Eugene Kuntz

Oil and Gas Conference Scheduled for November

The 2013 Eugene Kuntz Conference on Natural Resources Law and Policy will be held at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City on November 8. This conference is hosted by Continuing Legal Education (CLE), a program within OU Outreach, and is co-sponsored by the Energy and Natural Resources Law Section of the Oklahoma Bar Association and the OU College of Law.

Designed to acquaint mineral law attorneys and petroleum landmen with important laws and policies in the oil and gas industry, the conference features expert speakers who will focus on current issues such as oil well leases, preferential rights, ethics and more.

“In addition to providing an opportunity for attorneys to achieve their annual required Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) credits,” said Mark Pelfrey, director of CLE, “this conference helps participants learn from experts in the field. It also keeps them up-to-date on current legislation affecting their area of law.”

Best known for his multi-volume treatise, Law of Oil and Gas, Eugene Kuntz was one of the nation’s leading scholars of oil and gas law. Kuntz worked in a variety of positions at OU, including dean of the College of Law. In 1992, he received the Southwestern Legal Foundation’s John Rogers Award, one of the highest honors in the oil and gas industry.

“This conference is an excellent opportunity to network with other attorneys,” said Pelfrey. “The Eugene Kuntz Conference registers well over 400 attendees each year, from Oklahoma and many nearby states.”

For Oklahoma, MCLE credit is seven hours, including one hour of ethics. Texas will accept 5.75 hours including .75 hours of ethics, and Kansas will accept seven hours including one hour of ethics. This conference will grant 5.88 RL/RPL including .84 hours of ethics for the American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL).

Registration is $190 before October 24 and $200 after that date. Registration is contingent on seating availability, so those interested are encouraged to sign up soon.

Continuing Legal Education at OU Outreach works with the OU College of Law to offer programs throughout the year. These programs provide lawyers with credit to fulfill mandatory annual requirements.

More information and registration for the conference can be found on CLE’s website.

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