17th Annual Sun, Surf & Seminars

  • 02 May 2018
  • 8:00 AM
  • 05 May 2018
  • 5:00 PM
  • Guanacaste, Costa Rica (Hotel Riu Palace)


  • Late General Registration gives registrants who register after March 31, 2017, access to all events and CLEs.
  • Late Guest Registration gives registrants who register after March 20, 2018, access to events only, not CLEs.


The Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey cordially invites you to join us for our 17th Annual Sun, Surf & Seminars at the Hotel Riu Palace in Guanacaste, Costa Rica from May 2 to May 5, 2018.  Our annual outing gives you the opportunity to enjoy paradise in style, while socializing with old and new friends and earning CLE credits! 

Registration and reservations must be made separately.  The general registration fee is currently $300.00 and includes all SSS events and CLE credits.  Guest attendees not seeking CLE credit pay only $150.00.  The fee for guests includes attendance at our welcome reception, off-site dinner, and closing luncheon, as well as the group outing on Saturday, May 4, 2018.  Children under the age of 12 are free. 

To book your room or reserve your airfare accommodations, please contact Albert of Gabriel's Travel Agency at 973-345-5767 or via email at albert@gabrieltravel.com

For more information, please contact Rey Lambert at 973-597-6340 or via email at rlambert@lowenstein.com; or Ileana Montes at 973-493-0382 or via email at ileanamontes@ymail.com.

On April 14, 2018, we invite you to join us at our pro-bono legal clinic for a Day of Service at 42 Broad Street, Elizabeth, New Jersey from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Additional event details are available on the attached flyers. 

We are seeking lawyers, law students, and other paraprofessionals to provide legal guidance at a free legal clinic to be held on April 14, 2018. This April 14th “Day of Service” is a direct response to the urgent crisis afflicting U.S.Citizens from disaster stricken islands now residing in NJ. Our clinic will provide free legal and other services to evacuees. Issues to be addressed include registering evacuees for FEMA and other disaster relief benefits/services as well as filing FEMA appeals and the like. 

You need not volunteer for the entire duration. Please feel free to volunteer for a few hours or the entire event.

To assist in preparing you to serve as a volunteer, we ask that you kindly review this CLE disaster relief seminar video <https://www.pli.edu/Content/OnDemand/Puerto_Rico_Disaster_Relief_/_/N-4nZ1z0zr9x?ID=332358> which highlights important and common legal disaster relief issues. 

For those interested in  handling pro bono appeals cases with your firm or on an independent basis, please let us know and we will coordinate with you to make appropriate accommodations. 

Please contact Arianna Mouré amoure@floriolaw.com and Emilia Pérez emiliaperez8@gmail.com with any questions or concerns. 

On behalf of disaster victims in NJ, we thank you in advance for your help. 

-Disaster Relief Committee 

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Founded in 1980, the HBA-NJ is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit association that is comprised of attorneys, judges, law professors, law students, and other professionals who share a common interest in addressing the issues affecting Hispanics within the legal community.

The purpose of the Association is to serve the public interest: (i) by cultivating the art and science of jurisprudence, (ii) by advancing the standing of the legal profession, and (iii) by preserving high standards of integrity, honor, and professional courtesy among Hispanic lawyers.

Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey
P.O. Box 25562, Newark, NJ 07101

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