THE LUCAS LETTER NEWSLETTER:
Welcome to The Lucas Letter™ webpage. This newsletter is primarily in response to the many requests that I have received from surveyors for additional information about the law and resources for finding the law. This newsletter is dedicated to that task.
The areas of the law that affect the practicing land surveyor the most as professional service providers are boundary law, easement law, water boundaries, torts (e.g., negligence), remedies, contracts, statutory law, and administrative law. Each of these areas, in turn, have many subcategories. Every month we will focus on one aspect of the law by reviewing a case or cases (typically, appellate court opinions) to illustrate fundamental legal principles that affect the practice of land surveying. I also add my commentary in the “Legal Angle” section of each edition.
Each Premium Edition comes with a 10-question test on the material in the newsletter that the subscriber returns to us for grading and awarding of continuing education credits to be applied towards license renewal. The newsletter is characterized as a “correspondence” course, as opposed to an “on-line” course, in that correspondence between the participant and the instructor is available. The Regular Edition is the same newsletter as the Premium Edition, minus the examination and awarding of continuing education credits.
All subscribers, Premium Edition and Regular Edition subscribers, are eligible to purchase our continuing education Correspondence Courses at a 40% discount, through Coupon Codes that we provide to our subscribers periodically throughout the year. This reduces our standard rate of $25.00 per hour for our courses to $15.00 per hour, a savings of $10.00 per hour over non-subscriber rates.
We hope you will join us. Your comments and suggestions are always welcomed.
Jeff Lucas, Editor
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