Jeff Lucas is in private practice in Birmingham, Ala. He is president of Lucas & Co. LLC, and publisher of “The Lucas Letter,” a legal newsletter for the surveying and engineering community. He can be contacted through www.LucasAndCompany.com. For a more in-depth study of the legal principles that affect our everyday practice, subscribe to “The Lucas Letter” at www.LucasAndCompany.com.
In my previous column, in the August issue, we went into a detailed discussion on how to know that you have rendered a well-reasoned opinion on the location of the property lines that are the subject of your survey — a litmus test, if you will.
As you may recall, one of the key elements of the test is the application of the appropriate boundary law principles.
I have been doing a lot of thinking here recently about the many problems facing the land surveying profession. If you haven’t noticed, most of my columns over the past several years have focused on some of these problems, and I have also brought possible solutions to the table.
I have heard and seen a lot of things relative to surveying and the land surveying profession over these many years, but one thing I have heard constantly and one thing that I have not heard bother me the most.