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Boundaries and Easements

Presenter: Barry E. Savage

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Birmingham, AL

Hilton Garden Inn Birmingham/Trussville
3230 Edwards Lake Parkway
Birmingham, AL 35235
Phone: 205-655-5222

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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 - 4:30 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
   Maintaining easements
   Knowing when and how to terminate easements
   Obstructing use of easements and determining remedies for obstruction

Defining Trespass and Adverse Possession

   Defining trespass
   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

Resolving Boundary Disputes

   Types of boundary disputes
      • Adverse possession, easements, boundaries
   Obtaining and reviewing boundary evidence
   Methods for establishing disputed boundaries
   Participating in dispute resolution techniques
      • Litigation, arbitration, mediation, agreements, title insurance
   Examining boundary dispute case studies: exploring techniques for
      resolving sample disputes


Boundary Case Studies

   Tennessee/Georgia stateline survey
   Lot survey study
   West survey

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Attorneys
  • Engineers
  • Land Surveyors
  • Title Insurance Professionals

Attorneys
     6.5 Alabama CLE Hours
     6.5 Mississippi CLE Hours

Title Insurance Producers
     8.0 Alabama Continuing Ed. Hours

Engineers & Land Surveyors
     6.5 PDHs


Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public. The Mandatory CLE Commission of Alabama and the Mississippi Board on CLE have each approved this course for 6.5 CLE hours for attorneys.

The Alabama Department of Insurance has approved this course for 8.0 continuing education credits for title insurance producers.

This seminar offers 6.5 PDHs to Alabama land surveyors and professional engineers to whom the subject matter is professionally relevant. Those with continuing education requirements 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 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.en business days.

Speakers:

Barry E. Savage

Survey Products Group Manager with Tennessee Valley Authority in Chattanooga, TN
Mr. Savage is currently manager of the Survey Products Group at the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Prior to his service at TVA he was in private survey practice for 10 years specializing in dispute resolution and expert witness services. He has surveyed several disputed state boundaries to resolve jurisdictional conflicts. Mr. Savage is an adjunct professor at Cleveland State Community College where he teaches courses in boundary law, geodesy, GIS, and surveying fundamentals. He has researched and retraced the historical surveys of Henry David Thoreau and has published several articles on the subject. Mr. Savage teaches exam review and continuing education seminars at various state and local conferences across the country. He has served as director of production for Cook and Spencer Consultants in Chattanooga. Mr. Savage was senior designer at Psi Consulting Engineers where he worked on structural and environmental design. He was also a survey supervisor at Whitfield Engineering in Dalton, Georgia. Mr. Savage received his B.S. degree, with high honors, in Civil Engineering Technology from the University of Tennessee at Martin.

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.