Basics of Legal Research - Finding Court Decisions to Aid Decision-MakingThis 4-hour seminar reviews the techniques necessary to find relevant court cases and where to find the pertinent information within the decision. Often, the problems surveyors are wrestling with have been solved - many time over and by many jurisdictions. One of the keys to making proper decisions, in accordance with legal rules and in conformity witt the law, is to review what is known as precedent, or what the court has decided in the past. By reviewing pertinent court decisions, one can, not only find answers, but often the analysis and reasoning behind them.
Dealing with Undescribed Rights of WayA four hour presentation which examines easements created without a definition of location or width. Included is a review of evidence and past court decisions which offer tools with which to answer those questions.The presentation includes a review of what is an easement, the types of easemens, creation and termination of easements, along with research and location
Dedication: Public Rights in Private LandThis is a 4-hour seminar focusin on the identification and location of private and public rights based resulting from dedication by the owner(s). oth written and unwritten creation are included with an emphasis on recognition and proof of the existence and extent of dedicated rights.
Early New England Land SurveyorsExamination and discussion of the lives and professional careers of Ira Allen (Vermont), Park Holland (Maine) and Henry David Thoreau (Massachusetts). Depending upon length of presentation, additional surveyors may be included.