Women's Bench/Bar Retreat
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2020 ISBA Women's Bench/Bar Retreat

2/28/2020 to 3/1/2020
When: Feb. 28-March 1, 2020
Where: River Terrace Inn
1600 Soscol Avenue
Napa, California  94559
United States
Contact: Leah Baker

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ISBA Women's Bench/Bar Retreat

Feb. 28-March 1, 2020 ~ Napa

Navigating '19 in Napa Valley

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The ISBA's Women in the Law Committee invites you to attend the 19th Annual Women's Bench Bar Retreat at the beautiful River Terrace Inn in Napa, CA. Don't miss this opportunity to join fellow judges and lawyers from around the state for great education programs and networking opportunities! Click here for suggested Things to Do in Napa. For suggestions on how to get to Napa, click here


You are invited to bring a guest to the retreat. Guests attend at a discounted rate and do not participate in CLE programming.


 Event Highlights

  • Nine hours of CLE programming pending approval
  • Welcome reception held on the beautiful outdoor terrace of River Terrace Inn 
  • Optional tour and tasting of Pine Ridge Vineyard (additional fee)
  • Free time to explore the area on your own or with other attendees
  • CLE topics including litigation, real estate issues, municipal “war stories,” wealth strategies for financial security, and more
  • Speakers including Thomas Bodin (CFA, CFP, Buckingham Strategic Wealth), Hon. Steven H. David, Debra Lynch Dubovich, Michael J. Jasaitis, Thomas M. McDermott (Mayor, City of Hammond), Hon. Diane K. Schneider, Joel A. Schneider, Kevin C. Smith (Corporate Counsel, City of Hammond), Alexandra S. Sylvia, Ann Marie Waldron, and more


Friday, Feb. 28

  • 1:30 - 3 p.m.: Pine Ridge Vineyard Tour & Tasting

The per person cost includes a welcome wine followed by a 30 minute tour and then a tasting of 4 wines with a cheese and charcuterie platter. The length of this experience is 1.5 hours. Pine Ridge is located approx. 15 minutes from the River Terrace Inn. Transportation is not included so we encourage attendees to uber or lyft. Learn more about Pine Ridge Vineyard >>

  • Welcome reception held on the beautiful outdoor terrace of River Terrace Inn (evenings in Napa can be chilly during this time of year so we encourage you to dress accordingly for this outdoor event.) 


Saturday, Feb. 29

  • Breakfast (included with River Terrace Inn room)
  • Morning: CLE programming
  • Lunch (included with registration fee)
  • Afternoon: CLE programming
  • Dinner on your own


Sunday, March 1

  • Breakfast (included with River Terrace Inn room)
  • CLE Programming until about noon




Hotel Information

River Terrace Inn is a riverfront boutique hotel (see above photos) situated in a peaceful natural setting yet within easy walking distance to various tasting rooms & restaurants in downtown Napa as well as The Culinary Institute of America and Oxbow Public Market. Please note: the hotel group rate is sold out. Downtown Napa offers a variety of places to stay...below are some hotels located near the River Terrace Inn:

  • Napa River Inn
  • Napa Valley Hotel & Suites
  • Archer Hotel & Napa
  • Andaz Hotel - Hyatt
  • Hotel Napa Valley
  • The Inn on First
  • Embassy Suites by Hilton

River Terrace has a nightly $25 plus tax Destination Fee valued up to $150, which includes:

  • Complimentary daily continental breakfast in the on-site restaurant ALBA 
  • Onsite Self & Valet Parking
  • High Speed Wi-Fi
  • Bottled water upon arrival
  • A taste of local Napa wine upon arrival
  • 10% OFF Wine Train excursions and retail merchandise
  • Exclusive access to Napa’s private cooking club, Kitchen Collective (reservations required)
  • Infused water and daily newspapers in the lobby
  • In-Room Keurig Coffee
  • 24/7 Access to the Fitness Center
  • 24/7 Access and Printing at the Business Center


    Pricing details

    Registration Fee

    All attendees must pay the registration fee, which includes 9 hours of CLE programming, the welcome reception and lunch on Saturday. Complete your registration by clicking the orange button on the top of this page.


    Early registration (Nov. 15 and before)

    ISBA Member: $300

    Non-Member: $375

    Guest: $175

    Standard registration (Nov. 16 and later)

    ISBA Member: $350

    Non-Member: $425

    Guest: $200



    Pine Ridge Vineyard Tour & Tasting

    Attendees are invited to experience a tour and tasting of Pine Ridge Vineyard. This is an additional fee that may be added on during the registration process.

    Tour & snacks (no tasting): $45

    Tour, snacks, & tasting: $85



    Hotel Accommodations

    Attendees are responsible for booking and paying for their hotel rooms.


    River Terrace Inn ISBA rate: $199/night (plus a $25/night Destination Fee)

    Reserve by calling River Terrace Inn at (866) 627-2386 or online by clicking here. Be sure to provide the group code 60C06K in order to receive the discounted ISBA group rate. Note: the deadline to reserve your room at the group rate is February 6, 2020 or until the room block is sold out, whichever occurs first.  


    Attendees are responsible for travel arrangements to, during, and from the retreat.



    Cancellation Policy

    Refunds will be issued for cancellations received in writing on or before February 14, 2020 and are subject to a $25 processing fee. Refunds will not be granted after February 14, 2020 nor will they be given for no-shows after the conference. If you are unable to attend but would like to send someone in your place, contact Kristin Owens at 317.639.5465.


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