CLE Course on Common Issues in Boundary Law Disputes


Cases involving property boundaries can be emotionally charged because they tend to involve people’s homes – a place of sanctity where we shelter ourselves and raise our families. To complicate the problem, the boundary lines of a person’s property are invisible and people often make assumptions – sometimes incorrect – about the limits of the boundaries of their property. In addition, trees, roads & driveways and water from one property will often intrude on other people’s property causing litigation amongst neighbors.

This is an area of law that is vey interesting because sometimes you feel like you’re wearing two hats – one a as lawyer and one as a psychologist. This is because there is a range of emotions that pervade these cases.

To learn more about the common issues that arise in boundary law disputes, please join attorney Jerry Hemme as he discusses what happens when trees and other objects encroach on another property or when boundary lines are incorrectly drawn. The main topics addressed include common boundary issues, applicable insurance, alternative dispute resolution, understanding the dispute and the litigation of boundary disputes. To access the course, please click here: Practical Issues in Boundary Law Disputes.

Further subjects presented in this CLE course include:

  • Common encroachers
  • Trees, roads & driveways
  • Water intrusion
  • Damages
  • Homeowners & Title insurance
  • Reasons for avoiding
  • Litigation
  • Site inspection
  • Building inspection records
  • Photographs & surveys
  • Pre-litigation
  • Causes of action
  • Key defenses
  • Trial tips

Jerry D. Hemme is the managing partner and one of the founders of the San Diego landlord/tenant law firm Goode, Hemme, & Peterson. Mr. Hemme’s real estate law experience includes extensive work with boundary law issues involving easements, encroachments, trees, fences and water intrusions. These cases have many unique factors that must be considered to achieve the appropriate result. Mr. Hemme is a member of the California State Bar, the United States District Courts for the Southern, Northern, Central and Eastern Districts of California, the Northern District of Texas and the District of Arizona. Mr. Hemme obtained his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of San Diego School of Law in 1981. He has served as panel counsel for a major insurance company. When not practicing law, he enjoys time with his family, travel, scuba diving, skiing and woodworking.

This CLE course is currently offered in the following states:

  • Alaska (AK)
  • Arizona (AZ)
  • California (CA)
  • Connecticut (CT)
  • District of Columbia (DC)
  • Illinois (IL)
  • Maryland (MD)
  • Massachusetts (MA)
  • Michigan (MI)
  • New York (NY)
  • North Dakota (ND)
  • Pennsylvania (PA)
  • South Dakota (SD)

Attorney Credits offers continuing legal education (CLE) for attorneys in California and around the country. For more information about CLE in California please click the following link: CA CLE.