Tuesday, November 15, 2016 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM PDT in Southern California
Wyndham Anaheim Garden Grove
12021 Harbor Blvd
Garden Grove, CA 92840
Thursday, November 17, 2016 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM PDT in Northern CaliforniaFour Points by Sheraton Pleasanton
Mr. Lucas has been in the surveying business since 1976 and is a licensed land surveyor and attorney. He has been a seminar leader on surveying topics that include ALTA/ACSM standards, boundary law, law of easements, water boundaries, surveying evidence and procedures, expert witness testimony, business law, contract law, torts and liability.
Mr. Lucas will be presenting two topics at each full-day workshop:
There is a line of thinking within and without the surveying community that goes something like this: The surveyor's only role is to deal with the facts as contained in the client's deed; all other issues with regard to boundaries can only be determined by a court of competent jurisdiction. The obvious problem with this line of thinking is that, if this is truly the case, society does not need land surveyors. Boundary determinations boil down to two questions: A question of law and a question of fact. "The question of what is a boundary line is a matter of law, but the question of where a boundary line, or a corner, is actually located is a question of fact." Walleigh v. Emery, (Pa.Super.Court. 1960). This seminar will explore both of the questions fully, as well as the topics of evidence and procedures for the determination of a well-reasoned opinion on boundaries. State specific law will be incorporated into this seminar in the process of answering these and many other questions.