January 27, 2011

January 27, 2011

Published Thursday, January 27, 2011

Abstracting Titles in the Appalachian Basin
Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh/Southpointe
1000 Corporate Drive, Canonsburg, PA 15317
March 10, 2011– Basic Abstracting
March 11, 2011– Intermediate Issues in Title Examination

The Energy & Mineral Law Foundation is sponsoring two (2) separate programs on Abstracting Titles in the Appalachian Basin, with a primary focus on Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

Thursday, March 10 is a basic abstracting course, explaining how you begin the process, the indicies you will need to pull, documenting the records you review, pulling all the information together, and finally reviewing a sample title opinion to see how your work is used in a title opinion.

For those wanting additional instruction, the March 11 program covers intermediate title problems, including such interpretive issues as the mineral/royalty distinction; Sheriff's sales and other judicial sales; tax sales; probate and intestate succession. The afternoon of the second day is devoted to curing problems found during the title examination, with a panel of knowledgeable title attorneys analyzing a series of different title defects and offering their expertise on the appropriate cure.

Registrants may submit written questions in advance for the panel to consider by emailing them to info@emlf.org.

For complete program brochure and online registration, go to www.emlf.org.

Mandatory CLE and Professional Education Credit: EMLF programs are generally accredited by all states with Mandatory Continuing Legal Education requirements and by the AAPL. Application for credit has also been made to the National Association of Division Order Analysts (NADOA) and the National Association of Lease and Title Analysts (NALTA). Complete reporting information will be provided at the conference. The March 10 program contains 450 minutes of professional education; the March 11 program contains 345 minutes of professional education. For attorneys, full attendance at both programs provides approximately 14.7 hours of Continuing Legal Education in states which calculate 50-minute hours and 12.25 hours in states which calculate 60-minute hours.

The EMLF program is being held in conjunction with the monthly dinner meeting of the Michael Late Benedum Chapter of the AAPL, on Thursday March 10. Click here for more information.

Hotel Information:
Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh/Southpointe
1000 Corporate Drive
Canonsburg, PA 15317
Reservations: 724.743.5000

No room block is being held, but ask for the Energy & Mineral Law Foundation rate of $109 standard and $119 suite based on availability.

The hotel has 175 guest rooms, so make your reservations early.