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Upcoming events

    • 27 Feb 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • 03 Mar 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • Antigua, Guatemala

    Registration is open but filling up fast! Our airline rates are only guaranteed through November 19th so please book today.  Please follow these easy steps to reserve and pay your HBA-NJ registration, tours, hotel and airfare: 

    1) Itinerary:  Below is a summary of the itinerary of our trip so that you can decide if you want to join us for 7 nights or 4 nights.  

    Sunday 2/24/19:  Early airfare recommended from Newark (EWR) to arrive in Guatemala (GUA) by 12:30/1:30 pm.  We will be picked up by Antigua Tours shuttles (private buses) to arrive in Antigua around 2 pm. Arrival, check in at hotel and various options for dinner and other evening activities. 

    Monday 2/25/19: Antigua Tour shuttle from Antigua to Guatemala Airport (GUA) at 4:00 am for 6:30 a.m. flight to Flores, Guatemala (Tikal).  Shuttle and private tour guide to take the group to Tikal National Park. Guided day tour with lunch in park at the end of tour.  Shuttle to boat to transfer group to Bolontiku Hotel on private island in jungle, and Hotel Isla de Flores on the island of Flores, Guatemala.  Evening group activities. 

    Tuesday 2/26/19:  Wake up in Tikal, have breakfast, and enjoy a day at Lake Peten Itza or hotel pool. Shuttle pick up around 4:00 pm back to airport to fly back to Guatemala airport (GUA).  Antigua Tour shuttles will take the group back to Antigua for dinner and other evening group activities.  

    Wednesday 2/27/19:  Guests will have the opportunity to enjoy the day before the conference begins in the evening.  Try the spa facilities, take a free shuttle to Tenedor del Cerro for breakfast and breathtaking views (ziplining also available), enjoy breakfast/lunch at a local restaurant, and/or take a private tour with Antigua Tours (cooking class, chocolate tour, ziplining, walking tour of Antigua).  Evening Welcome Reception at Casa Santo Domingo's capilla and museums.  Evening group activities.  

    Thursday 2/28/19:  Group buffet breakfast.  CLEs.  After the CLEs, we will take a quick ride over to Filadelfia Plantation for a coffee plantation tour and late lunch/dinner.  Evening group activities.  

    Friday 3/1/19:  Group buffet breakfast.  CLEs.  After the CLEs, group closing luncheon at the hotel courtyard.  Evening group activities. 

    Saturday 3/2/19:  Group day trip to Lake Atitlan.  Antigua tours will drive us to and from Lake Atitlan, where we will have breakfast at the lake.  Boat ride to visit 1 or 2 Mayan villages surrounding majestic lake.  Party boat with snacks and beverages to a private house for a private BBQ and swimming.  Shuttle to Antigua. Our last night in town will include evening group activities.  

    Sunday 3/3/19:  Morning free time.  Antigua shuttles back to Guatemala for flights home.  We recommend 1:30/2:30 pm airfare, but if you book other times, Antigua Tours will arrange your shuttle.  

    2)  HBA-NJ Registration:  HBA-NJ Registration is required and includes all SSS events (welcome reception, some breakfasts, Thursday luncheon or dinner/tour, closing luncheon, Saturday day-trip with all meals to Lake Atitlan) and CLE panels and credits. Early-bird Attorney Rate on or before Nov. 29, 2018 is $350 ($450 after this date), and $150 for Guests not seeking CLEs ($200 after this date). Registration fees must be received on or before February 15, 2019, but please register as soon as possible to add you to our SSS guest list.  Please click here to sign up and pay for your registration dues.  

    3) Hotel:  Our group will be staying at a 17th century Church and Convent turned into a 5-Star Hotel-Museum-Spa, Casa Santo Domingo, which is a recognized treasure in the UNESCO colonial city of Antigua, Guatemala. Discounted room rates, including wifi, starting at $117/night (traditional rooms) to $320/night (luxury suites) plus 22% tax for single or double occupancy are available only through the following link:  The deadline to submit your hotel reservation is January 15, 2019.  After the cut-off date of January 15, 2019, reservations are accepted on a space and rate availability basis and cannot be guaranteed at the conference rates.  All reservations require a credit card guarantee at the time of booking to hold the room. Payment, however, will be processed at the time of checkout, but the reservation may not be canceled or modified once booked.  

