Foothills Chapter of the NCSS, Inc. 2011 Fall Seminar: Litigating A Survey Dispute/Mock Trial

Date: December 9th, 2011 Time: 8:00AM – 5:00PM

PDH’s: 8 hours Instructors: Walter G. Robillard, Esq., RLS

Scope: This seminar will examine justice, law and the legal system. A judge and an expert surveyor will discuss where and how surveyors fit and practice in the legal system, both as an expert witnesses and as possible participants as either plaintiffs or defendants. The historical background and the modern functions of law will be discussed which the surveyor/business owner or business surveyor should understand, respect and work within. The session will examine the judicial system from both the vantage point of the judge who is charged to make the system work, the attorney who is an officer of the court and the surveyor who, often times is manipulated by and thus is terrified of what can be expected. The session will culminate with a mock trial that address a surveyor/business litigation problem and an actual survey problem.

I. Importance Of Defining
    The System
II. The Historical Foundations Of Law And Justice
III. Roles Of The Various Participants
    The Judge
    The Parties
    The Attorneys
IV. Uses & Misuse Of The Legal System
V. Use And Misuse Of An Expert
V. Discovery & The Trial
VI. Mock Trial
    Defining The Parameters
    Setting The Jury
    Making A Decision

*Guest Claude Sitton (retired judge) and Susan P. Haire (active attorney) both from Morganton, will be participating in the mock trial portion of the seminar)

Foothills Higher Education Center
2128 South Sterling Street
Morganton, NC 28655 (near EXIT 105 off I-40)

Early Registration by December 2ND, 2011. Late Registration can be done day of seminar.

$150.00 for NCSS Members —– $ 175.00 for non NCSS Members *Lunch included with registration. Registration by mail must be post marked by December 2nd, 2011. Must pay by check or cashier’s check. Checks made payable to Foothills Chapter of NCSS.

Please mail to: Keith Garrison (Secretary/Treasurer of Foothills Chapter of NCSS)
114 Roby Williams Road
Morganton, NC 28655 (828) 437-7873

David M. Huffman (President)
Email: Phone:(828) 433-8295

Hampton Inn
115 Bush Drive, Morganton, NC 28655 (near EXIT 105 off I-40) Blocks are available at $89.00 per night + tax (when reserving a room mention that you are attending the Foothills Chapter NCSS seminar)