May 31, 2012


Kentucky Mineral Law Conference – October 24-26, 2012

The planning meeting for the October conference will be Thursday, June 7, in Lexington.  If you would like to attend the planning luncheon or participate by conference call, please reply to this email and I will send you time and location and the call-in number for the conference call.

The annual fall program will move this year to downtown Lexington at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, with guest room rates of $179.

Please remember to send your topic and speaker proposals by Wednesday, June 6, so they can be distributed prior to the planning meeting.  The Kentucky Mineral Law Conference topics include oil and gas, coal, electric power, labor and employment, ethics, and environmental and land issues.  The Coal Chair for the conference is Erin Magee at Jackson Kelly PLLC in Charleston, WV, and the Oil & Gas Chair is Joe Tarantelli with Chesapeake Energy in Oklahoma City.

33rd Annual Institute – June 24-26, 2012

Registration is still available for the Annual Institute at the Charleston Place Hotel in Charleston, SC.  You can register online.

The program includes 2 hours of ethics, and approximately 13.6 hours of CLE in states which calculate 60 minutes to an hour, and approximately 16.4 hours of CLE in states which calculate 50 minutes for an hour’s credit.

Program chair is C. David Morrison, Steptoe & Johnson, Bridgeport, WV; Coal Chair is Brian Wells, Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, Lexington, KY; and the Oil and Gas Chair is Russell L. Schetroma, Steptoe & Johnson, Meadville, PA.

The EMLF Board of Trustees meets Sunday, June 24 at 4:00 p.m. and the Welcome Party for all registrants and registered guests is from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Sunday in the Riviera Theater, with bluegrass/folk music by The Corduroy Road.  The EMLF Executive Committee meets Monday, June 25 at 5:15 p.m.   There is a 1-hour reception on Monday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. featuring the piano music of Davin Seamon, an attorney in Steptoe & Johnson’s Bridgeport, WV, office.

The current registration list for the Annual Institute is available on the website.

Mineral Titles Program Well Received – Materials Available for Sale

On May 10-11, a sell-out program on “Resolving Title Issues in Shale Development” was presented at the Wheeling Island Resort, in Wheeling, WV, in conjunction with the monthly meeting of the Benedum Chapter of the AAPL.  The program was chaired by Tom Lane of Bowles Rice, Charleston, WV, with an impressive faculty of experienced title lawyers taking the attendees through a maze of issues facing the title examiner.

If you were unable to attend the program, the materials are available for sale. You can choose from a package of notebook and CD with supplemental titles publications for $200 and the same package plus audio CDs of the two-day program for $300.

Join EMLF!

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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