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Alumni Profile: Margaret Sweeney ’10

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Alumni Profile: Margaret Sweeney ’10

CSU Cleveland-Marshall College of Law alumna and Assistant United States Attorney Margaret Sweeney ’10 recalls being taught the benefits of attending law school at a young age. There was always an expectation that she would attend law school, Sweeney recalls from her office, where a Jello-stained bib from her infancy hangs on the wall that reads, “Future Lawyer.”

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New Graduate Profile: Halie Evans

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New Graduate Profile: Halie Evans

Our class of 2020 graduates are actively engaged in the permanent job search and you can help! To connect with any of our talented class of 2020 graduates, please contact Assistant Dean for Student and Career Services, Sarah Beznoska, at s.beznoskanull@csuohio.nulledu .

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New Graduate Profile: Daria Chalupa

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New Graduate Profile: Daria Chalupa

Our class of 2020 graduates are actively engaged in the permanent job search and you can help! To connect with any of our talented class of 2020 graduates, please contact Assistant Dean for Student and Career Services, Sarah Beznoska, at s.beznoskanull@csuohio.nulledu .

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New Graduate Profile: Kelly Wojtila

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New Graduate Profile: Kelly Wojtila

Our class of 2020 graduates are actively engaged in the permanent job search and you can help! To connect with any of our talented class of 2020 graduates, please contact Assistant Dean for Student and Career Services, Sarah Beznoska, at s.beznoskanull@csuohio.nulledu .

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New Graduate Profile: Lacey Mencl

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New Graduate Profile: Lacey Mencl

Our class of 2020 graduates are actively engaged in the permanent job search and you can help! To connect with any of our talented class of 2020 graduates, please contact Assistant Dean for Student and Career Services, Sarah Beznoska, at s.beznoskanull@csuohio.nulledu .

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Oil and Gas Unitization Law and Policy

CLE credit: 
3.0 hours pending
Weight: 
0

Speakers:

Greg Russell, Vorys, Sater
Heidi Gorovitz Robertson, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law 
Cory Haydocy, Ohio Oil and Gas Commission 
Pat Martin, Louisiana State University Law
Keith Hall, Louisiana State University Law
Daniel Martin, Assistant Attorney General, State of Ohio

As a result of shale development, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Division of Oil and Gas Resources, is facing a number of circumstances that are new to Ohio, and many laws and ODNR policies may still be still developing. This CLE event will feature Ohio and national experts to provide insight into best practices for oil and gas unitization to the Ohio oil and gas legal and regulatory community. 

Registration $75 (seeking CLE credit) and $25 (non-CLE credit). Register here.

Agenda:

2:00 – 2:10 Introduction and Welcome. CSU Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. Speakers: Deans of the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and Levin College of Urban Affairs, Chairman of the Ohio Oil and Gas Commission.

2:10 – 4:00 Ohio Unitization Law. Panelists: Greg Russell, Partner and Energy Group Leader, Vorys Sater law firm; Heidi Gorovitz Robertson, Professor of Law and Environmental Studies, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and Levin College of Urban Affairs; Cory Haydocy, Director, Ohio Oil and Gas Commission; Daniel Martin, Assistant Attorney General, State of Ohio.

2:10-2:40 Basics of Unitization Law and Procedure - Greg Russell

  • Why is unitization law needed?
  • When and how can properties be unitized?
  • What is the procedure? 
  • Oil and Gas Division Jurisdiction – how and when can disputed leases be part of an ODNR Oil and Gas Division order?
  • When does ODNR get involved. and what level of ODNR review? When not?
  • How are units shaped? 
  • Statutory Unitization law and procedure

2:40-3:05 Landowner Perspectives on Unitization - Heidi Gorovitz Robertson

  • Landowner rights under Unitization Agreements
  • Current practices on Penalty/Interest for Statutorily Unitized Land Owners
  • Takings defenses. 
  • Statutory Unitization of Held By Production Properties – can this be done?
  • Status of Ohio litigation on no-forced pooling lease provisions. 

3:05-3:30 Appeals Process of Oil and Gas Division Orders - Cory Haydocy

  • When appeals must be filed
  • Nature of appeals
  • Jurisdiction of the Commission, hearing protocols, quasi-judicial role of Commission
  • Important procedural rules
  • Important controlling judicial decisions and prior precedents
  • Commission decision process
  • Appeal process of Commission decisions

3:30-3:45 Perspectives from the Attorney General’s Office - Daniel Martin

  • When AG’s office becomes engaged, how attorneys are assigned to cases
  • AG’s role in representing Oil and Gas Division
  • Special considerations for AG in representing Oil and Gas Division

3:45-4:00 Panel Questions

4:00 – 5:10 Special Problems Presented by Shale to Oil and Gas Unitization: How Shale Development has Changed Unitization Practice. Patrick Martin, Louisiana State University Law Professor Emeritus, and Author of “The Law of Pooling and Unitization;” Keith Hall, Assistant Professor of Law, LSU, Director of the Louisiana Mineral Law Institute; and members of Ohio Oil and Gas Division and/or Louisiana Dept of Conservation.

