October 2020 EMLF Member e-News

October 2020 EMLF Member e-News


Keynote Speaker Announced for Annual Institute

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. 

Upcoming Networking Events

Though unfortunately we can’t be together in person, we have several great virtual networking opportunities during the Annual Institute & Fall Symposium next week:

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.

Call for Presenters

This year has certainly demonstrated the need identified by our strategic plan to be more mobile in EMLF’s mission to provide high-quality material for its members by providing online programming in addition to in-person programming.  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.

Call for Papers

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. Papers must be submitted in electronic format by November 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.

On Demand Webinars

Missed a webinar? Click here for a list of on demand webinars. Each of the on demand webinars is free for members to view using the discount code MEMBER and is approved for CLE credit in many states.

Michele AshOctober 2020 EMLF Member e-News