Use the options below to register for this year's Convention.
NOTE: Your reservation with the hotel must be made separately, before May 28, 2018.
$350.00 per member ($450.00 non-members)
$125.00 per spouse/guest
Pay by Check
Register online here, and mail your payment separately.
If you prefer to print & mail your registration, please see below.
Nestled in the mountains surrounding Lake Placid, NY, Whiteface Lodge is located in the heart of the Adirondacks. The Lodge offers the idyllic setting you would expect to find at the “Northeast’s Best Mountain Resort.” It has received numerous awards including being named to Condé Nast Traveler’s Gold List. I encourage you to visit the hotel’s website, www.thewhitefacelodge.com, to check out the beautiful grounds, suite accommodations, and abundant amenities.
Our educational programs will be held on Friday, June 29 and Saturday, June 30, and offer 6 CLE credits, including 1 Ethics credit. I am excited to announce that this year’s Convention will include a keynote-presentation by Matthew G. Moffett, Esq., Past President of the Georgia Defense Lawyers Association, who will discuss defense strategies for combating the plaintiff bar’s use of “reptile theory.” The CLE programs will also include presentations related to accident reconstruction, plaintiff’s growing attempts to disguise non-economic damages as economic damages, marijuana in the workplace, controlling your witness during cross-examination, construction liens, important cases decided within the past year and ethics.
Our events begin with a Welcome Reception on Thursday evening. The annual golf tournament will take place Friday afternoon, and on Friday evening, we will enjoy a lakeside cocktail reception followed by dinner on your own at the Lodge or any of Lake Placid’s delicious restaurants. Your Saturday afternoon is free to enjoy as you wish, see Lake Placid’s Olympic venues, hike in the Adirondacks, or relax at the Spa with a 15% discount. On Saturday evening, we will hold our President’s Reception and Annual Banquet and Awards Dinner.
Thursday, June 28, 2018
3:00pm - 5:30pm: Registration
6:00pm - 7:00pm: Welcome Reception
Friday, June 29, 2018
7:30am - 8:00am: Breakfast and Registration
8:00am - 11:00am: Business Meeting and CLE Program
12:00pm: Golf Tournament
6:00pm - 9:00pm: Children's Program and Dinner
6:30pm - 7:30pm: Cocktail Reception
Saturday, June 30, 2018
7:30am - 8:00am: Breakfast and Registration
8:00am - 11:00am: CLE Program
6:00pm - 11:00pm: Children's Program and Dinner
6:30pm - 7:30pm: President's Reception
7:30pm - 11:30pm: 52nd 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 2017-2018
- Attorney of the Year 2017-2018
The following criteria will be considered by the Board:
- Age 40 or less, or with less than 10 years of experience.
Young Lawyer and Attorney of the Year Nominations:
- Must be a member in good standing of the NJDA.
- 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, 2018.
All reservations must be made individually through the Whiteface Lodge Reservation Department. All accommodations at the Whiteface Lodge are suites with a living area and kitchen.
In addition to the 15% spa discount for our group, the hotel offers the following complimentary amenities:
- Self and valet parking
- In-room high-speed wireless internet state of the art health and fitness center
- Heated indoor/outdoor swimming pool and hot tubs
- Traditional and platform tennis courts
- Nature trail
- Catch-and-release fishing pond
- Lakefront activities at The Canoe Club
- 56-seat surround sound movie theater
- Game room with billiards, shuffleboard, air hockey, foosball and bowling lanes
- Old fashioned ice cream parlor
- Nightly family campfire with S’mores
- “Cigar and cognac” outdoor lean-tos
- 24-hour room service
One Bedroom Suite
$350.00 per room, per night
Two Bedroom Suite
$525.00 per room, per night
Three Bedroom Suite
$745.00 per room, per night
Hotel Rooms are subject to applicable state and local taxes. Resort Fee included in room rate.
Cut-off date: May 28, 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.
Additional Accommodations at the Crowne Plaza
Please identify as being part of NJ Defense Association
Thursday, June 28, 2018: $159.00 per room
Friday, June 29, 2018: $229 per room
Saturday, June 30, 2018: $229 per room
All rooms are double rooms with 2 queen beds. Rates subject to applicable taxes and fees.