August 15, 2007

August 15, 2007

Published Wednesday, August 15, 2007

31st Mineral Law Conference – October 18-19, 2007
The brochure for the Mineral Law Conference at the Marriott Griffin Gate Resort in Lexington, KY, is now available for downloading on the EMLF website. 

The program provides approximately 12.9 CLE credit hours in 50-minute states and 10.75 hours in 60-minute states, including one hour of ethics. Co-sited with the Kentucky Coal Association Annual Meeting, with a joint reception for attendees on October 18.  Hotel cutoff is September 26 or sell-out.

General sessions on Thursday cover recent Supreme Court cases, the "reasonable accommodation" doctrine, conflicts in mineral development, restrictive covenants, carbon capture and sequestration, permitting and building a transmission line, and employee representatives in regulatory investigations (ethics).  On Friday morning, oil and gas sessions cover recent court decisions, pipeline appurtenances and restrictions, urban drilling and local regulation of oil and gas operations, mineral interest conveyances and the Duhig rule, and regulation of fraudulent oil and gas securities offers.  The coal track includes an MSHA update including new penalty regulations, MSHA enforcement of Pattern of Violations citations, Black Lung eligibility and successor liability, coal markets in the Appalachian and Illinois Basins, and investing in energy projects.

Energy Careers Programs at EMLF Member Law Schools
Volunteers are needed for the EMLF Energy Careers programs at law schools this fall, providing an informal opportunity for students to talk to EMLF members about a potential career in energy law.  Programs are planned at the following schools:   Appalachian Law School, Grundy, VA (October 3); Duquesne University (September 27); University of Pittsburgh (September 26); West Virginia University (October 8); and dates to be determined at American University, Washington, DC, and Washington & Lee University in Lexington, VA.  The programs help students understand the wide variety of practice areas that are used by energy and mineral lawyers, and encourage students to consider the opportunities.  Three (3) speakers per program are needed to talk about their own careers and field questions from students.  In addition to free pizza, students are given complimentary EMLF student memberships and encouraged to apply for EMLF scholarships.  To volunteer, reply to this email or contact Sharon Daniels.

Mark your calendars
January 24-26, 2008
Winter Workshops on Energy Law
Sundial Beach Resort, Sanibel Island, FL

May 18-20, 2008
29th Annual Institute
Disney’s BoardWalk Resort, Lake Buena Vista, FL