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2020 Fall Workshop: A New Practice Model (SYRACUSE)
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The Spring 2020 Workshop has been rescheduled for Fall 2020. Join us for this full day workshop to improve your knowledge of the law as it relates to the practice of Land Surveying.

 Export to Your Calendar 10/19/2020
When: October 19, 2020
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Crowne Plaza Syracuse
701 E. Genesee Street
Syracuse, New York  13210
United States
Presenter: Jeff Lucas, President, Lucas & Company
Contact: NYSAPLS
(518) 432-4046

Online registration is available until: 10/18/2020
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A New Practice Model

Approved for 8.0 NY LS/PE CE hours
Register EARLY! Limited Seats Available!

About the workshop:

The land surveying profession has a broken practice model. Simply staking the client's deed and calling it a day is no longer acceptable - not for the profession or for the public we are licensed to protect. The fundamentals principles of land surveying are that you are an original surveyor setting out new lines for the very first time for a common grantor or you are a retracting surveyor whose only duty is to find where the lines have already become established on the ground. If that is true, then where did the practice of "staking the deed" come from? When these new lines made from new measurements are put on the ground in new locations that never existed before, this is neither an original survey nor a retracement survey. How can the land surveying profession affect a paradigm shift, from the current broken model of simply finding people's problems, to a new practice model where the surveyor doesn't just find the problems, but offers solutions as well. This seminar will explore how the land surveying profession can structure a new practice model that will allow for better protection of the public, a ore lucrative career for the land surveyor, and the survival of the land surveying professional as we know it.


About Our Speaker: Jeffrey N. Lucas

Jeffrey N. Lucas started his career as a land surveyor and is a licensed surveyor in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi and Tennessee. Lucas is a recognized expert in boundary surveying, land title surveys and property law. He obtained his first land surveying license in Florida (1984) where he spent the first part of his surveying career. After relocating to Alabama, he has practiced across five southeastern states.


Lucas attended and graduated from law school later in his career. His is also a licensed attorney and member of the Alabama State Bar (2003). His practice is focused on land boundary issues and real property law, including adverse possession, boundary disputes, professional liability, real property, and zoning and land use issues. He has been an expert witness and consultant in many cases involving land surveying and boundary disputes.


As a result of his experience and background, Lucas is also a continuing education seminar leader on surveying and legal topics. He has developed a library of over 40 titles and conducts continuing education seminars for land surveyors, engineers and attorneys all across the country. In addition, he has authored over 100 articles on surveying, boundary, and legal issues that have been published in state and national professional journals. He has a regular legal column in P.O.B. magazine and has been writing for the magazine since 2004. Lucas has also authored three books on land surveying and boundary law: "Alabama Boundary Law" (2009), "The Pincushion Effect, The Multiple Monument Dilemma in American Land Surveying" (2011), and "Illinois Boundary Law" (2012). Lucas is currently the Alabama Survey Division Manager for ESP Associates AL, Inc.

Workshop Fees
NYSAPLS Members (licensed)
By October 1 .....................$299
After October 1 .................$349


NYSAPLS Members (Non Licensed)

By October 1 ......................$249
After October 1  ................$299



By October 1 ......................$399

After October 1................. $449

Workshop Schedule 

7:30am - 8:00am


8:00am - 12:15pm

Workshop Begins

12:15pm - 12:45pm  

Lunch Break (Included!)

1:00pm - 5:00pm

Workshop Resumes


Sign-out/Workshop Concludes


* LUNCH: Please note, lunch is INCLUDED with your registration fee and will be provided on site.

NEW! Option to Protect Your Registration

We now offer cancellation insurance through Allianz Global Assistance, a third party provider. The insurance is ONLY available by registering for this event on our website with a credit card payment. Watch for the prompts during your online registration to learn more about the available options.

NYSAPLS Cancellation Policy:
Payment must be made in full upon registration. Purchase orders not accepted. Cancellations submitted in writing 30 days or more prior to the event, will be granted a 100% refund, less a 10% processing fee. After the 30 day window, I understand that my event ticket purchase is intended to hold my reservation. Therefore, 0-29 days prior to the event, registration fees are non-refundable unless I obtain the cancellation insurance provided by Allianz Global Assistance, a third party provider, during checkout.  


In accordance with Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act, we invite all registrants to advise us of any disability and any requests for accommodations to that disability. If you have any questions, please call the NYSAPLS office at 518-432-4046.


146 Washington Avenue
Land Surveyors Building
Albany, NY 12210
518-432-4046 -- (f) 518-432-4055

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