    Availability of rooms is not guaranteed up to the cut-off date and room types and suites are on a first-come, first-served basis. Traditional rooms may have double beds or a king size bed.  Conventual rooms mostly have king beds but some have double beds.  Deluxe rooms are larger and have a separate living room/dining area.  Suites and Executives have king size beds (one suite has double beds).  Rooms with spa living add a fee for daily access to the spa facilities.  You can also purchase daily pass to the spa facilities at the hotel.   We have a variety of unique rooms, deluxe rooms, and suites available from February 27-March 3, 2019.  If you are booking the 4 nights/5 days from February 27-March 3, 2019, please visit the hotel link above and reserve your preferred room. Subject to availability, you will have the option to make requests on the last page when registering including preferred view, double beds or king size, jacuzzi, etc.   

    If you plan to travel to Tikal and extend your stay for 7 days at the second hotel option, Hotel Isla de Flores, please contact Julia Lopez at or 609-524-2022, and she will help you make your hotel reservation.  We only have a reserved, limited number of traditional deluxe rooms, conventual rooms, and conventual deluxe rooms for the 7 days, but other rooms may also be available.  To view all rooms, please select 2/27-3/3 as your travel dates.  During your one night stay in Tikal, you can also choose to (a) check out of Casa Santo Domingo for one night on 2/25/19 and allow the hotel to hold your larger bags, or (b) keep your room and enjoy the convenience of keeping your belongings in your room for the night in Casa Santo Domingo. 

    If you have any questions about the hotel, please feel free to email Roselena Alvarado at Casa Santo Domingo at and let her know your are a guest of the HBA-NJ for its Sun, Surf & Seminars.  

    4) Tours/Shuttles:  We have partnered with Antigua Tours for our shuttles to/from the airport, as well as all tours.  Please visit the following link to register for (a) a private airport shuttles $15 each way, (b) the free tour to Filadelfia Coffee Plantation, and (c) free tour to Lake Atitlan:  Additional paid tours are available during your stay and available at this link including a cooking tour, a walking tour of Antigua, a chocolate tour, and a ziplining tour.  You can also book any additional tours with Antigua Tours at the hotel.  

    For those who plan to arrive on February 24th for a 7-day stay, you can also register for the pre-conference package to another UNESCO site and largest Mayan city, Tikal (Tikal Tour). Tikal is an ancient Mayan city in the rainforests of northern Guatemala, which date back to the 1st century A.D. We will be traveling to Tikal on Monday, February 25 and returning on Tuesday, February 26, 2019.  The Tikal Tour package includes all shuttles, a private tour guide, luxurious accommodations for one night at Bolontiku Hotel ( or Hotel Isla De Flores (, airfare, and several meals.  Bolontiku is sold out, but we have limited rooms at Hotel Isla De Flores.  Prices range from $425-$495 for single occupancy for the excursion package, but you must reach out to Julia Lopez at or (609) 524-2022 to reserve your spot and book the 7-day package.  

    Once you are booked on Antigua Tours, they will contact you for your passport information to book your flights to and from Tikal (Flores, Guatemala) and to confirm your arrival and departure information for your airport transfers.  We will try to coordinate party buses for those who book their airfare with Albert Paz (see below) or who arrive on Sunday between 12:30-1:30 or Wednesday 12:30-1:30.

    5) Airfare:  We have negotiated and locked in preferred Delta flights with a layover in Atlanta for $665 from February 27-March 3, 2019. Our preferred flying times are:  2/27/18 EWR to ATL 7:00 am - 9:40 am, ATL to GUA 10:55 am - 1:26 pm; and 3/3/18 GUA to ATL 2:34 pm - 7:00 pm, ATL to EWR 9:09 pm - 11:25 pm.  To book your airfare, please contact Albert Paz at or (973) 345-5767.  Other dates, including for February 24, 2019, can also be booked through Albert Paz.  First deposit required to reserve space and final payment is due no later than November 19, 2018.  Albert Paz is available to answer any questions. 

    6) Passports:  Please make sure to check your passports and ensure that they are not expired. Visas are not required to enter Guatemala.  

    For more information or to sponsor this conference, please contact Julia Lopez at (609) 524-2022 or Please do not hesitate to contact Julia Lopez if you have any questions.  For CLE or conference information, please contact Co-Chairs, Rey Lambert at (973) 597-6340 or Ada Nunez at (973) 936-8519.  You may also visit

    We look forward to hosting you in Antigua, Guatemala!

