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Presenter: Anthony M. Gregory

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Springfield, IL

President Abraham Lincoln Springfield Doubletree
701 East Adams Street
Springfield, IL 62701
Phone: 217-544-8800

This seminar is closed or full.


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 - 4:30 pm

Ordering and Reviewing Land Surveys

   Boundary survey standards
   Research and investigation
   Mortgage inspection plats
   ALTA/NSPS Land Title Surveys
   Reviewing title issues disclosed on sample survey plats

Writing and Interpreting Legal Descriptions

   What is a legal description?
   Who can write a legal description?
   Types of legal descriptions
   United States Public Land System
   Metes and bounds system descriptions
   “Of” descriptions
   Some key words in legal descriptions
   Some words we can do without in legal description
   Determining what controls in a legal descriptions
   Order of importance of conflicting title elements
   Corners and monuments
   Lot and block descriptions (subdivisions)

Locating Land Boundaries

   History of land boundaries
   Evidence of boundary location
      --Words as evidence (written and verbal)
      --Monuments as evidence
      --Occupation as evidence (possession lines)
      --Plats as evidence
   Interpreting evidence
   Evidence and technology
   “Boundary” line vs. “property” line
   Sequential conveyances and simultaneous conveyances
      --senior/junior rights
   State boundary surveying standards
   ALTA/NSPS Land Title Survey Standards
   Surveyor’s role in boundary disputes

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Attorneys
  • Engineers
  • Land Surveyors

Illinois Attorneys
   6.5 Illinois CLE Hours
   6.5 Indiana CLE Hours
   7.8 Missouri CLE Hours
   7.5 Wisconsin CLE Hours

Professional Engineers & Land Surveyors
   6.5 PDHs

Continuing Education Credit and Information

This seminar is open to the public and is approved by the Illinois MCLE Board for 6.5 general CLE hours for attorneys. This course has also been approved for 6.5 CLE hours for Indiana attorneys, 7.8 CLE Hours for Missouri attorneys, and 7.5 CLE Hours for Wisconsin attorneys.

This course offers 6.5 PDHs to Illinois professional engineers and land surveyors.  Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Illinois.

Engineers and land surveyors seeking continuing education credit in other states will beable to claim the hours earned at this seminar, in most cases.  Refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility.

Attendance will be monitored, and 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.


Anthony M. Gregory

Professor of Civil Engineering Technology, and the Department Head of the Construction Science and Organizational Leadership at Purdue University Northwest in Hammond, Indiana
Professor Gregory is registered as a land surveyor in Indiana and Illinois and provides landsurveying consulting services through Gregory Land Surveying in Highland, Indiana.  He has presented several seminars on various land surveying topics to professional land surveyors, surveying technicians, attorneys, title company officials and real estate professionals.  Professor Gregory has an A.A.S. degree in Civil Engineering Technology, a B.S. degree in Construction Technology from Purdue University Calumet, and a Masters degree in Civil and Regional Planning from the Illinois Institute of Technology.  He is a member of the Indiana Society of Professional Land Surveyors (ISPLS), the Illinois Professional Land Surveyors Association (IPLSA) and the National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS).  Professor Gregory previously served on the ISPLS Board of Directors, and is a past society president.  He currently serves on the Board of Directors for NSPS and he is the NSPS Trig-Star Coordinator for Indiana.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $279.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $279.00
Group Prices
3 or more People: $259.00

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