Bench Bar Conference

September 28 - 30, 2018 (Sold out)

Crystal Springs, Hamburg, NJ

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About the Location

Nestled in the heart of the Garden State's picturesque northwest, Crystal Springs Resort is where relaxation and luxury combine to create the ultimate Adirondack-inspired escape.

1 Wild Turkey Way
Hamburg, NJ 07419

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The MBA Returns To Crystal Springs in 2018

Our annual Bench Bar Conference is a beloved tradition of the MBA. It is both a reason for, and an example of, the warm and collegial spirit that makes our association special. For one weekend each fall, we are given the opportunity to step away from the demands of everyday life, spend time with family and friends, connect with colleagues, and take in the treasures of a beautiful destination. Don’t miss out — we’ll see you there!

Weekend at a Glance

Friday, September 28

  3:30 - 6 PM   Registration   Grand Cascades Lobby
  6:00 PM   President's Welcome Reception   Fire & Water Deck
  9:00 PM - 12 AM   Hospitality   Cliffs Lounge

Saturday, September 29

  7:45 AM   Continental Breakfast   Emerald Ballroom
  8:30 AM   State of the Judiciary & CLE   Emerald Ballroom
  11:30 AM - 7 PM   Enjoy the Day!   Resort and Surrounding Area
  7 PM   International Dinner   Grand Rotunda
  9:00 PM - 12 AM   Quizzo & Hospitality   Cliffs Lounge

Sunday, September 30

  8:30 - 10 AM   Send-Off Breakfast   Emerald Ballroom
  11 AM   Check-out   Safe Travels!

Featured CLE

State of the Judiciary


President Judge Thomas M. Del Ricci

On Saturday morning, President Judge Thomas M. Del Ricci will deliver the annual State of the Judiciary address. With his unique twist to a time-honored tradition, the President Judge will discuss updates and changes to the Court of Common Pleas in Montgomery County.

State of the Commonwealth


Jonathan Scott Goldman, Esq. Executive Deputy Attorney General, Civil Law Division

Immediately following Judge Del Ricci's presentation, Jonathan Scott Goldman will present the many ways the Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office is improving the lives of Pennsylvania citizens given the many challenges in today's complex world.



Room Information


All accomodations for Bench Bar 2018 will be at the Grand Cascades Lodge at Crystal Springs. All rooms are one-bedroom suites featuring a bedroom with a king size bed; a living room with a full size sleeper sofa and gas fireplace; and a balcony. Suite features include a dining area with table seating, fully equipped gourmet kitchen with washer and dryer. All suites feature a flat panel TV with cable and in-room movies; desk equipped with high-speed internet access; and a bath with shower and tub.

Sponsorship Levels


  • Recognition as Platinum Event Sponsors and exclusive sponsor of one or more featured events before, during and after the event in all related media.
  • Placement of logos, banners and signage at registration and all select weekend events.
  • Your logo/brandmark will appear on drink tickets, premium event giveaways, on all conference materials.
  • Optional accomodations and attendance at all scheduled conference events, presentation opportunities, introductions by MBA bar leaders and more!


  • Recognition as the sole sponsor of one or more featured events before, during and after the conference in all MBA media and event related media.
  • Placement of logos, banners and signage at registration and at all organized weekend events.
  • Your logo/brandmark will appear on drink tickets, on premium event giveaways, on conference materials and more!
  • Complete Packages from $2,000.00.


  • A round of drinks for everyone who attends for just $1,000? They'll appreciate the gesture when we let them know its on you.
  • Your logo/brandmark will appear on drink tickets and conference materials.

To discuss these, and other sponsorship opportunities, call Jim Mathias at 610-994-3660 or email at