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September 28 - October 1

Not only is the Rhode Island Retreat an epic adventure, it is also a GREAT value!  The Graduate hotel is sumptuous and historic at an amazing rate.  Our receptions with heavy hors d’oevres are set overlooking the Providence River and downtown.  After breakfast, we depart for Newport and embark on our mimosa cruise of Narragansett Bay then hop on a trolley to tour the town famous for the summer mansions of American’s titans of industry during the Gilded Age—including a tour of The Breakers.  Saturday, enjoy a CLE on future financial planning before departing for Simmons Farm for a Goat Hike and Cuddling party.  Upon return to the Graduate, take a short walk to Café Nuovo for an epic end-of-retreat dinner front and center to a full lighting of WaterFire Festival.  All activities, food and CLE included in the registration price.

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Welcome Reception
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Summit or Parkview Terrace

8:00 am – 9:00 am

Grab & Go Lunch Provided
9:00 am – 9:15 am

Bus Departs for Newport, RI
9:30 am

Land & Sea Tour of Newport
11:15 am

Bus Departs Newport
5:00 pm

Cocktail Reception
6:00 am – 8:00 pm
Summit or Parkview Terrace

8:00 am – 9:00 am
Capital Ballroom

CLE/EC Meeting

Meredith Stoddard
Group Team Lead of Awareness and Engagement at Fidelity Investments
Placing a financial spin on this year’s theme of investing in the next generation, Meredith Stoddard, Fidelity Investment’s  Group Team Lead of Awareness and Engagement, will be joining the Family Law Section in Providence Rhode Island to speak about attendees can financially plan themselves and help their clients financially plan for major life events including caring for someone with special needs and disabilities, caring for aging loved ones, illness and injury, parenting, and aging well.
9:00 am – 10:30 am
Ocean State Room B

11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Capital Ballroom

Bus Departs for Simmons Farm
12:00 pm
Simmons Farm

Activities at  Simmons Farm
12:45 pm – 3:45 pm
Simmons Farm

Bus Departs to Graduate Hotel
4:00 pm

Dinner at Café Nuovo
5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Café Nuovo, One Citizens Plaza, Providence, RI


September 28
October 1
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The Graduate, Providence, RI
11 Dorrance Street
Providence, RI 02903 United States
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The business of the Family Law Section, whether informal or formal, shall not be recorded in any manner, through any medium, at any time by any participants without the prior written consent from the Section Chair. However, if you are a person with a disability who needs accommodations in order to participate in Section activities, you are entitled to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Family Law Section Chair at least seven (7) days before the event to request accommodations.