Early Bird Rates Expire Friday
There’s still time to save on registration rates for the 39th Annual Institute, scheduled this year for Music City – Nashville. Friday is the last day to register at reduced rates.
The Annual Institute officially begins at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 17, with a hosted reception for attendees at Marriott’s downtown Renaissance Hotel. Brad Puckett, Nashville recording artist and 2016 Nashville Independent Artist of the Year, will be performing with acoustic guitar throughout the reception.
There will be a hosted luncheon for all registrants and registered guests on Monday. The Young Lawyers Committee (YLC) will have two luncheon tables reserved for young lawyers (less than 40 years of age or fewer than 10 years in practice). Grab a seat to network with your contemporaries over lunch.
Educational sessions begin Monday morning with a keynote address on the impact of the “Bomb Cyclone” which hit the Eastern U.S. in December and January, given by Dr. Peter Balash of the National Energy Technology Lab in Pittsburgh. Topics include on Monday, a panel on the #MeToo Movement, Legislative Updates, Energy Law Update, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, EPA’s Criminal Enforcement Actions, Private Information Best Practices for Energy Companies, and Cryptocurrencies.
Also on Monday at 5:15 p.m., there is a hosted reception in honor of Sharon Daniels’ retirement after 33 years at the EMLF.
The Young Lawyers Committee invites Annual Institute attendees to join them in a Monday evening bar crawl down Broadway. The festivities will kick off in the lobby of the Renaissance Nashville Hotel at 9 p.m., moving first to Tootsies (http://www.tootsies.net/), then to The Stage (https://www.thestageonbroadway.com/) at 10 p.m., and The Valentine (https://www.thevalentinenashville.com/#valentine) at 11 p.m. Participants are expected to pay their own way. The scheduled locations and times are provided as a guide only and, of course, are not mandatory. The only requirement is to have a good time.
On Tuesday, there are breakout sessions: the Litigation and Administrative track includes the New Electricity Business, Pipelines, the NGA and Environmental and Land Use Laws, What to Do If the Coal Trains Don’t Arrive, Litigating Procurement Agreement Disputes, Post-Production and Affiliate Sales, and Use of a Company Representative in Litigation.
Also on Tuesday, the second breakout session includes Commercial and Title Issues: Value-based Lawyering in Negotiating Oil and Gas Leases, Wind Development, Quiet Title Actions, Deals Gone Wrong in the Coal Industry, and Boundary Line Disputes. Both tracks on Tuesday end at 1:00 p.m. – time to explore Nashville.
Early bird registration fees are in effect until May 25. Go to www.emlf.org to register. You’ll also find an online brochure with a detailed schedule of presentations.