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Friday, May 4, 2018 at 8:00 AM PDT
Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 5:00 PM PDT

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Meritage Resort & Spa 
875 Bordeaux Way
Napa, CA 94558

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The Meritage Resort & Spa is an idyllic Napa Valley luxury 4 star, 4 diamond resort set against rolling hills with its own private vineyards.

 Meritage Resort


Call 855-318-1768 and reference AAML or click here to book and receive the special group rate ($295).


Please note: a $25/night resort fee will be added to your room charge. Resort fee includes: welcome bottle of wine; bottled waters refreshed daily; local and 800 number toll free calls; daily newspaper; access to credit card phone numbers; resort business center and fax service; in-room high-speed Internet access; wireless Internet access in all public areas; valet and self-parking; use of resort fitness facilities; evening downtown Napa shuttle; shuttle to Eagle Vines and Chardonnary golf courses using Hotel vehicles.



Nancy Seley 
AAML-Northern California Chapter 


Please join us for the 42nd Annual AAML –Northern California Chapter Symposium in Napa!  This year’s Pre-Symposium and Symposium offer three days of cutting-edge family law legal education and fun-filled opportunities to network with colleagues, all in a world class location!

Open to everyone—AAML Fellows and non-Fellows alike, this year’s annual Pre-Symposium and Symposium provide up to 17.0 hours of MCLE and Legal Specialization continuing education credit for family lawyers.  The Pre-Symposium—Mediation Institute—on Friday provides 8.0 hours of credit focused on mediation issues pertinent to mediators, litigators, and consulting attorneys.

 Join us on Friday evening at the complimentary Welcome Reception in the beautiful Meritage Wine Cave, featuring a tribute to Napa and Sonoma Valley wines, along with plenty of hors d'oeuvres!



The Symposium Keynote Speaker, Esther Perel, a psychotherapist and New York Times best-selling author of Mating in Captivity and The State of Affairs: Rethinking Infidelity, will present on Saturday on “Infidelity, Marriage and Divorce.”  A dynamic speaker, Ms. Perel’s 2013 TED talk titled “The secret to desire in a long-term relationship” has received over 11 million views.

The Symposium schedule on Saturday and Sunday allow for you to have time to explore and enjoy the Napa Valley region in the afternoons.


Do not miss Club Cubano on Saturday night at the Meritage.  Enjoy Cuban cocktails and dinner with Bay Area sensations, Fito Reinoso’s 8 piece Cuban salsa band, and Salsa Vale Todo, salsa rueda dancers who will not only perform, but also teach us the incredibly fun, Rueda de Casino, a group salsa circle dance developed in Cuba in the 1950’s.  

To top it all off, you can watch a Cuban cigar roller create a cigar right before your eyes, from tobacco from only Cuban seed, grown in the climates of Honduras, Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic, ensuring they mirror the best cigars out of Cuba!  You can even try your hand at rolling your own if you wish!  This Cuban salsa party, our first of its kind, promises a unique evening of fun! 

We have secured special pricing for your stay at the idyllic Napa Valley luxury 4-star, 4-diamond resort, the Meritage Resort and Spa.  Reserve early by calling 707-251-1900 and reference AAML to reserve the special group rate of $295 per night, plus a $25 resort fee.  Resort fee includes: welcome bottle of wine, bottled waters refreshed daily, local and 800 number toll free calls, daily newspaper, business center, in room high-speed Internet access, wireless Internet access in all public areas, valet and self-parking, resort fitness facilities, free evening downtown Napa shuttle, and shuttle to Eagle Vines and Chardonnay golf courses!

See column at left for booking information. 

Please click on the link below to register or RSVP.