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Please join me Thursday, April 15, 2021 for a live, interactive webinar on "Legal Issues for Texas Civil Engineers and Land Surveyors." This is good for 8.0 continuing education hours, including 1.0 hours of ethics/rules hours. I will speak for two hours on the topic of "Locating Land Boundaries on Paper (And on the Ground). " This subject has generated a lot of discussion in the past seminars I have spoken at and it should be a hoot. Don't miss out.



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    Webinar instructions will be emailed before the date of the webinar.

    Please log into the webinar 15 – 30 minutes before start time.

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    7:30 – 8:00 am CDT
    Morning Session
    8:00 am – 12:15 pm CDT
    12:15 – 12:45 pm CDT
    Afternoon Session
    12:45 – 5:00 pm CDT

    Land Use Law                     N. Meade

    Understanding land use law
    Governmental power and authority to zone
    Governmental bodies with the power to zone
    Comprehensive land use planning
    Finding existing land use laws and regulations
    Seeking zoning variances or rezoning
    Participating in zoning administrative appeals
    Participating in land use litigation

    Locating Land Boundaries on Paper (And on the Ground)                     D. Bowles
    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

    Handling Ethical Issues in Civil Engineering                     J. Stuckey
    and Land Surveying Practice
    Promoting health and welfare vs. managing risk:
    complimentary or conflicting duties?
    Protecting the environment: meeting or exceeding legal requirements
    Watching the bottom line: identifying and balancing economic
    pressures in design and construction
    Integrating new technologies: identifying and balancing the benefits and risks

    Surface Water and Groundwater Rights and Regulation                     A. Smith
    Understanding the basics of Texas water rights law
    Who has the right to access and use Texas surface water?
    • Riparian rights
    • Restrictions on access and use
    Who has the right to access and use Texas groundwater?
    • Well drilling
    • Restrictions on use of Texas groundwater

    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law                     A. Smith
    Understanding eminent domain powers
    • Source of eminent domain powers
    • History of the exercise of eminent domain powers
    • Types of eminent domain “takings”
    Participating in the condemnation process
    Appealing a condemnation decision
    Understanding regulatory “takings” and inverse condemnation

    Webinar Instructions

    Each webinar session earns continuing education credit and can be registered for individually. All attendees must log-on through their own email – attendees may not watch together if they wish to earn continuing education credit. HalfMoon Education Inc. must be able to prove attendance if either the attendee or HalfMoon Education Inc. is audited.

    Certificates of completion will be provided for each webinar attended and will be sent via email in PDF form about five business days after the conclusion of the series.

    Webinars are presented via GoToWebinar, an easy-to-use application that can be run on most systems and tablets. Instructions and login information will be provided in an email sent close to the date of the webinar. It is highly recommended that you download, install and test the application before the webinar begins by clicking on the link in the email.

    GoToWebinar App requirements:
    Windows 7 – 10 or Mac OSX Mavericks (10.9) – macOS Catalina (10.15)

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    The two most recent version of the following browsers:
    Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Microsoft Edge
    Internet Explorer v11 (or later) with Flash enabled

    Internet connection:
     Minimum of 1Mbps       Hardware: 2GB RAM or more

    For more information, visit the Support section at www.gotowebinar.com

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