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Presenter: Wendy Lathrop, PLS, CFM

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Online

This seminar is closed or full.

Agenda:

Locating Land Boundaries on Paper (And on the Ground)
Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 9:00 - 10:30 AM CDT

   What a deed tells us about real property interests and their locations – or doesn’t

   Common kinds of land descriptions

      - Metes and bounds

      - Reference to a subdivision

      - Reference to a tax parcel

      - “Strip” descriptions

      - 3-D descriptions (condominiums, split estates)

      - Blanket easements

   Reading a description to find evidence of location

   The work involved in writing a description

   Tying the paper deed to the ground: What is evidence of a boundary?

   Why paper and ground may not match

   When the paper and the ground don’t match: The hierarchy of evidence in descriptions

   Summary: Elements of a good description


Physical Evidence and Boundaries
Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM CDT

   The difference between a corner and a monument

   Retracement surveys versus new or independent surveys

   Discrepancies between the written record and what is on the ground

      - Types of discrepancies

      - Causes of discrepancies

   The hierarchy of evidence revisited


Easements: Understanding Possessive Rights in Lands of Others
Thursday, April 26, 2018, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM CDT

   Distinctions between ownership and possession

   Easements distinguished from other possessory rights

   Types of easements and distinctions between them: 
      appurtenant, in gross, affirmative, negative and others

   Methods of easement creation

   Clues in documents to determine if interests are fee or easement

   The effect of the Statute of Frauds on possessory rights

   Methods of easement termination

   What happens after termination?


Disputes: Boundaries, Shared Spaces, and Split Estates
Thursday, April 26, 2018, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM CDT

   Distinctions between trespass, adverse possession and prescriptive rights

   Maintaining adverse claims

     - Statute of limitations

     - Elements of a claim

   “Lost grant” claims

   Quiet title actions

   Acquiescence, laches, estoppel, and equity

   Less litigious approaches to settling land interest disputes

     - Practical location and boundary line agreements

     - Boundary line commission




Webinar Instructions

Each webinar session earns continuing education credit and can be registered for individually. All attendees must log-on through their own email – attendees may not watch together if they wish to earn continuing education credit. HalfMoon Education Inc. must be able to prove attendance if either the attendee or HalfMoon Education Inc. is audited.


Certificates of completion will be provided for each webinar attended and will be sent via email in PDF form about five business days after the date of the conclusion of the series.


Webinars are presented via GoToWebinar, an easy-to-use application that can be run on most systems and tablets. Instructions and login information will be provided in an email sent close to the date of the webinar. It is highly recommended that you download, install and test the application before the webinar begins by clicking on the link in the email.


GoToWebinar system requirements:

Operating System:
Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10 Mac OSX 10.9 (Mavericks) - 10.12 (Sierra)

Web Browser:
Chrome v34+, Firefox v34+, Internet Explorer 8+, Microsoft Edge v12+, Safari v6+

Internet connection:                   Hardware:
Minimum of 1Mbps                       2GB RAM or more

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Engineers
  • Land Surveyors

Professional Engineers:
     6.0 PDHs/CE Hours

Professional Land Surveyors:
     6.0 PDHs/CE Hours



Continuing Education Credit Information

Each of these webinars offer professional engineers and professional land surveyors 1.5 professional development/continuing education hours. These webinars are designed to qualify for continuing education credit in all states.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for professional land surveyors and engineers in Florida, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, New York (NYSED Sponsor No. 35), North Carolina, and North Dakota. HalfMoon Education is also an approved continuing education provider for New Jersey engineers (Approval No. 24GP00000700).

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for professional land surveyors and engineers in Florida, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, New York (NYSED Sponsor No. 35), North Carolina, and North Dakota. HalfMoon Education is also an approved continuing education provider for New Jersey engineers (Approval No. 24GP00000700).

In order to obtain a continuing education certificate, each licensed participant must be logged on to his or her own computer and complete a quiz following each presentation. Certificates cannot be issued to multiple participants on one computer.

* The Land Descriptions Basics webinar was not approved in Texas.

Speakers:

Wendy Lathrop, PLS, CFM

Wendy Lathrop, PLS, CFM, is president and owner of Cadastral Consulting. She is licensed as a professional land surveyor in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland, and as a professional planner in New Jersey. She holds a Master’s degree in Environmental Policy, and has been involved in surveying since 1974 in projects ranging from construction to boundary to environmental land use disputes. Ms. Lathrop is also a certified floodplain manager through the Association of State Flood Plain Managers (ASFPM). A former adjunct instructor at Mercer County College in New Jersey, Ms. Lathrop has also taught as part of the team for the licensing exam review course at Drexel University in Pennsylvania. She has been teaching seminars for surveyors since 1986 and has been writing articles for surveyors since 1983. She is a contributing editor for The American Surveyor magazine, and has four articles included in the American Bar Association’s text, Land Surveys: A Guide for Lawyers and Other Professionals. She and Stephen V. Estopinal, PLS, PE, recently completed co–authoring a book entitled Professional Surveyors and Real Property Descriptions: Composition, Construction, and Comprehension.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $300.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $250.00

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