Washington Getaway with the AABA

Washington Getaway with AABA 
March 11-12, 2023
JW Marriott Hotel

On behalf of the AABA and Bar President Hon. Kemp Hammond, we invite you to join us for the Washington Getaway with the AABA, an opportunity to take some time for yourself and connect with other AABA members.
We are excited to spend this weekend with you in the nearby District of Columbia, where we will enjoy gathering together for a guided tour of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, watch college basketball conference tournaments at Capital City Brewing Company and enjoy a delicious Sunday breakfast at the Elephant & Castle Pub.  We will stay at the JW Marriott Hotel, a venue with award-winning service and an exceptional location, situated on Pennsylvania Avenue, near the White House and the National Mall.
The Washington Getaway with the AABA is the perfect time to bring new energy and ideas to your legal career by enhancing your relationships with other members of the bar while having lots of fun!
We will have an educational program during brunch on Sunday morning that provides timely legal knowledge.

We hope you will join me and your fellow AABA members as we build friendships and create memories together!

12:00 p.m. Guided tour of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

 4:00 p.m. Hotel Check in
7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Watch ALL the Basketball Games at the Capital City Brewing Company.  We’ll have our own large room with lots of tv’s to watch the college basketball games
Order directly from their menu. 

7:30 p.m.
Into the Woods at the Kennedy Center (optional event with additional cost)
10:00 a.m.
Breakfast and CLE at the Elephant & Castle Pub  
Located in the heart of DC, just two blocks from the National Mall and Smithsonian Museums, the Washington Monument and the White House. 
Optional Events:   
Saturday, March 12, 12:00 p.m.
Guided tour of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history, and culture. It was established by an Act of Congress in 2003, following decades of efforts to promote and highlight the contributions of African Americans.
Saturday, March 12, 7:30 p.m.
Into the Woods at the Kennedy Center
Here’s a reason to be happy ever after... Following a sold-out engagement at New York City Center and a hugely acclaimed transfer to Broadway, Into the Woods is coming to the Kennedy Center. Directed by Lear de Bessonet (Hercules), this theatrical event honors Stephen Sondheim’s legendary memory and his Broadway masterpiece like never before.


Make Your Room Reservations at the JW Marriott now!
Our special conference room rate will be $258/night. 
To reserve your room visit the unique AABA Hotel Registration Portal

Room reservations must be made before February 22, 2023.
We recommend that you make your room reservations early as our room block is limited.  

Please refrain from attending the meeting if you have tested positive for COVID, are experiencing symptoms of COVID, or have been in close contact with someone who has COVID. If at any time during the meeting, you begin to experience symptoms of COVID, or are in contact with someone experiencing symptoms, please immediately leave the meeting and inform the AABA. If you test positive for COVID within 10 days after the meeting, please inform the AABA.