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So, You`ve Discovered a Conflict. Now What?

Description Conflict Resolution for the Surveyor and Resolving Boundary and Title Problems
Status Open
Number of Days 1
Start Time 8:00 AM
Begin Date 10/18/2013
End Date 10/18/2013
Early Reg: 10/18/2013

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City: Mansfield
State: MA
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Event Profile
So, You've Discovered a Conflict. Now What?
Conflict Resolution for the Surveyor &
Resolving Boundary and Title Problems
Friday, October 18, 2013
  Holiday Inn Mansfield, 31 Hampshire Street, Mansfield, MA
8:00 - 8:30 AM Registration; 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Seminar
Part I - Conflict Resolution for the Surveyor
What You Will Learn
  • The classifications of evidence
  • The surveyor's role in gathering evidence
  • How to resolve written, adjoiner, and occupational conflicts
  • How to apply legal principles to resolve conflicts
Class Summary
We will begin with a review of the fundamental aspects of evidence relied upon by the surveyor to determine boundary locations. The court's view of evidence will be examined and comparisons between the role of the surveyor and the role of the courts will be drawn. We will look at problems with deeds, common transcription mistakes, conflicts in writings, and conflicts in evidence. We will discuss the distinct differences between written conflicts, adjoiner conflicts, and occupational conflicts. Statutory and common law presumptions, rules and principles which provide direction to the surveyor for conflict resolution will be reviewed and discussed. We will also review some real life examples of projects and court cases involving deed interpretation and resolution of conflicting terms.
Part II - Resolving Boundary and Title Problems
What You Will Learn
  • The role of the surveyor's opinion in the resolution process
  • The surveyor's role in the mediation process
  • How to document conflict resolutions
  • How to increase your professionalism, service and income
  • How to reduce your liability through the resolution process
Class Summary
We will start the discussion with a review of the authority of the land surveyor and the effect of the land surveyor's opinion upon the client, the adjoining landowners and the courts. Our discussion will then focus upon the various methods available to the surveyor for resolving conflicts through the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) process and the surveyor's role in formal and informal mediation. Specific examples for documentation of conflict resolution will be reviewed and discussed including specific advantages and disadvantages between various forms.
Reference Manual
Seminar attendees will receive reference material that can be relied upon as a future resource. This manual will be updated to provide citations and references to current local and regional laws, rules and regulations as well as local appellate court rulings as they relate to the seminar topics.
Seminar Speaker
John B. Stahl
Cornerstone Professional Land Surveys, Inc  
John B. Stahl, PLS, CFedS, is a registered professional land surveyor in the states of Utah and Montana, currently owning and operating Cornerstone Professional Land Surveys, Inc., and Cornerstone Land Consulting, Inc., in Salt Lake City. Mr. Stahl specializes in surveying land boundaries, resolving boundary conflicts, performing title and historical research, land boundary consultation services, mediation and dispute resolution.
Registration Deadline: Friday,  October 11, 2013
Information/Registration: You can register for this seminar and pay by credit card online by clicking on the "Register" button above. To register online for this seminar at the MALSCE member rate, login using your MALSCE assigned username and password.  If you do not know your MALSCE member login information call 617/227-5551. You can also register by downloading and completing a seminar brochure/registration form and faxing or mailing it with payment to MALSCE, The Engineering Center, One Walnut Street, Boston, MA 02108-3616, Fax: 617/227-6783. Registration fee includes a continental breakfast, two snack breaks, lunch and a customized reference manual. A 50% refund will be given for cancellations made by October 11. No refunds will be given after this date. No-shows will be billed.

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