Advanced Survey Analysis

  • Wed, June 08, 2022
  • 8:15 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Webinar


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Advanced Survey Analysis

Dick Bales
Proper Title

MCLE approved for up to 1.25 credit hours General CLE
Registration is Free for IRELA Members
Non-Members ~ $50*

Generally speaking, title company seminars on surveys are often limited to the various types of surveys, encroachments, and building line violations. “Advanced Survey Analysis” is a quantum leap forward. 

Topics to be discussed are gaps and overlaps; the center of section problem; the apportionment rule; fences and the rectangular survey system; the basis of the bearing problem; legal descriptions and occupational evidence; and surveys of riparian (waterfront) property.

An illustrated treatise on the subject, prepared exclusively for this presentation, will be distributed to all attendees.

Richard F. Bales has worked in the title insurance industry since 1977. He took an early retirement in April of 2020 when he lost his job because of corporate pandemic downsizing. After several weeks of inactivity, however, he decided that he was not ready to retire, and when Proper Title offered him a job as an underwriter in its Naperville office, he accepted it.

Dick is uniquely qualified to teach this course. He has worked with Illinois surveyors for almost 40 years. He is an honorary member of both the Illinois Professional Land Surveyors Association and National Society of Professional Surveyors) surveyors associations. Since the late 1980s he has been an active member of the national committee that periodically reviews and revises the ALTA/NSPS land title survey standards.   

When the local chapter of the Illinois Professional Land Surveyors Association was slated to host this year’s state convention, the chapter decided to honor Dick’s lifetime commitment to land surveyors by publishing a 533-page hardbound book that contains virtually all of his surveying-related articles. This book, Land Boundaries and Easements in Illinois, was given to all the surveyors who attended the conference.

Dick is the author of the IICLE book, A Guide to Residential and Commercial Surveys in Illinois (2004). He has also written The Great Chicago Fire and the Myth of Mrs. O’Leary’s Cow (McFarland, 2002) and The Short Writings of Nelson Algren: A Study of His Stories, Essays, Articles, Reviews, Poems, and other Literature, which will be released by McFarland in the summer of 2022.

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