Harrah's Resort
Atlantic City

 Brand new 100,000 sq. ft. Waterfront Conference Center


September 23-24,


Philadelphia Bar Association

The Philadelphia Bar Association's premier event for networking and socializing with colleagues and members of the judiciary.

Exciting New Format in 2016

Earn up to 7.5 CLE Credits

  • Earlier kick-off time of 10:30 a.m. with (4) concurrent 90-minute CLE Programs to choose from

  • Rock the Room Networking Luncheon with fellow attendees and vendors

  • Friday late afternoon Plenary CLE "You Heard it Through the Grapevine"
    - An Introduction to Wine Law
    Wine tasting to follow exclusive CLE

  • Friday Night "Party Under the Stars" Reception & Dinner (weather permitting)

  • Saturday morning "Brunch with the Bench" offering 1.5 CLE credits

  • Multi-Prize Giveaway Finale & the chance to win the new iPad Pro™

About the Conference

The Philadelphia Bar Association will hold its Bench-Bar & Annual Conference on Friday, Sept. 23 and Saturday, Sept. 24 at Harrah's Resort in Atlantic City.

The Bench-Bar & Annual Conference remains the premier event for networking and socializing with colleagues and members of the judiciary, including the opportunity to earn CLE credits through unique course offerings.

This year, we again invite you to join or follow the Bench-Bar conversation on Twitter at #BenchBar16. Plus, get your on-site "Passport" stamped by each sponsor and be automatically registered to win the iPad Pro™!

Looking Back at Last Year's Conference - 2015

Tweets About 2015

Photos of 2015

Harrah's Resort - Atlantic City

Waterfront Conference Center

The Association is proud to be hosting the 2016 Bench-Bar at the new, world-class Waterfront Conference Center at Harrah's Resort. An additional 100,000 square feet of meeting space makes the Waterfront Conference Center the largest meeting facility of its kind from Baltimore to Boston.


  • Wi-Fi included in guest rooms
  • $5 Voucher toward self-parking

Special Room Rate

Must be a registered attendee of the conference to receive this rate.

We are pleased to offer a special rate of $79.00 per room for Thursday 9/22/16 and $159.00 per room, per night for Friday 9/23/16 and Saturday 9/24/16.

These rates cover single or double occupancy. There is a $20.00 per person, per night charge for the 3rd and 4th occupant in your room. This rate does not include the $10.00 per night, per room Resort Fee, the 14% tax, the $2.00, per night, New Jersey State Tourism Promotion fee or the $3.00, per night, Room Assessment fee.

RESORT FEE: A discounted Resort Fee of $10.00 per night, per room, plus 14% tax will be applied at check out. The Resort Fee includes unlimited local phone calls, complimentary parking and complimentary in-room internet access (limited to 2 devices per room, per night)


NOTE: A credit card guarantee is required at time of booking. This card is only a guarantee. Each guest will be asked for payment at check in.

CANCELLATION POLICY: A 48 hour advance notice is required in order to cancel without a penalty.

For sponsorship information contact the Philadelphia Bar Association's Director of Meetings and Special Events, Tracey McCloskey.