MSBA Professional Excursion – February 19-25, 2023 – Puerto Rico


Reserve Your Spot Now!

Join the MSBA for the 2023 Professional Excursion in Puerto Rico.

Attend the MSBA Professional Excursion in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and receive a week of learning, connections, noteworthy local speakers, and service opportunities and more for just $479.*

The MSBA is taking a new approach to its annual Professional Excursion to provide flexibility and affordability.  This year’s excursion will be to San Juan, Puerto Rico, and will be focused on providing unique learning, networking, and service opportunities for attendees. The host resort is the fabulous Caribe Hilton. This home to the original piña colada is an expansive resort that offers the perfect combination of relaxing beaches, exhilarating activities, convenient amenities, and access to the culture of downtown San Juan!  

Thanks to our VIP attendees, there’s no other place where you can network with and learn from leaders in the profession, including your MSBA leadership, in this amazing location.

Brandon Etheridge Brian Frosh Robert Spagnoletti Donald Tobin Ronald Weich
Brandon Etheridge
Baltimore Ravens General Counsel
Brian Frosh
Attorney General of Maryland
Robert Spagnoletti
Former Attorney General for DC
and current CEO of the DC Bar
Donald Tobin
Former Dean University of Maryland
School of Law
Ronald Weich
Dean of University of Baltimore
School of Law


Book Early & Book with Confidence:

  • Only 40 rooms available at the resort
  • Your registration is fully refundable 30-days our from the conference


Program Details (More to Come)

The Professional Excursion event includes daily learning, networking receptions with attorneys and judges from the Bar Association of Puerto Rico, a farewell dinner and a service project.  Here’s a sample of the type of programming and events to expect:

  • Welcome Reception:  During this meet & greet, attendees will be welcomed by MSBA President David Shapiro and Past-Presidents Natalie McSherry & Hon. Mark F. Scurti.  You’ll also learn about the resort amenities, receive a brief overview of the week, and get a chance to learn more about fellow attendees.  
  • Monday – Thursday – Daily CLE – 9:00am – 11:00am:  Learn about emerging legal issues from your colleagues, hear from local speakers, and participate in round tables on the state of the legal profession in Maryland.  
  • Cocktail Reception with the Bar Association of Puerto Rico:  Meet & mingle with local attorneys and judges.  
  • Farewell Dinner:  Relax and enjoy dinner with your colleagues as the Professional Excursion comes to a close and we say goodbye to one another until we meet again back in Maryland.
  • Daily breakfast (M-F) included for all attendees and paid guests.

During the week there will be opportunities (additional costs may apply) for nearby golf, historic site tours in Old San Juan, the rainforest, water tours and sports, and a planned group excursion to the Bacardi Distillery where you will have the opportunity to tour and taste the island’s iconic rum.  More details of this event coming soon.  Please return to this site as information is updated and for exciting announcements.

Book Your Stay

The MSBA has negotiated group rates at the fabulous Caribe Hilton.  Rooms start at $319/night.

Please contact Caribe Hilton and mention that you are staying as part of the MSBA Professional Excursion to book your stay by calling: Phone: 787-721-0303 or Toll Free: 1-800-445-8667. 

To make your reservation online please click here.

CLE and most events will be held at the Caribe Hilton but under the new format, attendees may also elect to stay at the property of their choice.

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is optional but recommended. Attendees can obtain travel insurance through a variety of entities.  Click here to access a helpful resource to price and compare travel insurance options.

Puerto Rico Travel Guidelines

MSBA follows the most recent CDC Guidelines, Maryland State Regulations, and venue specific regulations for all in-person events.

If you feel unwell, are experiencing Covid-19 symptoms, or are Covid-positive, please stay home.

Information on the latest requirements and other travel guidelines for Puerto Rico can be found at

Cancellation Policy

Registration fees for the Puerto Rico excursion are fully refundable if cancelled at least 30 days prior to the first day of the event.  Cancellation must be requested in writing and submitted to Anna Sholl ( See additional information regarding hotel cancellation below.


* Air and Accommodations are not included.  Highly preferred rates with the Caribe Hilton have been negotiated.

** Rooms start at $319 per night (based on double occupancy in standard Beach Wing rooms.) A deposit of one night’s stay will be taken at the time of booking. The deposit is refundable up to 30 days prior to the start of the conference, and attendees must contact the hotel directly to execute cancellation and reimbursement of deposits. Please contact the hotel for additional information on room selection, rates, and cancellation – 1-800-445-8667. Please mention that you are traveling with the MSBA group.

Caribe Hilton
1 Calle San Gerónimo
San Juan, San Juan 00901 PR
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Event Information
February 19 - 25, 2023
12:00 pm - 12:00 pm EDT
Caribe Hilton
1 Calle San Gerónimo
San Juan, San Juan 00901 PR