location problems 
   Interpreting land descriptions
      • Metes and bounds 
      • Lot and block
      • Do’s 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)

Identifying, Classifying and Locating Easements 
G. George

   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

Resolving Boundary Disputes 
A. Macomber

   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

Avoiding Boundary Disputes: Intro to Legal Due Diligence 
for Real Estate Transactions
G. George

   Introduction to legal due diligence; why should I care?
   Definition of legal due diligence 
   Legal risks not covered by title insurance
   Public record and “constructive notice”
   Types of documents filed at County Recorder’s Office
   Preliminary title report vs abstract of title
   Scenarios where legal due diligence matters

Avoiding, Identifying and Resolving Ethical Issues in  
Land Transactions and Disputes
A. Macomber

   Conflicts of interest: identifying your client
   What duties do you owe, and to whom do you owe them?
   Do you need to maintain confidentiality, and for whom?
   Complying with your professional responsibility for honesty and truthfulness
   Practicing only in areas of competence
   Ethical solicitation of business
   Taking referrals from other professionals


Gregory M. George

Attorney at Law with Macomber Law, PLLC - with offices in Spokane and Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

Mr. George received his Juris Doctor degree from University of Washington School of Law and graduated from Whitworth University cum laude with a degree in Economics. During law school, he served as a member of the Washington Law Review. Mr George joined Macomber Law in 2015 after practicing in Washington State in business law. He is an active member of the Idaho Bar Association and is admitted to practice law before the Idaho Supreme Court. Mr. George is also licensed in Washington. Originally from Spokane, Mr. George is committed to providing the highest quality legal services in Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho. He has published in the Idaho State Bar’s Advocate Magazine and presented Exceptions and Exclusions in Title Insurance for continuing legal education credits to the local Kootenai County Bar.

Arthur B. Macomber

Senior Attorney with Macomber Law, PLLC - with offices in Spokane and Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

Mr. Macomber graduated from Hastings College of the Law at the University of California and received his undergraduate degree from George Fox University. He has practiced real property law in the inland northwest since 2006 bringing practicality, plain language and a detail-oriented approach to legal problems. Mr. Macomber bases his practice on 25 years of non-legal experience including forestry, construction and real estate sales. He publishes regularly in The Idaho State Bar Advocate. Mr. Macomber taught Contracts for Paralegals at North Idaho College and Contracts Drafting at Gonzaga University School of Law. He is admitted to practice in the following districts: Idaho Supreme Court, United States District Court, District of Idaho, Washington Supreme Court and United States District Court, District of Washington.

Rob Stratton

PLS/PE, Vice President of Stratton Land Services, Inc. in Rathdrum, Idaho

Mr. Stratton is licensed in Idaho, Washington, Oregon and California. He has been the Northern Section Director for Idaho Society of Professional Land Surveyors since 2013 and is a past state president of Land Surveyors’ Association of Washington. Mr. Stratton is the county surveyor for Shoshone County. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in Mining Engineering from Montana Tech in 1990. Mr. Stratton grew up working for his father, Bob Stratton, who has also been licensed as a professional land surveyor in six states. He has worked on a large variety of projects including boundary, platting, topography, cell sites, utility surveys, municipal surveys, construction and design. Mr. Stratton has given prior presentations to professional surveyors, survey technicians, realtors and K-12 schools on topics such as survey drafting, legal descriptions, the rectangular survey system, lot/ block surveys, monument evaluation, GPS surveying, when Lewis and Clark first saw Mt. Hood, and land surveying in general.