November 30, 2006

Winter Workshops on Energy Law – January 25-27, 2007

The Winter Workshops on Energy Law are January 25-27 at the Lago Mar Resort and Club, 1700 South Ocean Lane, Fort Lauderdale, FL. Holly Koeppel, CFO for American Electric Power, will open the program Thursday afternoon with her perspective on the state of the energy industry, followed by Tom Crawford’s (The c2group) take on the new Congressional makeup and the implications for the energy industry.

Sessions on electric power, coal, and natural gas follow, along with a full Friday afternoon session covering climate change and CO2 issues: pending litigation; possible carbon regulation schemes; emerging legal issues related to sequestration; technical issues related to injection and storage, and use of CO2 for enhanced oil recovery. On Saturday morning there is one hour of professional ethics, legal representation issues in mine safety cases, and a panel on financing energy projects.

The program has 710 minutes of continuing legal education — approximately 14.3 CLE credits in 50-minute states and 11.9 CLE credits in 60-minute states, including 1 hour of ethics.

You can view the entire program schedule and register online at the EMLF website.

The Lago Mar Resort and Club is a premier Fort Lauderdale resort hotel located on the beach in the exclusive Harbor Beach neighborhood, and has been awarded the prestigious Four Diamond Award and listed in the Conde Naste Gold List Edition as one of the World’s Best Places to Stay. It’s convenient to the airport and to Port Everglades. The EMLF has a conference rate of $255 for a one-bedroom suite at the Lago Mar for reservations made through December 21. Please call the hotel direct at 954.523.6511 and ask for the EMLF room block.

Landman’s Special Institute – March 8, 2007
The EMLF will sponsor a Landman’s Special Institute at the Days Inn Convention Center in Flatwoods, WV, on March 8, in conjunction with the monthly dinner meeting of the Michael Late Benedum Chapter of Landmen.

Sean Cassidy is chairing this program, which focuses on selected provisions of the oil and gas lease, coalbed methane lease, and issues related to descent and distribution.

Speakers include Russ Schetroma, Culbertson, Weiss, Schetroma & Schug, Meadville, PA; Tom Lane, Bowles Rice McDavid Graff & Love, Charleston, WV; George Mason, Attorney, Lexington, KY; Sean Cassidy, Cassidy Kotjarapoglus & Pohland, Greensburg, PA; John Heyer, Attorney, Olean, NY; Professor Cy Fox, University of Pittsburgh; and John Keller, Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease, Columbus, OH.

Watch the EMLF website for more details and registration information.

28th Annual Energy & Mineral Law Institute – May 13-15, 2007
Charleston, South Carolina is the host city for the EMLF Annual Institute at the Doubletree Guest Suites Hotel in Charleston’s historic area on May 13-15. David Morrison, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC, is serving as the Program Chairman and is putting together a great program that is nearly complete.

Watch the EMLF website for more program details and registration information.

2007 Membership Dues Renewal Statements
Dues statements for 2007 are in the mail, and include a printout of each member’s information in the EMLF database for your verification. Be sure to send us any changes so the printed 2007 Membership Directory will be correct.

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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