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 - 4:40 pm
Locating Land Boundaries on Paper (And on the Ground)
Interpreting land descriptions
• Metes and bounds
• Lot and block
• Dos 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)
Solving land description and boundary location problems
Identifying, Classifying and Locating Easements
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
Knowing when and how to terminate easements
Obstructing use of easements and determining remedies for obstruction
Defining Trespass and Adverse Possession
Reviewing the history of adverse possession
Maintaining a claim for adverse possession
• Statute of limitations
• Elements of a claim
Defending against a claim for adverse possession
Examining recent adverse possession cases
Understanding Riparian and Water Rights
History and development of riparian rights
Determining land boundaries near the water line
Determining access rights to surface waters
Determining rights to groundwater
Complying with regulations restricting access to and use of surface water and groundwater
Understanding Utility Easements and Rights of Way
Current law on utility rights of way
• Federal laws and regulations
• State laws and regulations
Types of utilities affected
• Electric, water, natural gas, telecommunications, satellite communications
Basis for and definition of the easement
Encroachments and interferences
Current issues involving utility easements
Who Should Attend
- Land Surveyors
6.5 Connecticut CLE Hours
8.0 New York CLE Hours
8.0 Rhode Island CLE Hours
Professional Engineers & Land Surveyors
Non-Credit Continuing Ed.
8.0 Rhode Island PDHs (Surveyors)
Continuing Education Credit Information
This seminar is open to the public and offers 6.5 CLE hours to Connecticut attorneys. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Connecticut.
HalfMoon Education Inc. is certified by the New York State CLE Board as an Accredited Provider of CLE programs. This traditional format course offers 8.0 CLE hours, consisting 8.0 Areas of Professional Practice hours, which are appropriate for new and experienced attorneys.
This course is approved is 8.0 CLE hours for Rhode Island attorneys.
This seminar offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity to Connecticut professional engineers and land surveyors. The Rhode Island Board of Registration for Professional Land Surveyors has approved this event for 8.0 PDHs. Engineers and land surveyors seeking continuing education credit in other states will be able to apply the hours earned at this event, 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.
Matthew A. Noviello, Esq., P.E., L.S.
Principal in Noviello & Noviello, Esqs. and Principal in Matthew A. Noviello, P.E., L.S. in Carmel, NY
Mr. Noviello is an attorney-at-law, a professional engineer, and land surveyor who enjoys teaching. He has taught real property law, survey law and, more recently, alpine skiing. Mr. Noviello received his Masters of Engineering degree; his Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering, with honors; and his AAS degree in Engineering, all from Rochester Institute of Technology. He received his Juris Doctor degree from Rutgers University School of Law-Newark. Mr. Noviello has maintained a professional engineering firm and general practice law firms since 1984, and he has practiced land surveying since 1991, ten years in industry and six years in government. He is a licensed professional engineer in the states of New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Mr. Noviello is a New York and Connecticut-licensed land surveyor. He holds law licenses in the New York State Courts, the US Supreme Court, the Federal Court for the Southern District of New York and the Federal Court for the State of New Jersey.
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