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MSBA Professional Excursion – February 14 – 20, 2021 – San Juan, 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!  

Program Details (More to Come)

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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 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.  
  • Service Project:  Give back to a community that is recovering from Hurricane Maria, by participating in a half-day service project.  
  • 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 included.

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

To book your stay at the Caribe Hilton, please visit the unique MSBA Registration Portal.  Rooms start at $1049.00/per person** for the week at the Caribe Hilton.  

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.

Cancellation Policy

Registration fees for the Puerto Rico excursion are fully refundable if cancelled at 30 days prior to the first day of the event.  Cancellation must be requested in writing and submitted to Doris Barnes ( or 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 approximately $1,049/per person (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.  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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February 14 - 20, 2021
12:00 pm - 12:00 pm EDT
Caribe Hilton
1 Calle San Gerónimo
San Juan, San Juan 00901 PR