Published Works

PUBLISHED WORKS

Jeffery N. Lucas, JD, PLS

BOOKS PUBLISHED: 

The Pincushion Effect, The Multiple Monument Dilemma in American Land Surveying. Lucas & Company, LLC, Birmingham, Alabama. Copyright © 2011. ISBN: 978-1-257-86758-5. http://www.thelucasletter.com/Publications.html 

Alabama Boundary Law. Lucas & Company, LLC, Birmingham, Alabama. Copyright © 2009. ISBN: 978-0-557-53328-2. http://www.thelucasletter.com/Publications.html

 ARTICLES PUBLISHED: 

  • “Can the Original Surveyor Blunder?” P.O.B. Magazine, Business News Publishing Company, June, 2012.
  • “What is a Standard of Practice?” P.O.B. Magazine, Business News Publishing Company, April, 2012.
  • “First Beat Entertainment v. EEC.” Turning Points, Publication of the Alabama Society of Professional Land Surveyors, February, 2012.
  • “Maintaining Relevancy in the 21st Century.” P.O.B. Magazine, Business News Publishing Company, February, 2012.
  • “Evidence Standards and the 2009 Manual.” P.O.B. Magazine, Business News Publishing Company, December, 2011.
  • “The Surveying Body of Knowledge.” P.O.B. Magazine, Business News Publishing Company, October, 2011.
  • “Beware the 1099-MISC Employee.” P.O.B. Magazine, Business News Publishing Company, August, 2011.
  • “Fear and Loathing in Land Surveying.” P.O.B. Magazine, Business News Publishing Company, May, 2011.
  • “Have You Read the 2011 ALTA/ACSM Standards?” P.O.B. Magazine, Business News Publishing Company, April, 2011.
  • “Understanding Adverse Possession.” Turning Points, Publication of the Alabama Society of Professional Land Surveyors, April, 2011.
  • “Surveying Property Boundaries.” P.O.B. Magazine, Business News Publishing Company, February, 2011.
  • “Garfunkel’s Subdivision.” P.O.B. Magazine, Business News Publishing Company, December 2010.
  • “The Unauthorized Practice of Land Surveying.” Turning Points, Publication of the Alabama Society of Professional Land Surveyors, November 2010.
  • “A Well-Reasoned Opinion.” P.O.B. Magazine, Business News Publishing Company, October 2010.
  • “Requiem for the First Surveyor Concept.” P.O.B. Magazine, Business News Publishing Company, September 2010.
  • “It Was a Simple Plan.” P.O.B. Magazine, Business News Publishing Company, August 2010.
  • “Stop Sizing Sections.” Turning Points, Publication of the Alabama Society of Professional Land Surveyors, July 2010.
  • “Math Isn’t the Answer It’s the Problem.” P.O.B. Magazine, Business News Publishing Company, July 2010.
  • “Stop Sizing Sections.” Turning Points, Publication of the Alabama Society of Professional Land Surveyors, July, 2010.
  • “How to Read a Deed.” P.O.B. Magazine, Business News Publishing Company, June 2010.
  • “Unintended Consequences.” P.O.B. Magazine, Business News Publishing Company, May 2010.
  • “Retracement in a Public Domain State.” P.O.B. Magazine, Business News Publishing Company, April 2010.
  • “Why We Need a Separate Board.” Turning Points, Publication of the Alabama Society of Professional Land Surveyors, April, 2010.
  • “The Alabama Rule.” P.O.B. Magazine, Business News Publishing Company, March 2010.
  • “Sweet Home Alabama.” P.O.B. Magazine, Business News Publishing Company, February 2010.
  • “There are no Lost Corners.” P.O.B. Magazine, Business News Publishing Company, January 2010.
  • “Best Available Evidence.” P.O.B. Magazine, Business News Publishing Company, December 2009.
  • “Finding Common Ground.” P.O.B. Magazine, Business News Publishing Company, November 2009.
  • “Alabama’s Two Year Statute of Limitations.” Turning Points, Publication of the Alabama Society of Professional Land Surveyors, August 2009.
  • “Florida’s Illegal Standards” P.O.B. Magazine, Business News Publishing Company, June 2009.
  • “Missing the Mark” P.O.B. Magazine, Business News Publishing Company, May 2009.  
  • “Ma Kettle and the County Road” P.O.B. Magazine, Business News Publishing Company, April 2009.  
  • “Forensic Surveying” P.O.B. Magazine, Business News Publishing Company, March 2009.
