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2020 March seminar

Friday March 6th, 2020

Featuring JEFFERY N. LUCAS, P.S.

Jeffery N. Lucas is the Survey Manager, Alabama Operations, for ESP Associates AL, Inc, a multi-disciplined engineering and surveying firm headquartered in Fort Mill, South Carolina (Charlotte area). Lucas has been in the surveying business since 1976. He is a licensed land surveyor registered in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi and Tennessee. Lucas is a licensed attorney and was admitted to the Alabama State Bar in 2003. Lucas specializes in land boundary issues as an attorney, land surveyor, consultant, mediator and expert witness. He has been a seminar leader on surveying topics that include boundary law, law of easements, water boundaries, surveying evidence and procedures, expert witness testimony, business law, contract law, torts and liability. He has over 30 titles that he has developed in his seminar library. Lucas is the author of “Alabama Boundary Law,” “The Pincushion Effect, The Multiple Monument Dilemma in American Land Surveying” and “Illinois Boundary Law” which was featured in February, 2013, at the Illinois Professional Land Surveyors Association (IPLSA) conference in Springfield, Illinois. He has also authored over 100 articles on surveying and boundary issues and writes a regular column for P.O.B. Magazine since 2004.


8am - 12pm


Utilizing the National Society of Professional Surveyor’s (NSPS’s) “Creed and Canons” and state-specific codes of professional conduct as a basis for discussion, this seminar will study ethical consideration in everyday practice. Real cases involving real surveyors and engineers will be discussed and explored for the ethical issues that they contain. Some hypothetical situations are also discussed. This seminar usually generates plenty of discussion over the case scenarios and the actions of the surveyors and engineers involved. Power Point presentation.



1PM - 5PM


What do better business practices have to do with the law? Plenty! Put another way, better business practices must be in harmony with the law that affects our practice as professional service providers (land surveyors, engineers, architects, etc.). The law that most affects us as professional service providers is property law, contracts, negligence, torts, the common law, administrative law, and statutory law. Ignorance of the law is no excuse for the average citizen and even more so for professional service providers. This seminar will focus on 10 Better Business Practices that you can implement immediately to bring your practice in harmony with the law. These practical steps will benefit your company whether you are a multistate corporation with hundreds of employees, a solo practitioner, or an individual licensee wanting to improve his or her own personal practice. Power Point presentation.


Friday, March 6th, 2020

7:30 am - 8:00 am -- Check in & Continental breakfast

8:00 am - 10:00 am -- Professional Ethics

10:00 am - 10:20 am -- Break

10:20 am - 12:00 pm -- Professional Ethics

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm -- Lunch provided by Engroff's Catering

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm -- Better Business Practices and the Law

3:00 pm - 3:20 pm -- Break

3:20 pm - 5:00 pm -- Better Business Practices and the Law