EMLF Conferences & meetings

EMLF hosts several conferences and seminars specifically to help members learn and share energy industry issues with peers. White papers from previous events are available in our library.

Annual Institute

EMLF has held a two day summer continuing legal education program for over forty years. The sessions cover a wide variety of topical legal issues for energy and mineral law practitioners including commercial, regulatory, title, labor and employment, ethics, litigation and practical skills, risk management, and others, and usually includes a case law and market update. The Annual Institute attracts attorneys and energy professionals from all over the country to great destination locations and features a wide varieties of fun networking opportunities for attendees.

Save the date for the 45th Annual Institute, June 9-11, 2024 in Savannah, GA.

Fall Symposium

Formerly known as the Kentucky Mineral Law Conference, the Fall Symposium has been held in Lexington, Kentucky for 45 years. The Fall Symposium endeavors to focus on practical legal issues for energy law practitioners including the effects of statutory and regulatory changes, emerging trends in commercial transactions and financing, ethics, and more.

Save the date for the Fall Symposium, October 10-12, 2023.

Special Institutes

Each year, EMLF holds several special institutes, both in person and virtually. These institutes are more focused in nature – usually covering a particular industry or topic. Previous Special Institute topics have included:

  • Solar Power
  • Environmental and Regulatory Issues for Oil & Gas companies
  • Legal and Ethical Issues for Landmen
  • Petrochemicals
  • Ohio Dormant Mineral Act
  • Appalachian Midstream Assets
  • Coal Law
  • Various Aspects of Title

Safety Seminar

EMLF holds a biennial Safety Seminar examining MSHA and OSHA issues for energy companies.

COVID-19 Protocol

EMLF closely monitors the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. These traditionally in-person events have been adapted to include online components to allow for our attendees to safely participate in as many programs as possible. Whether an event is held in-person is informed by local and state guidelines and restrictions as well as the availability of services and amenities at the venues.


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