  • Traditional reservoir drainage patterns and how this shapes units
    • How are units abandoned or terminated under traditional strategies?
  • How shale reservoir drainage is different, and how this may affect unit strategies
    • How are units abandoned or terminated under shale strategies?
    • How are unit landowners kept whole in the event only some of the unit is drained and it is abandoned?
  • How do oil and gas unitization procedures and rules differ between states?
  • What are typical hearings like?
  • What resources are available in other states to manage unitization?
  • How are traditional oil and gas states (LA, TX, OK) handling changes in unitization resulting from shale development?
  • How has unitization been handled in neighboring states of PA, WV? 

4:50 - 5:10 Panel Questions/Closing Comments

 

Location: 
ZOOM
Event date: 
Monday, December 14, 2020 - 2:00pm to 5:15pm
Short title: 
Oil and Gas Unitization Law and Policy

The Current State of the World - Global Business Law Review

CLE credit: 
2 Hours pending
Weight: 
0

The Current State of the World CLE/Webinar, will broadly revolve around the topic of Covid-19 and its effects on the practice of law. This event will explore the legal perspectives of prominent leaders in the fields of Health Law, and the current racial state of the world. These speakers will discuss how COVID-19 has transformed their work, and in what ways the field of law will continue to transform with the constant moving pandemic.

Sponsored by The Global Business Law Review

Cost: $50
CLE: 2 Hours Pending

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Speakers
 

Scott R. Mote is Executive Director of the Ohio Lawyers Assistance Program, Inc., an Ohio nonprofit corporation that provides education, intervention, monitoring and support for substance use disorders, process addictions, and mental illness, serving over 44,000 Ohio lawyers and judges, and over 3,000 law students in Ohio's nine law schools. OLAP is supported by The Supreme Court of Ohio, the Ohio State Bar Association, and Ohio Bar Liability Insurance Company (affiliate of the OSBA). A recovering alcoholic since January 7, 1985, Scott began volunteering with the Ohio State Bar Association's (OSBA) Lawyers Assistance Committee (LAC) in September 1985. He has been involved with the LAC/OLAP for over 35 years, serving as OLAP's first Associate Director beginning in 1995, and becoming Executive Director in March 1999. Scott has made over 700 presentations to lawyers, judges and law students and he has facilitated over 150 interventions and oversees six other chemical dependency and mental health professionals. Statistically, OLAP opens a new file nearly every day. Prior to making OLAP a fulltime endeavor in June 2007, Scott was a general practice lawyer and civil litigator for over 30 years, the last 18 as a founding partner of Harris, McClellan, Binau & Cox PLL, Columbus, where he is Of Counsel. 


Bethany Studenic is a Co-Founder and Managing Director of Enlightened Solutions, an organization that creates, implements, and publishes research-based solutions that center the lived experiences of diverse people. Bethany holds her Bachelors in Social Work, Masters in Social Administration, and Juris Doctor. Bethany has over 10 years in community change experience, heading up highly visible social and research based movements. In addition, Bethany has worked with a variety of diverse populations through direct experience. Bethany is an accomplished fundraiser, government relations professional, community strategist, researcher and policy analysis expert.


Chinenye (ChiChi) Nkemere is a Co-Founder and Director of Strategy of Enlightened Solutions, an organization that creates, implements, and publishes research-based solutions that center the lived experiences of diverse people. ChiChi is a strategic thinker. She has over 10 years of experience in community and digital engagement and advocacy. ChiChi holds a Bachelors in Political Science and African/African American Studies from The Ohio State University and immediately moved to Houston to serve as a Teach for America educator. As public safety and workplace advocate she is dedicated to progressive and transformative community development.

Location: 
Webinar
Event date: 
Friday, November 20, 2020 - 11:00am to 2:00pm
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The Current State of the World - Global Business Law Review

CLE: Changing the Conversation on Race in the Legal Profession

CLE credit: 
1hour
Weight: 
0

This special CLE is part of C|M|LAW's Living Justice Day

Panelists:

Nirvana Dove: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Manager, Thompson Hine LLP

Rosalina (Rose) M. Fini '94: Chief Legal & Ethics Officer, Cleveland Metroparks

Davona A. Mason: President, Black Law Students Association; 2L, CSU C|M|LAW

1.0 hours of CLE: $30 Registration ($25 tax-deductible)

 

Location: 
Zoom Webinar
Event date: 
Friday, November 6, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:15pm
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Short title: 
CLE: Changing the Conversation on Race in the Legal Profession

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