October 15, 2008

October 15, 2008

Published Wednesday, October 15, 2008

New Feature Added to EMLF Website
Young lawyers at EMLF Member law firms are providing a new service to EMLF website users, providing a compilation of noteworthy cases from state and federal courts, proposed rules from regulatory agencies, and other articles of interest. 

The webpage content, now located at www.emlf.org , was provided by Troy Nichols and Justin Ross of Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs in Lexington, KY. 

Wyatt's young lawyers will provide content for three months, and then reporting responsibilities will rotate on a quarterly basis to another EMLF law firm. 

Thanks to Troy Nichols and Justin Ross for getting this project off to a good start!

33rd Kentucky Mineral Law Conference Registration Sells Out
With 377 people registered for the October 16-17 Mineral Law Conference in Lexington, this annual conference is breaking all attendance records.  Several people are still on a wait list in the event of cancellations.  We CANNOT accommodate the customary walk-in registrations from local attorneys and landmen, so if you do not have a confirmed registration for the program, you will not be able to attend this year.  The 33rd Mineral Law Conference handbook will be available for sale after the conference for $100.

Topics Needed for 30th Annual Institute at Hilton Head Island
The 30th Annual Institute will be May 17-19, 2009 at the Hilton Oceanfront Resort at Hilton Head Island, SC.  Program Chair is Steve Allen, Stites & Harbison, Lexington, KY; Sandy Fraley, EnerVest Operating, Charleston, WV, is Oil & Gas Chair; and Kirsten Nathanson, Crowell & Moring, Washington, DC, is Coal Chair.
 
We encourage you to submit suggestions for topics covering any area of energy development, oil & gas, coal mining, electric power,  environmental, landmen, or renewable energy law.  Please submit these to Sharon Daniels  later than Friday, November 7, accompanied by descriptive paragraphs and suggestions for speakers who can make scholarly and balanced presentations AND write a publishable chapter for volume 30 of the Energy & Mineral Law Institute.

The EMLF Executive Committee meets in Lexington on November 13 to select topics and speakers.

Social activities planned for the 30th Annual Institute include a Sunday golf outing, Sunday night Oceanfront reception and dinner, Monday night reception and Dine-around at selected Hilton Head Island restaurants.