Mardi Gras Madness CLE in Washington, D.C.

Mardi Gras Madness CLE in Washington, D.C.

CLE Location: Renaissance DuPont Circle, 1143 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, DC 20037

6.00 CLE Hours  – Including 1 Hour Each of Ethics & Professionalism

January 22nd – January 23rd, 2016


Friday, January 22, 2016

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. “Maritime Update”

Michael Harowski, Invited Speaker


1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.  

“Protect Your Throws: Intellectual Property Issues and Mardi Gras Krewes”

Sharonda R. Williams and Dana M. Douglas


2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

“Throw Me Somethin’ Mister: Mardi Gras Parades and Tort Liability”

Hon. Angelique A. Reed, Hon. Yvette Alexander, Cherrell Simms


3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

“Local, State, and Federal Legislative Updates”

Congressman Cedric Richmond, State Representative J.P. Morrell, City Councilwoman Nadine Ramsey, and Coleman Ridley


Saturday, January 23, 2016

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

“Do Diversity and Inclusion Issues Implicate Ethical Rules?” (Ethics CLE)

Hon. Paula Brown and Hon. Regina Woods


11:00 a.m. – noon 

“Keeping Mardi Gras Madness Out of the Courtroom” (Professionalism CLE)

Hon. U. Gene Thibodeaux, Chief Judge;  and Hon. Edwin Lombard

For more information, contact Sharonda R. Williams, CLE Chair, at or Click Here to go to the Martinet information and registration page