    • 16 Mar 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Rutgers University, College Avenue Student Center, New Brunswick, NJ

Past events

08 Dec 2018 YLC's 10th Annual Volunteer Day
05 Dec 2018 10th Annual Holiday Mixer & Toy Drive
29 Nov 2018 HBA-NJ Mentorship Program & Resume Workshop
28 Nov 2018 HBA-NJ 9th Annual Corporate Counsel Roundtable Hosted by Prudential
24 Nov 2018 10th Annual Charitable Sandwich Drive
12 Nov 2018 HBA-NJ Kickoff Mentorship Program & Kickoff Reception - Navigating the Legal Profession & Networking Best Practices
24 Oct 2018 39th Annual Installation and Swearing-In Ceremony
11 Sep 2018 General Membership and Nominations Meeting
25 Aug 2018 Summer of Service: Cathedral Kitchen Volunteer Day
15 Aug 2018 YLD's 10th Annual Summer Mixer
14 Jul 2018 Summer of Service: Community Food Bank of NJ
30 Jun 2018 Summer of Service: The Hoboken Shelter Volunteer Day
16 Jun 2018 37th Annual Scholarship Gala & Awards Dinner
09 May 2018 Northern General Membership Meeting
02 May 2018 17th Annual Sun, Surf & Seminars
14 Apr 2018 Day of Service - Pro Bono Legal Clinic to Assist Recent Evacuees from Disaster Stricken Areas
24 Mar 2018 2018 Women's Empowerment Leadership & Law (W.E.L.L.) Conference
13 Feb 2018 YLC South Jersey Networking Mixer
01 Feb 2018 Mentorship Program and Resume Workshop
23 Jan 2018 HBA-NJ 8th Annual Corporate Counsel Round Table
16 Dec 2017 YLC's 9th Annual Volunteer Day
05 Dec 2017 9th Annual Holiday Mixer & Toy Drive
15 Nov 2017 Disaster Relief CLE
14 Nov 2017 HBA-NJ Mentorship Program Kickoff Event
11 Nov 2017 Annual Charitable Sandwich Drive
09 Nov 2017 38th Annual Installation and Swearing-In Ceremony
25 Oct 2017 Special General Membership Meeting
05 Oct 2017 Navigating The Seven C's of Professional Responsibility
14 Sep 2017 General Membership and Nominations Meeting
02 Aug 2017 YLD's 9th Annual Summer Mixer: Havana Nights
29 Jul 2017 Summer of Service: Children's Specialized Hospital Volunteer Day
24 Jun 2017 Summer of Service: Cathedral Kitchen Volunteer Day
24 Jun 2017 Summer of Service: The Hoboken Shelter Volunteer Day
07 Jun 2017 Southern General Membership Meeting
18 Mar 2017 2017 Women's Empowerment Leadership & Law Conference
08 Feb 2017 The HBA-NJ Mentorship Program: The Flexibility of Your J.D.
02 Feb 2017 HBA-NJ YLD Mixer with WLIB YLD and BCBA YLD
31 Jan 2017 Key Ingredients for a Successful Legal Career: Excellent Interviewing Skills and Great Mentors
10 Dec 2016 8th Annual Volunteer Day
08 Dec 2016 8th Annual Holiday Mixer & Toy Drive
23 Nov 2016 6th Annual Thanksgiving Feed the Seniors with AngelaCARES, Inc.
21 Nov 2016 American Dream Pipeline Program Mentor Registration- Passaic High School
15 Nov 2016 HBA-NJ 7th Annual Corporate Counsel Round Table
12 Nov 2016 Annual Charitable Sandwich Drive
09 Nov 2016 HBA-NJ and HNBA Mentorship Program Kick Off: The Flexibility of Your JD
02 Nov 2016 37th Annual Installation and Swearing-In Ceremony
19 Oct 2016 American Dream Pipeline Program Mentor Registration - Union City High School
12 Oct 2016 Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration
15 Sep 2016 Nominations Meeting
10 Aug 2016 YLC Summer Mixer
27 Jul 2016 Northern General Membership Meeting
20 May 2016 35th Annual Scholarship Gala and Awards Dinner
16 May 2016 Supreme Court of the United States Swearing-In Ceremony
20 Apr 2016 15th Annual Sun, Surf & Seminars
14 Apr 2016 The Do's and Don'ts of Social Media: An Ethical Guide for Attorneys
12 Mar 2016 2016 Women's Empowerment Leadership & Law Conference
