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Ethics XI



Ethics XI – 1.5 Contact Hours
The case-in-chief is Dorsey v. Ryan, Illinois Court of Appeals 1982. The National Society of Professional Surveyor’s (NSPS) “Surveyor’s Creed and Canons” is the barometer for measuring the ethics in the case. What are the ethical consequences when a surveyor completely ignores the most vital evidence in the case—the testimony of the surrounding landowners. The surveyor is criticized by the court for ignoring this evidence, which actually decides the case. But for the survey there is no lawsuit. Could the surveyor also have committed fraud in the process? Read the case and make your own evaluation. This is a 2-Page Letter covering 1 Court Opinion consisting of 8 pages. Along with a copy of the Creed and Canons, this is a 11-Page document with a 10-Question examination based on the text of the newsletter, the Creed and Canons, 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.