PLSO Courses

Ethics V (PLSO Course)

June 2011 Edition of The Lucas Letter – 1.5 Contact Hours
The case-in-chief is Reasor v. Putnam County, Indiana 1994. Is it ethical for a county official to attempt to cover his “footstep” on some very bad surveying that he performed years earlier, while in private practice, at taxpayer expense? The National Society of Professional Surveyor’s (NSPS) “Surveyor’s Creed and Canons,” is used as a barometer by which to measure the actions of the parties in the case. This is a 2-Page Letter covering 1 Court Opinion consisting of 15 pages. This 17-Page document has a 10-Question examination based on the text of the newsletter and the case-in-chief.

OBJECTIVES: To enhance professional competency and improve practitioner’s knowledge of the law as it relates to the practice of land surveying.

Price: $25.00

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Evidence & Procedures II (PLSO Course)

August 2011 Edition of The Lucas Letter – 1.5 Contact Hours
The case-in-chief is Kennedy v. Rose, Ohio 2008. What is the proper procedure for conducting a retracement survey? This case answers that question and many more as successive surveys of the same property are examined by the court. Are any of them correct? If so, what was the correct procedure that was followed? This is a 2-Page Letter covering 1 Court Opinion consisting of 10 pages. This 12-Page document has a 10-Question examination based on the text of the newsletter and the case-in-chief.

OBJECTIVES: To enhance professional competency and improve practitioner’s knowledge of the law as it relates to the practice of land surveying.

Price: $25.00

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Negligence I (PLSO Course)

October 2009 Edition of The Lucas Letter – 1.5 Contact Hours
The case-in-chief, Graves v. Downey, Maine 2005, is a classic case of surveyor negligence. When does a mistake constitute negligence? What is the difference between a simple boundary dispute and surveyor negligence? These questions and more are asked and answered in this edition. This is a 2-Page Letter covering 1 Court Opinion consisting of 4 pages. This 6-Page document has a 10-Question examination based on the text of the newsletter and the case-in-chief.

OBJECTIVES: To enhance professional competency and improve practitioner’s knowledge of the law as it relates to the practice of land surveying.

Price: $25.00

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