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NJDA 51st Annual Convention

  • Hotel Hershey 100 Hotel Road Hershey, PA, 17033 United States (map)


Use the options below to register for this year's Convention.

NOTE: Your reservation with the hotel must be made separately, before May 22, 2017.
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$350.00 per member ($450.00 non-members)
$125.00 per spouse/guest

If registering for the Children's Program and Dinner:
$100 for first child
$75 for second child
$50 for additional children

Online Payment

Pay by Check

Register online here, and mail your payment separately.

Mail-in Registration

If you prefer to print & mail your registration, please see below.


The Hotel Hershey is an Historic Hotel with a AAA Four Diamond rating, offering panoramic views of the gardens and Hershey Valley.  The Hotel Hershey offers a variety of options for indoor and outdoor swimming, plus a sports complex featuring basketball, volleyball, and tennis courts.  There are engaging activities that guests of all ages will enjoy – miles of hiking trails, Segway tours, falconry and much more!  Hershey Park, Hershey’s Chocolate World and Zoo America are just a shuttle ride away.

Our educational programs will be held on Friday, June 23 and Saturday, June 24, and offer 6 CLE credits, including 1 Ethics credit.  Our Seminars will include a variety of topics and speakers, including experts.

Our events begin with a Welcome Reception on Thursday evening.  There will be a cocktail reception Friday evening, followed by dinner on your own.  After the Saturday morning program, our annual golf tournament will be held nearby.  On Saturday evening, we will hold our President Reception and Annual Banquet and Awards Dinner.


Thursday, June 22, 2017

3:00pm - 5:30pm: Registration

6:00pm - 7:00pm: Welcome Reception

Friday, June 23, 2017

7:30am: Breakfast

8:00am - 11:00am: Registration, Business Meeting and CLE Program

6:00pm - 10:00pm: Children's Program and Dinner

6:30pm - 7:30pm: Cocktail Reception

Saturday, June 24, 2017

7:30am: Breakfast Registration

8:00am - 11:00am: Registration, CLE Program

12:00pm: Golf Tournament (Hotel Hershey West Course)

6:00pm - 11:00pm: Children's Program and Dinner

6:30pm - 7:30pm: President's Reception

7:30pm - 11:30pm: 51st Annual Banquet and Awards Dinner

NJDA Annual Awards

The New Jersey Defense Association is seeking nominations for submission to the Board of Directors for the following awards:

  • Young Lawyer of the Year 2016-2017
  • Attorney of the Year 2016-2017

The following criteria will be considered by the Board:

Young Lawyer:

  1. Age 40 or less, or with less than 10 years of experience.

Young Lawyer and Attorney of the Year Nominations:

  1. Must be a member in good standing of the NJDA.
  2. The nominee must have made a substantial contribution to the NJDA and the legal community by means of participation in NJDA sponsored events; Seminar presentation; publication of legal articles; performance of charitable works and/or pro bono representation.

Please submit all nominations to no later than April 30, 2017.

The Hotel

Please identify as part of New Jersey Defense Association when making reservations.

All reservations must be made individually through the Hotel Hershey Reservation Department.

Standard Double Room            
$329.00 per room, per night

Hotel Rooms are subject to applicable state and local taxes.  Resort Fee included in room rate.

Cut-off date:  May 22, 2017
The Hotel will release the room block as of 4 p.m.  

After cut-off date, regular rates apply and rooms are subject to availability.

The Hotel Hershey
Hershey, PA

1-800-HERSHEY (1-800-437-7439)


All Convention Print-Outs

Each of the following links will open as a separate file.

Letter from the President

Registration Form

Program Itinerary

Hotel Reservation Form

NJDA Annual Awards

Earlier Event: June 1
Young Lawyers Seminar
Later Event: September 8
Trial Technology for the Defense