  • “Ohio Court Lays Down the Law on Retracement.” P.O.B. Magazine, Business News Publishing Company, February 2009.  
  • “Ambiguity is the Key.” P.O.B. Magazine, Business News Publishing Company, January 2009.  
  • “What’s Federal Law Got to do With It?” P.O.B. Magazine, Business News Publishing Company, December 2008.
  • “A House Divided.” P.O.B. Magazine, Business News Publishing Company, November 2008.
  •  “Boundary Dispute Resolution.” P.O.B. Magazine, Business News Publishing Company, October 2008.
  •  “A License to Survey Property Boundaries.” P.O.B. Magazine, Business News Publishing Company, September 2008.
  •  “Florida Court Tells Surveyors How to Survey.” P.O.B. Magazine, Business News Publishing Company, August 2008.
  •  “The Further Subdivision of the Sections.” P.O.B. Magazine, Business News Publishing Company, July 2008.
  •  “Applying Math Instead of Professional Judgment.” P.O.B. Magazine, Business News Publishing Company, June 2008.
  •  “The Alabama Rural Surveyor Controversy.” P.O.B. Magazine, Business News Publishing Company, May 2008.
  •  “The Surveyor’s Duty and Responsibility.” P.O.B. Magazine, Business News Publishing Company, April 2008.
  •  “Does a Mistake Constitute Negligence?” P.O.B. Magazine, Business News Publishing Company, March 2008.
  •  “Common Mistakes of the Surveyor.” P.O.B. Magazine, Business News Publishing Company, February 2008.
  •  “When an Expert is no Longer an Expert.” P.O.B. Magazine, Business News Publishing Company, January 2008.
  • “Original Surveys and Original Surveyors.” P.O.B. Magazine, Business News Publishing Company, December 2007.
  • “The Boundary Surveyor as Judge and Jury.” P.O.B. Magazine, Business News Publishing Company, November 2007.
  • “A Question of Law and Fact.” P.O.B. Magazine, Business News Publishing Company, October 2007.
  • “Fantasy Boundary Dispute.” P.O.B. Magazine, Business News Publishing Company, September 2007.
  • “Does Alabama Have a Statute of Limitations for the Land Surveyor.” Turning Points, Publication of the Alabama Society of Professional Land Surveyors, July 2007.
  • “Jousting at Windmills—Again.” P.O.B. Magazine, Business News Publishing Company, August 2007.
  • “Good Faith and Fair Dealings.” P.O.B. Magazine, Business News Publishing Company, July 2007.
  • “Re-Writing the BLM Manual Revisited.” P.O.B. Magazine, Business News Publishing Company, June 2007.
  • “The Ambulatory Nature of Water Boundaries.” P.O.B. Magazine, Business News Publishing Company, May 2007.
  • “Riparian Boundaries.” P.O.B. Magazine, Business News Publishing Company, April 2007.
  • “Testifying in Court.” P.O.B. Magazine, Business News Publishing Company, March 2007.
  • “Expert Witness Testimony.” P.O.B. Magazine, Business News Publishing Company, February 2007.
  • “Adjudicating Boundaries.” P.O.B. Magazine, Business News Publishing Company, January 2007.
  • “The Surveyor as an Expert Evaluator of Evidence.” P.O.B. Magazine, Business News Publishing Company, October and November 2006 (Two Part Series).
  • “Re-Writing Legal Descriptions.” P.O.B. Magazine, Business News Publishing Company, August 2006.
  • “How to Make a Boundary Determination that Will Win in Court.” P.O.B. Magazine, Business News Publishing Company, July 2006.
  • “Limitations on the Boundary Surveyor’s Liability.” P.O.B. Magazine, Business News Publishing Company, March 2006.
  • “Boundary Surveyor’s Liability.” P.O.B. Magazine, Business News Publishing Company, February 2006.
  • “Boundary by Acquiescence.” P.O.B. Magazine, Business News Publishing Company, January 2006.
  • “Boundary by Agreement.” P.O.B. Magazine, Business News Publishing Company, November 2005.
  • “Trampling Private Property Rights.” P.O.B. Magazine, Business News Publishing Company, October 2005.
  • “Dixon Family Partnership v. Envision.” Turning Points, Publication of the Alabama Society of Professional Land Surveyors, July 2005.
  • “Property Rights and the Land Surveyor.” P.O.B. Magazine, Business News Publishing Company, May 2005, June 2005, and July 2005 (Three Part Series).