09 Mar 2016 General Membership Meeting
27 Jan 2016 Speed Resume Writing Workshop
10 Dec 2015 7th Annual Holiday Mixer & Toy Drive
10 Nov 2015 6th Annual Corporate Counsel Round Table
27 Oct 2015 36th Annual Installation and Swearing-In Ceremony
07 Oct 2015 Navigating Your Legal Career: Strategies for Success
24 Sep 2015 Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration
09 Sep 2015 General Membership and Nominations Meeting
18 Aug 2015 Test event
06 Aug 2015 SUMMER MIXER
18 Jul 2015 34th Annual Scholarship Gala and Awards Dinner
07 Jun 2015 Know Your Rights - June 2015
13 May 2015 General Membership Meeting
12 May 2015 Southern Mixer and Membership Drive
06 May 2015 14th Annual Sun, Surf, and Seminars
16 Apr 2015 The Do's and Don'ts of Municipal Practice - CLE and Networking Reception
15 Apr 2015 The Nuts & Bolts of the Appointments/Nomination Process for Boards, Commissions & the Judiciary
30 Mar 2015 Ethical Issues in Business Mediation and Navigating your Client's Concerns
07 Mar 2015 Women's Empowerment Leadership and Law Conference
31 Jan 2015 Citizenship and Deferred Action Clinic
11 Dec 2014 HBA-NJ Annual Holiday Mixer and Toy Drive
25 Nov 2014 HBA-NJ, HNBA Mentorship Kick Off Program
20 Nov 2014 5th Annual Corporate Counsel Roundtable
30 Oct 2014 35th Annual Installation and Swearing-In Ceremony
25 Sep 2014 2014 Hispanic Heritage Celebration
09 Sep 2014 Defining Nationality in the Dominican Republic
03 Sep 2014 General Membership and Nominations Meeting
07 Aug 2014 Summer Mixer Sponsored by the HBA Young Lawyers Committee
16 Jun 2014 General Membership Meeting
11 Jun 2014 Southern Mixer & Membership Drive
10 May 2014 33rd Annual Scholarship Gala and Awards Dinner
30 Apr 2014 13th Annual Sun, Surf & Seminars
29 Mar 2014 Women's Empowerment, Leadership & Law Conference
26 Mar 2014 2014 Wine Tasting Event
26 Feb 2014 African Diaspora in the Latino Community
22 Feb 2014 Trial Skills Seminar
14 Dec 2013 HBA-NJ's 5th Annual Volunteer Day
10 Dec 2013 HBA-NJ Holiday Mixer & Toy Drive
14 Nov 2013 YLC Networking Mixer
06 Nov 2013 4th Annual Corporate Counsel Roundtable Series
30 Oct 2013 34th Annual Installation and Swearing-In Ceremony
12 Sep 2013 General Membership & Nominations Meeting
26 Jun 2013 12th Annual Sun, Surf & Seminars
08 May 2013 General Membership Meeting
10 Apr 2013 Spring Networking Event
25 Mar 2013 HBA-NJ's Resume and Interview Workshop
26 Nov 2012 33rd Annual Installation and Swearing-In Ceremony
17 Oct 2012 HBA-NJ Mentorship Program Kickoff Event
11 Oct 2012 Northern Jersey Mixer: Free Ethics CLE Panel & After-Hour at Azucar
20 Sep 2012 2012 Hispanic Heritage Celebration
16 Jun 2012 31st Annual Scholarship Gala and Awards Dinner
31 May 2012 The Nuts & Bolts of the Appointments Process
23 May 2012 2012 Southern Jersey Mixer & Membership Drive
22 May 2012 Crime, Punishment & Deportation CLE Panel
09 May 2012 11th Annual Sun, Surf & Seminars
28 Oct 2011 HBA-NJ's 32nd Annual Installation and Swearing-In Ceremony
22 Sep 2011 Diverse Associate Mixer
24 Aug 2011 Congratulatory Mixer for the Class of 2011
16 Jul 2011 30th Annual Scholarship Gala and Awards Dinner
12 Jun 2011 HBA-NJ's 10th Annual Sun, Surf, & Seminars
13 Apr 2011 NETWORKING 101: Practical Advice, Strategy & Tips for Law School Students
20 Jan 2011 HBA-NJ 2011 Wine Tasting and Dinner
28 Oct 2010 31st Annual Installation & Swearing-In Ceremony
15 Jul 2010 7th Annual Summer Mixer

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