Change of Address

Change of Address

 

The Energy & Mineral Law Foundation has moved!  Our new address is:

3070 Lake Crest Circle, Suite 400-328
Lexington, KY 40513

Please update your contact information.

Michele AshChange of Address
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Happy Holidays from EMLF!

Don’t have a Blue Christmas without us!  Make your plans now to join EMLF in Memphis for the 42nd Annual Institute, June 20-22, 2021. 

Happy holidays from the Energy & Mineral Law Foundation!  Thank you so much for your support and involvement in 2020.  We’re glad to be closing out a challenging year, and looking forward to great programming in 2021 – and hopefully soon we will be able to meet in person! 

Please note that the EMLF office has moved!  Our new address is 3070 Lake Crest Circle, Suite 400-328, Lexington, KY 40513. 

The office will be closed December 24 to January 3.

Michele AshHappy Holidays from EMLF!
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Call for Presenters and Papers

This year has demonstrated the need to be mobile in EMLF’s mission to provide high-quality material for its members.  Over the past several months, the EMLF Online Programming Committee has worked to prepare a standing series of monthly webinars set to begin in January of 2021.  The Committee welcomes proposals from EMLF members interested volunteering as presenters for these webinars in the first quarter of 2021 by November 30, 2020.  As part of the proposal, EMLF asks that the submission include the name of the presenter(s), the topic to be analyzed, the importance of that topic to EMLF’s members, and an estimate of the duration of the webinar.  We also seek to put on current events webinars to address any breaking news (e.g. court decisions, rule promulgation).  If you are willing to be “on call” to provide one of these such webinars, please let us know and indicate your particular areas of expertise.   Please submit proposals to Anna at anna@emlf.org.

The Online Programming Committee is hopeful that this initiative will grant an opportunity to present for newer members to the organization, and create avenues for collaboration with more senior members.  EMLF will work with presenters to obtain CLE accreditation for the webinar and the webinar will be offered both live and through a subsequent online link for member use.  

And the deadline for submitting papers has been extended to December 16, 2020!

The Energy & Mineral Law Foundation seeks authors to contribute scholarly papers on topics relevant to legal practitioners in the areas of energy, mineral, and natural resources law for publication in the 2020 edition of the Energy & Mineral Law Institute.  The papers must be the original work of the author(s) and may not have been previously published.  Full information about manuscript preparation, including formatting and publishing specifications, please see the Author Guidelines available on our website (link).  Papers must be submitted in electronic format by December 16, 2020.  For more information, please e-mail EMLF Publications Chair, Professor Keith Hall, at khall@lsu.edu, or EMLF Executive Director, Anna Fletcher at anna@emlf.org.  

 

Michele AshCall for Presenters and Papers
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Networking Events for the Annual Institute & Fall Symposium

Don’t forget to register for the great networking events at next week’s Annual Institute & Fall Symposium.  It will be so great to see everyone, even if only virtually!

Young Professionals Event – Tuesday, 10/13, 4-5 p.m.

The EMLF Young Professionals Committee members are under forty or in their first ten years of practice.  Law students and more seasoned professionals are also welcome!

First Timers Breakfast – Wednesday, 10/14, 9:00 – 9:30 a.m.

For those who are attending the Annual Institute for the first time, or who want to learn more about getting involved in EMLF and connecting with other members and attendees!

Annual Institute Networking Event – Wednesday, 10/14, 4-5 p.m.

Join other EMLF members and attendees for breakout rooms based on your area of interest or practice.  You will be asked to self-select an area prior to the event, then rotate around in small groups of like minded practitioners.

Women’s Networking Event – Thursday, 10/15 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Anna Dailey will be on hand to discuss the Dinsmore Women’s Initiative, and then we will break out into small groups to connect with other women in the energy industry.

Register by checking the box when you register for the Annual Institute & Fall Symposium, or by clicking this link.

 

 

 

 

 

Michele AshNetworking Events for the Annual Institute & Fall Symposium
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Keynote Speaker Announced for Annual Institute & Fall Symposium

Keynote Speaker Announced for Annual Institute & Fall Symposium

This year we will welcome back Brian Habacivch, Principal of the Commodities Management Group at Constellation, to present our keynote address at the Annual Institute & Fall Symposium on October 14, 2020.  Brian will discuss the current state of the energy market, future projections, and the impact of the world economy and trade policy on our industry. 

