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Land Description Workshop: Writing, Reading and Drawing

Presenter: Earl Morriss, PLS

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Portland, OR

Doubletree Hotel Portland
1000 N.E. Multnomah Street
Portland, OR 97232
Phone: 503-281-6111

This seminar is closed or full.

Agenda:

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 - 4:00 pm


Understanding Metes and Bounds Terminology

   Measuring distances in the past and present

   Measuring angles

      • Bearings

      • Azimuth


Writing Metes and Bounds Legal Descriptions

   Establishing the point of commencement and the point of beginning

   Understanding bearings and azimuths

   Describing angles and distances

   Closing the description

   Handling special situations: arcs, chords, curves, etc.

   Metes and bounds description workshop: writing two sample descriptions


Sketching Metes and Bounds Descriptions

   Finding the point of commencement and the point of beginning

   Understanding azimuths and bearings

   Drawing angles and distances

   Closing the description

   Drawing arcs, chords and curves

   Sketching workshop: sketching two sample metes-and-bounds descriptions


Software Tools to Assist Real Estate and
Legal Professionals in Land Mapping, Description and Location

   AutoCad

   SketchUp

   Google

   USGS

   ESRI

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Attorneys
  • Engineers
  • Land Surveyors
  • Landmen

Attorneys
     6.0 Oregon CLE Hours

Engineers & Land Surveyors
     6.0 PDHs

Landmen
     6.0 AAPL CE Hours


Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public. The Oregon State Bar MCLE Board has approved this seminar for 6.0 general CLE hours for attorneys.

This activity offers 6.0 PDHs to Oregon professional engineers and land surveyors to whom the subject matter is professionally relevant. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Oregon.

The American Association of Professional Landmen has approved this program for 6.0 RL, RPL or CPL recertification credits, 0.0 ethics credit, and 0.0 CPL/ESA credits.

Attendance will be monitored and reported, as required. Attendance certificates will be available after the seminar for most individuals who complete the entire event. Attendance certificates not available at the seminar will be mailed to participants within fifteen business days.

Speakers:

Earl Morriss, PLS

Survey Manager at Mackay Sposito in Federal Way, WA
Mr. Morriss is a Professional Land Surveyor in Washington. As a land surveyor Mr. Morriss has more than 35 years of experience, and he is considered an expert in boundary, easement and title issues. He is currently the survey manager for the Federal Way, Washington, branch office of Mackay Sposito. Mr. Morriss also has a law degree and over the last several years he had a law practice which focused on real property disputes and land title issues. He is an active member of the Land Surveyor’s Association of Washington (LSAW), serving as the 2014 president. Mr. Morriss received his B.S. degree in Urban Studies from Georgia State University and his J.D. degree from Seattle University School of Law. He has made continuing education presentations related to boundary law, boundary adjustments, legal descriptions, easements, and water law, to both attorneys and land surveyors.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $269.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $269.00
Group Prices
3 or more People: $249.00

Each registration includes one copy of a manual prepared by the seminar speakers.