March 23, 2011

Nemacolin Woodlands Resort Hotel Cutoff Date – Wednesday, March 30
Take advantage of the very favorable room rates available to Annual Institute registrants who make room reservations through March 30 at the five-star Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, 1001 Lafayette Drive, Farmington, PA. Call 800.422.2736 and ask for the EMLF group rate.

You can also link to Nemacolin room reservations via the EMLF website at www.emlf.org

Be sure to enter the special code when registering online to get the EMLF conference rate at the hotel: EN0511

Note: The resort fee of $15 per night is being waived for EMLF conference attendees but it will be automatically charged – and then credited to your account. You will not be paying the resort fee while attending the Annual Institute.

Abstracting Mineral Titles in the Appalachian Basin
A crowd of 456 abstractors, attorneys and landmen attended the EMLF’s March 10-11 programs in Canonsburg, PA, covering Basic Abstracting and Intermediate Title Issues, chaired by Arnie Schulberg, Attorney, Hurricane, WV. Basic Abstracting was taught by Joyce Trew, EQT Producing, Pittsburgh; Tom Lane, Bowles Rice McDavid Graff & Love, Charleston; Leslie Miller-Stover, Steptoe & Johnson, Charleston; Joel Symonds, EQT Production Co., Charleston; James Witte, Glenville State College, Glenville, WV; Ryan Purpura, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, Pittsburgh; Nathaniel Hunter, Spilman Thomas & Battle, Pittsburgh; Jonathan Higie and Andrew S. Chumney, Peacock Keller & Ecker, Washington, PA; and Timothy Rounds, Jackson Kelly, Charleston.

Intermediate Issues in Mineral Title Examination was taught by Russ Schetroma, Steptoe & Johnson, Meadville, PA; Sean Cassidy, Cassidy & Associates, Greensburg, PA; Paul Atencio and Bruce F. Rudoy, Tucker Arensberg, Pittsburgh; Justin Rubenstein, Burleson Cooke, Canonsburg, PA; James Adams, The Sadler Law Firm, Houston; Michael Barron, EQT Production, Washington, PA; Tom Lane, Bowles Rice McDavid Graff & Love, Charleston; and Christopher B. Wallace, Attorney, Utica, NY.

The EMLF program was held in conjunction with the monthly dinner meeting of the Michael Late Benedum Chapter of the AAPL. Many thanks to the firm of Steptoe & Johnson PLLC for hosting a pre-conference welcome reception for all Mineral Titles attendees in their new office location at 11 Grandview Circle, Suite 200, Canonsburg, PA 15317.

EMLF Law Student Scholarship Program – Deadline for Applications is April 18
At least $30,000 in scholarships will be awarded to qualified students enrolled in EMLF Member Law Schools. Go to www.emlf.org for complete information on scholarships for the 2011-2012 academic year.

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Membership in the Energy & Mineral Law Foundation is open to anyone who is concerned with issues pertaining to the energy industry.

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