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Statute of Frauds (and) Why People Ignore It

  • 03 Mar 2017
  • 7:45 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Kansas Museum of History - 6425 SW 6th Avenue


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Statute of Frauds (and) Why People Ignore It

8.0 Hours of CLE Credit*

Friday, March 3, 2017

7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Kansas Museum of History

6425 SW 6th Avenue

Topeka, KS

7:15-7:45 a.m. Registration and Coffee & Donuts

7:45-11:30 a.m. Morning Program

11:30 a.m. Buffet Lunch Provided

12:15 - 12:45 p.m. Luncheon Program (Including TBA Monthly Membership Luncheon)

1-4:30 p.m. Afternoon Program

Statute of Frauds (and) Why People Ignore it. Attorneys and surveyors deal with many types of written documents in the course of their practice. Part One: Begins with an overview of the history, scope, and intent of the Statute of Frauds. Common law standards for legitimate conveyances, the rationale behind recording statutes, and court rules for the interpretation of documents will be discussed along with their significance to the attorney’s and the surveyor’s practice. Admissibility of parol evidence and other surrounding circumstances when interpreting deeds is considered. This program looks at unintended consequences that may arise due to the writings produced by the surveyor, including the recent rise in “slander of title” charges against Land Surveyors. The effect of tax maps on title and mechanisms that stretch the limits of the statute finish out the morning segment. Part Two: Looks at the many mechanisms that may operate outside of the statute of frauds, including the Common Scheme Doctrine, implied dedication and acceptance of easements and the Doctrine of the Presumed Grant. A discussion of parol agreement, part performance, acquiescence, estoppel, and adverse possession is included, along with the related issues of Color of title and of the legal significance of recorded and unrecorded surveys. The afternoon session finishes with the Doctrine of Merger and its effect on easements and on unwritten rights. (8 hours)

Kristopher M. Kline, president of 2Point, Inc., received his professional land surveyor license in 1991 in North Carolina. He is a 1999 graduate of the North Carolina Society of Surveyors Institute. In 2001, Kris began offering continuing education courses in North Carolina on legal aspects of retracement. More recently, his teaching career has expanded to include conferences and seminars throughout the United States. In 2011, he established “Unmistakable Marks,” a new column published in “Point of Beginning” a trade magazine for surveying professionals. Kris submits bi-monthly articles for the magazine, with more than 30 articles published to date. He has published three books—Rooted in Stone: the Development of Adverse Possession in 20 Eastern States and the District of Columbia; Riparian Boundaries and Rights of Navigation; and How to Fix a Boundary Line.

Space is limited to 100.


MUST BE RECEIVED by Friday, February 17, 2017

$100 for TBA and KSLS Members or $150 for Non-Members


Until February 17, we will hold 50 registrations for land surveyors and 50 registrations for attorneys. If space is still available after February 17, registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.


Assessed after February 17, 2017

$150 for TBA and KSLS Members or $200 for Non-Members

* This program is Approved by the Missouri Board of A,PE,PLS, and PLA.

This CLE is approved for 8 hours of CLE credit from the Kansas CLE Commission.

Sponsored by:

Northeast Chapter of the Kansas Society of Land Surveyors 


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