Register now for the Annual Institute & Fall Symposium, as well as the Safety Seminar! Members can register for FREE for the Annual Institute & Fall Symposium, and add on the Safety Seminar for only $49!  Together the conferences are over 900 minutes of continuing legal education, and are full of high quality, topical programming. 

The Earlybird Discount has been extended until the end of the day on Thursday, October 8!

 

 

 

 

 

Michele AshKeynote Speaker Announced for Annual Institute & Fall Symposium
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Earlybird Pricing Deadline Extended for Annual Institute and Safety Seminar!

The earlybird pricing deadline for the 41st Annual Institute & Fall Symposium and the Safety Seminar has been extended to Monday, October 5.  Register now to access five days of virtual continuing legal education programming!

EMLF members can register for the Annual Institute & Fall Symposium for FREE!

Not a member?  Join today for 2021 and take advantage of the discount as well! Visit emlf.org or contact Anna at anna@emlf.org for more information about becoming a member, including benefits such as access to the member only e-News and our huge library of white papers!

 

 

Michele AshEarlybird Pricing Deadline Extended for Annual Institute and Safety Seminar!
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Register now for the Young Professionals Seminar at the Annual Institute

The 41st Annual Institute & Fall Symposium kicks off two weeks from today with the Young Professionals Seminar. 

What I Wish I Knew in My First Ten Years of Energy Practice
Tuesday, October 13, 2:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Moderator: Lucas Liben, Partner, Reed Smith

Panel

  •  Katherine Gafner, Partner, K&L Gates
  •  Bobby Majumder, Partner, Reed Smith
  •  Jeff Roberts, Senior Counsel, EQT Production Company
  •  Judge Greg Van Tatenhove, Eastern District of Kentucky

Join leaders in the legal field for a panel discussion about the highs and lows of beginning and expanding your practice.

Networking and Client Development Best Practices
Tuesday, October 13, 3:15 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Speaker: Kelley Goes, Member and Chief Business Development Officer, Jackson Kelly

Legal networking – strategies and ethical considerations in expanding your networking to create connections and build a client base.  Networking is often confused for socializing, but it’s actually most effective when treated thoughtfully and with discipline, beginning early in a legal career.  Effective networking will also help lawyers attract and retain clients, in addition to creating a network of colleagues and recruits.  The model rules for ethics provide guidelines for lawyer communications, and a review of these, especially as applied to a few scenarios, will help lawyers stay compliant.

Young Professionals Virtual Networking Event
Tuesday, October 13, 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.            

The EMLF Young Professionals Committee members are under forty or in their first ten years of practice.  Law students and more seasoned professionals are also welcome!

 

 

Michele AshRegister now for the Young Professionals Seminar at the Annual Institute
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Panel Discussion: Implicit Bias in the Law Firm Setting at EMLF Annual Institute

The upcoming Annual Institute & Fall Symposium, October 13-15, 2020, will include a discussion on Implicit Bias in the Law Firm Setting featuring:

  • Donald C. Bluedorn II, Managing Shareholder of Babst Calland and Board Chair of the Pittsburgh Legal Diversity and Inclusion Coalition
  • Jennifer S. Park, Shareholder and Director of Diversity & Inclusion at Dentons Cohen & Grigsby
  • Susan Yohe, Executive Director, Pittsburgh Legal Diversity and Inclusion Coalition

Implicit Bias refers to when we have attitudes toward people or associate stereotypes without our conscious knowledge based on factors such as race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, and age.  This presentation will address how discrimination is viewed in the model ethical rules, the ABA efforts to emphasize discrimination as professional misconduct, the recent Bostock decision extending employment protections to LGBTQ persons, and answer questions such as how does implicit/unknown bias affect hiring and other personnel decisions? How do implicit biases become subjective factors that influence objective employee evaluation categories?  (e.g. associates may be evaluated based on an objective standard of hours billed, but how do partner biases influence the work they are given and projects they are involved in that then generate these hours?). What are best practices for addressing implicit bias in yourself and in the workplace?

