Bench Bar Conference

September 13 - 15, 2019

The Hotel Hershey®, Hershey, PA

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About the Location

The Hotel Hershey is an AAA Four Diamond rated resort located in Hershey, PA. Known for its refined elegance, signature service, and abundant amenities, The Hotel Hershey is a one-of-a-kind destination in Chocolate Town U.S.A.®

100 Hotel Road
Hershey, PA 17033

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***Bench Bar 2019 is sold out! Click here to be added to a waitlist.***

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!

Photos courtesy of Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company. The Hotel Hershey and Chocolate Town U.S.A. are trademarks used with permission.

Weekend at a Glance*

Friday, September 13

  3:00 - 5:30 PM   Registration   TBD
  6:00 PM   President's Welcome Reception   TBD
  9:00 PM - 12 AM   Hospitality   TBD

Saturday, September 14

  7:30 AM   Continental Breakfast   TBD
  8:30 AM   State of the Judiciary & CLE   TBD
  11:30 AM - 6:30 PM   Enjoy the Day!   Resort and Surrounding Area
  6:30 PM   Dinner   TBD
  9:30 PM - 12 AM   Hospitality   TBD

Sunday, September 15

  8:00 - 9:30 AM   Send-Off Breakfast   TBD
  10 AM   Check-out   Safe Travels!

*Times and locations are subject to change

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.

CLE - Making Your Case with a Better Memory


Paul Mellor

Join nationally recognized memory training consultant Paul Mellor for a session that will bolster your memory. Learn techniques to improve your everyday practice. Mellor's objective is to show how a trained memory can increase your efficiency and productivity in all aspects of law.



Room Information


Guest rooms at The Hotel Hershey include either 2 Queen beds or 1 King bed. Please specify your preference when completing your registration form. Rooms include complimentary in-room wifi, refrigerator, coffee, smart TV w/ Chromecast, and much more.

Sponsorship Levels


  • Recognition as Platinum Event Sponsor and 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,select giveaways,and 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, 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