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Presenter: Barry Savage, PLS

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Charleston, WV

Four Points by Sheraton Charleston
600 Kanawha Blvd. East
Charleston, WV 25301
Phone: 304-344-4092

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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 - 4:40 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
   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


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

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Attorneys
  • Engineers
  • Land Surveyors
  • Landmen

Attorneys
     8.0 West Virginia CLE Hours
     6.5 Virginia CLE Hours
Professional Engineers & Land Surveyors

     6.5 PDHs
Landmen
     6.5 AAPL CE Hours


Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public. It has been approved for 8.0 CLE hours for West Virginia attorneys. This program is approved for 6.5 CLE hours for Virginia attorneys.

This program offers 6.5 PDHs to Virginia professional engineers and land surveyors to whom the subject matter is relevant. It will qualify for engineers licensed in most other states. Refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility.

The American Association of Professional Landmen has approved this activity for 6.5 RL,RPL or CPL recertification credits, which includes no CPL/ESA recertification credit and no ethics credit.

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.

Speakers:

Barry Savage, PLS

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: $289.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $289.00
Group Prices
3 or more people each: $269.00

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