This session is approved for ethics credit in Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia, and Wyoming. Approval is pending in Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Utah, and Virginia.

The Annual Institute & Fall Symposium is FREE FOR MEMBERS. 

Michele AshPanel Discussion: Implicit Bias in the Law Firm Setting at EMLF Annual Institute
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Sponsorship Opportunities Available for the Annual Institute/Fall Symposium and the Safety Seminar

This year, due to the COVID-19 crisis, the Annual Institute & Fall Symposium and the Safety Seminar will be virtual, October 13-17, 2020.  Because of our all-virtual format, the conference sponsorships look a little different this year, but are still a great opportunity to reach a wide audience of industry professionals and lawyers.  In fact, due to the virtual format, we have the potential to reach more attendees than ever before! Additionally, because the sessions will be available on demand after the conference, your sponsorship will have a longer lasting impact than in a live format. 

Three different levels of conference sponsorship are available for the Annual Institute & Fall Symposium: Gold ($1,500), Silver ($1,000) and Bronze ($500). These same sponsorship levels are available for the Safety Seminar as well. Additionally, if you’d like to come in at the same level for both conferences (which would be great!), you can get 50% off your second sponsorship.  That means the Gold level would be $2,250, Silver $1,500, and Bronze $750. Conference sponsors get recognition on the conference website and in all conference e-mail communications, as well as oral and visual recognition as a sponsor during the conference sessions. 

For an exclusive sponsorship opportunity, consider sponsoring the conference registration page for $2,000.  Your logo would appear on the header on each of the pages on the conference website (main conference page, agenda, speaker biographies, registration pages), as well as on the conference e-mail communications and recognition during the conference sessions. 

We are so appreciative of the support of our annual sponsors and conference sponsors whose logos you see below, and we hope you will consider partnering with us for the 41st Annual Institute & Fall Symposium and the biennial Safety Seminar.  Registration is now open at emlf.org!

Michele AshSponsorship Opportunities Available for the Annual Institute/Fall Symposium and the Safety Seminar
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One Webinar Remains for the EMLF Webinar Series on Petrochemicals in Appalachia!

There’s One More Webinar in the Energy & Mineral Law Foundation’s Webinar Series on Petrochemicals in Appalachia!

Hosted by Anthony Giuliani, Vorys, Sater, Seymour & Pease
Petrochemicals Update Program Chair

If you register now for the final webinar of the series,
you will be sent a link to the recording of the two previous sessions.

Session One:  The Case for Petrochemicals in Appalachia – Aug. 19, 2 p.m. EDT

Speakers: Martha Moore, American Chemistry Council and Abby Foster, Pennsylvania Chemical Industry Council

This webinar provides a federal and state perspective on the development of petrochemicals in the Appalachian region and the policy and potential challenges to development.  We will also discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the need for the development of products derived from petrochemicals, the national security interest in developing multiple petrochemical production geographic areas and opportunities to support development.

Session Two: Marcellus Utica Shale Gas Gathering and Processing System – Sept. 2, 2 p.m. EDT

Speaker:          Greg Floerke, MPLX

This presentation will provide a high-level overview of the scope and scale of natural gas drilling and development in the Marcellus and Utica shale producing regions of western PA, northern WV, and southeast OH over the past ten years, with emphasis on development of the infrastructure required to process and transport gas and liquids production from these areas.   MPLX/MarkWest Energy facilities, which process the majority of the rich gas and natural gas liquids from this basin, will be the primary focus of the presentation.

Session Three: Shell Project Update – Sept. 16, 2 p.m. EDT

Speaker:          Michael Marr, External Relations Advisor, Shell

Noted by Governor Tom Wolf as the largest private sector investment in Pennsylvania’s economy since World War II, Shell Pennsylvania Chemicals has literally changed the skyline in Beaver County.  The site remains under construction with plans to transition the site into an operational status at some unspecified point in the early 2020s.  Michael Marr will provide a project overview and current update of the construction status during his presentation.

$50
FREE for Members with discount code MEMBER.

CLE credit is not available for this program.

Mark your calendar for the EMLF Petrochemicals Update conference in Pittsburgh, March 2, 2021.

Michele AshOne Webinar Remains for the EMLF Webinar Series on Petrochemicals in Appalachia!
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