  • “Rewriting the BLM Manual.” P.O.B. Magazine, Business News Publishing Company, March 2005.
  • “Marketable Record Title Act.” P.O.B. Magazine, Business News Publishing Company, February 2005.
  • “The Further Subdivision of Section.” Turning Points, Publication of the Alabama Society of Professional Land Surveyors, March 2005.
  • “On Title Surveys.” P.O.B. Magazine, Business News Publishing Company, December 2004.
  • “Possession Surveys.” Turning Points, Publication of the Alabama Society of Professional Land Surveyors, November 2004.
  • “Limiting Your Liability.” P.O.B. Magazine, Business News Publishing Company, November 2004.
  • “Walters v. Commons.” Turning Points, Publication of the Alabama Society of Professional Land Surveyors, October 2004.
  • “The Extent of Surveyor Supervision.” P.O.B. Magazine, Business News Publishing Company, October 2004.
  • “Sizing Sections.” Turning Points, Publication of the Alabama Society of Professional Land Surveyors, Aug.-Sept. 2004 (Two Part Series).
  • “Whose Documents Are They Anyway?” P.O.B. Magazine, Business News Publishing Company, June 2004, August 2004, and September 2004 (Three Part Series).
  • “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way Out of the Land Surveying Business.” Turning Points Publication of the Alabama Society of Professional Land Surveyors, April 2004.
  • “Courthouse Research—How Much is Enough?” Professional Surveyor Magazine Professional Surveyors Publishing Co., Inc., May 2003.
  • “The Pin Cushion Effect.” Turning Points Publication of the Alabama Society of Professional Land Surveyors, Feb-July, 2003 (Six Part Series). Reprinted in Nevada and Georgia.
  • “Bock & Clark v. The Connecticut Board.” Turning Points Publication of the Alabama Society of Professional Land Surveyors, January 2003.
  • “Theoretical Corners Revisted.” Turning Points Publication of the Alabama Society of Professional Land Surveyors, November 2002.
  • “True Line.” The Florida Surveyor Publication of the Florida Surveying and Mapping Society, August 2001.
  • “The Superiority of Bearings over Angles.” Turning Points Publication of the Alabama Society of Professional Land Surveyors, July 2001.
  • “Certified Corner Records.” Turning Points Publication of the Alabama Society of Professional Land Surveyors, April 2001.
  • “Locally Accepted v. Theoretical Corners.” Turning Points Publication of the Alabama Society of Professional Land Surveyors, November 2000-January 2001 (Three Part Series).
  • “True North.” The Florida Surveyor Publication of the Florida Surveying and Mapping Society, December 2000. Reprinted in Georgia.
  • “S.I.P.P. – What Is It?”  Turning Points Publication of the Alabama Society of Professional Land Surveyors, June 2000.
  • “Alabama Water Boundaries.” Turning Points Publication of the Alabama Society of Professional Land Surveyors, August-December 1999 (Four Part Series).
  • “Still Giving it Away.”  P.O.B. Magazine Business News Publishing Company, September 1999.
  • “A Question of Numbers.” P.O.B. Magazine, Business News Publishing Company, February 1999.
  • “Why Alabama Needs a Certified Corner Record Program.”  Turning Points Publication of the Alabama Society of Professional Land Surveyors, January 1999.
  • “To What Standard?” P.O.B. Magazine, Business News Publishing Company, December 1998.
  • “Revisions to Chapter 177 – A Boon to Surveyors or Protection for the Public?” The Florida Surveyor, Publication of the Florida Surveying and Mapping Society, December 1998.
  • “Will Surveying Have a Future as Well as a Past?” ACSM Bulletin, Publication of the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping, April 1991.
  • “Environmental Surveying – The Growth Industry of The 90’s.” Backsights & Foresights, Publication of the Florida Surveying and Mapping Society, Third Quarter, 1990.
  • Survey and Mapping Location Right-of-Way Manual. Hillsborough County, Florida. Hillsborough County Engineering Department. 1988 Revision.