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Presenter: Tony Cavell

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Baton Rouge, LA

Baton Rouge Marriott
5500 Hilton Avenue
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
Phone: 225-924-5000

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

Important Concepts

   Louisiana Civil Code
   Titles define what
   Surveys show where & how much
   Rules of evidence
   Sources of evidence

Boundaries Based on Written Land Descriptions

   Conflicting description elements
   Original surveys
   Sectionalized lands
   Subdivision map
   Metes and bounds

Boundaries Based on Possession

   Acquisitive prescription (Adverse possession)
   Boundaries by agreement

Technical Concepts


Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Attorneys
  • Engineers
  • Insurance Professionals
  • Land Surveyors
  • Landmen

   6.5 Louisiana CLE Hours
   6.5 Texas CLE Hours

Professional Engineers & Land Surveyors
   6.5 PDHs

Louisiana Insurance Producers
   6.0 Title Continuing Ed. Hours

   6.5 AAPL CEUs

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public.  The Louisiana CLE Committee has approved this event for 6.5 CLE hours for attorneys.  HalfMoon Education is an accredited CLE provider in Texas, and this course qualifies for 6.5 CLE hours for attorneys.

This event offers 6.5 PDHs to Louisiana engineers and land surveyors to whom the subject matter is professionally relevant.  HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education provider for Louisiana engineers and land surveyors.

The Louisiana Office of the Commissioner of Insurance has approved this course for 6.0 Title continuing education hours, which include 4.0 General Insurance Principles hours and 2.0 Consumer Finance Protection hours.

The American Association of Professional Landmen has accredited this course for 6.5 RL, RPL or CPL recertification credits (CEUs) and no CPL/ESA or ethics credits.

Current information on continuing education approvals can be found at www.halfmoonseminars.org.

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.


Tony Cavell

Tony Cavell’s first field of interest was Physics, and he worked in Dr. William Hamilton’s gravitational wave lab at Louisiana State University.  Mr. Cavell then went to work for Murray Hawkins at the LSU Petroleum Engineering Department, which is now named in Mr. Hawkins’ honor.

Mr. Cavell left LSU to work in construction in the New Orleans area.  While in construction he became familiar with the tools of surveying, which led him to seek a professional surveyor license.  Mr. Cavell’s surveying career started with boundary work and engineering studies.  He then joined John E. Chance and Associates, surveying offshore in the early days of using satellites for surveying.

Mr. Cavell brought that experience to NEI, which he joined as vice president. At NEI, working through the US Dept. of Transportation, he went to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to train their surveyors on GPS.  Mr. Cavell became the CEO of NEI after the death of its president, Charlie Poché.

He left NEI to pursue consulting.  While with ESP Associates, Mr. Cavell did the quality assurance surveys for the Louisiana LiDAR project Watershed VI Joint venture with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).  He also began consulting for attorneys as an expert witness.

Dr. Roy Dokka was starting a new Center for GeoInformatics (C4G) to study plate tectonics and subsidence in Louisiana, and Mr. Cavell recommended a network of GPS receivers for Dr. Dokka’s work.  Mr. Cavell became associate director of C4G, and together Dr. Dokka and Mr. Cavell built the GULFnet network of continually-operating reference stations (CORS) that today number over 100 across the state of Louisiana and along the Gulf of Mexico.  Mr. Cavell left the center but was asked to return after Dr. Dokka’s death.

Throughout his surveying experience, he has been active in professional organizations, serving as president of Louisiana Society of Professional Surveyors (LSPS) and more recently as president of the National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS).

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.