Bar Weekend 2017

The Anne Arundel Bar Association invites you to join us for this weekend of education, networking, relaxation and fun. In March, we will host our biennial Bar Weekend at a spectacular new location, the Salamander Resort and Spa. Bar Weekend is an opportunity to bring new energy and ideas to your legal career and enhance your relationships with other members of the bar, while enjoying the beauty and amenities of this resort location.

• About the Salamander Resort
• Room Reservations
• Program of Events
• Legal Education Sessions
• Add-On Activities
• Nearby Attractions
Childcare and Family Activities

Download the Bar Weekend Brochure


About the Salamander Resort and Spa

You may not yet be familiar with Salamander, but once you visit you will never forget it. Established in 2013, this tranquil, equestrian-themed resort is located in the historic town of Middleburg, Virginia, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains—just 80 miles from Annapolis.

The hotel features spacious guest rooms with elegant décor and inspiring views of the Grand Lawn or countryside. Bar Weekend is an opportunity to visit this amazing resort and stay for rates that are less than half the usual rate.

Salamander Resort has two restaurants, Harrimans and Gold Cup, offering the finest in locally sourced cuisine. 

The Salamander Spa features private stone treatment terraces, aromatic steam rooms, a full-service salon, and a secluded spa courtyard with an infinity edge relaxation pool. For more information on treatments and services, visit the Salamander Spa website.

The Salamander Resort is the site of one of the finest equestrian facilities and programs in the country, offering a wide range of activities including riding lessons for children and adults, trail rides, polo lessons and even yoga on horseback.

In addition Salamander offers a full menu of resort activities including:

• Bike Rentals and Trails
• Clay Shooting
• Croquet
• Falconry First Hand
• Golf at Nearby Clubs
• Guided Nature and History Walks
• Paintball
• Tree-Top Zip Tours

For more information about the Salamander Resort, please visit their website or call (855) 420-8450.
Room Reservations

Our special conference room rate will be $219/night for an Estate King or Estate Double Queen room—less than half the hotel’s usual rate. To reserve your room, call (844) 768-0868. You must reserve your room by February 3, 2017. Mention that you are with the Anne Arundel Bar Association in order to get the discounted room rate.

We recommend that you make your room reservations immediately, as we expect a high demand. AABA members may reserve up to 2 rooms at the discounted rate (per member registered for Bar Weekend).

Also, be sure to make dinner reservation for Friday evening at Harriman’s or in Middleburg. Gold Cup at Salamander offers dinner on a first-come, first-served basis.

Program of Events


Registration and Welcome Cocktail Reception  6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Pick up your registration packet and then meet your fellow Bar Weekend participants at a relaxing Welcome Cocktail Reception. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and drinks. Attire: Casual

After-Party at Gold Cup
Join members of the Bar Weekend Committee for lively conversation and camaraderie. Attire: Casual


Continental Breakfast  7:30 – 9:00 a.m.

Keynote Presentation  8:30 – 10:15 a.m.
Presenter: Richard T. Gillespie, Executive Director, Mosby Heritage Area Association

Discover the rich history of the northern Piedmont of Virginia and the town of Middleburg in particular, where young George Washington surveyed nearby
lands, Confederate General J.E.B. Stuartset up his headquarters, and President John F. Kennedy and his wife Jackie built a family retreat.

Legal Education Sessions  10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
View the legal education sessions here

Add-On Activities/Time on Your Own  1:00 - 7:00 p.m.
View the optional add-on activities

Cocktail Reception and Dinner  7:00 - 9:00 p.m.


Farewell Breakfast  8:30 – 10:00 a.m.
Join us for a lively Farewell Breakfast, including a live game show presentation starring AABA members. Door prizes will be given out. Attire: Casual