2020 Fall Webinar
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When: Friday, September 18, 2020
10:00 AM
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 2020 Fall Webinar

Friday, September 18

Webinar Platform:  GoToWebinar

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM            
The Surveyor in Court (Or Not)
  In this webinar, surveyors will learn how to understand, prepare for, and present as an expert witness in court and other formal presentations.  In addition, it will focus on how to help your client avoid the litigation experience and how to market your services after the dust has settled.  Mr. Taylor has represented his clients as both a surveyor and attorney in cases relating to land use and boundaries.  Mr. Douty has served as an expert witness in federal and state courts, where he both succeeded and failed to properly represent his clients.
  Presenters: Jerry Taylor, LS, Esq. and Steve Douty, LS, Green Forest Surveys, LLC
  2 CEUs/PDHs 
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM  Break    (NOTE: The afternoon session will begin promptly at 1:00 PM)
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM  

Early Surveying Techniques and the Evolution of Surveying Equipment

This webinar will examine early surveying techniques and the evolution of surveying equipment including directional devices, distance measuring equipment, and calculating devices. Visual aids will depict actual equipment in many variations, original patent diagrams, photographs of surveyors at work, actual survey work products, and numerous other items that depict the life and work of surveyors of yesteryear. Mr. Ingram has a vast collection of historic surveying instruments, including many he has researched and restored.

Presenter: David Ingram, LS
  2 CEUs/PDHs
Webinar Presenters

Steve P. Douty
Steven P. Douty has been a surveyor since 1968 and has a license to practice as a Professional Land Surveyor in Virginia and has been licensed in five other states. He is an Army veteran, holds a B.S. degree in civil engineering, and is trained as a mediator. Steve is a member and past president of the Virginia Association of Surveyors. He is a frequent lecturer on land surveying topics and has provided continuing education lectures and seminars for the Professional Surveying Societies of North Carolina, Maryland, and Virginia. He has taught as adjunct faculty at several colleges and universities and has served as a member on college advisory boards. Steve is a partner in Green Forest Surveys, LLC. Green Forest Surveys offers the full range of surveying services in Virginia.


Jerry Taylor
Jerry D. Taylor is an Associate Professor Emeritus and retired program coordinator in the Surveying and Mapping Science Program at East Tennessee State University, where he primarily taught classes related to boundaries, land development, business and surveying practices. He holds a BS in Land Surveying from Michigan Technological University and a JD from Thomas M. Cooley Law School. He is a member of the Michigan Bar and is licensed to practice surveying in Michigan. He was formerly licensed to practice surveying in four other states. He was a Rule 31 listed mediator in Tennessee. Prior to coming to East Tennessee State University, he owned and operated a private law practice, a surveying practice, and a title insurance agency and served as a member of the surveying program faculty at Michigan Technological University. He continues to be an owner of Horizon Land Services, Inc. which offers surveying, mediation and legal services on a limited basis.
David Lee Ingram
David Ingram is a Licensed Land Surveyor in three states, having been first licensed in West Virginia in 1975 and later that year in Virginia. Maryland registration was granted in 1981. He is a 1978 graduate of James Madison University holding degrees in Economics and Business Administration. Prior to retirement in the fall of 2016, Mr. Ingram owned and managed a surveying and engineering firm for over 40 years. During that time he was an active member of several state and national professional associations including the Virginia Association of Surveyors, West Virginia Association of Land Surveyors, Maryland Society of Surveyors, American Congress on Surveying and Mapping, National Society of Professional Surveyors, and Surveyors Historical Society. He has held numerous positions in these organizations including Secretary/Treasurer of the National Society of Professional Surveyors for three terms, two terms as a member of the Board of Directors of the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping, multiple terms and past Secretary of the Board of Directors of the Surveyors Historical Society, Chapter President and member of the Board of Directors of the Virginia Association of Surveyors, and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Museum of Surveying in Lansing, Michigan. He was a program evaluator for the Accreditation Board for Engineering Technology (ABET), served on the Surveying Advisory Committee at East Tennessee State University, authored several articles and papers dealing with the history of surveying, and has made numerous presentations related to the ethics and history of surveying and engineering. He continues many of these activities in retirement. Mr. Ingram resides in Mount Crawford, Virginia, where he is enjoying retirement and learning new skills as a machinist and silversmith as he restores and repairs antique surveying equipment.


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