Practice Management Advisory Service

Small Firm Lunch and Learn Series

Lunch and Learn

The Practice Management Advisory Service of the D.C. Bar presents the Small Firm Lunch and Learn Series. Each program in this series will explore a topic of particular interest to members who are starting, managing, or growing law firms in the District of Columbia. Most sessions take place from noon until 2:00 p.m. at the D.C. Bar (901 4th Street, NW) and are free to Bar members and their staff. This is a brown bag event. Attendees may bring their own lunch. Beverages are served. Here is more information about each of the programs in the upcoming Lunch and Learn series.

Lunch and Learn Series Schedule: 

March 8, 2018 — Growing Your Practice: The Secret to Getting More of the Right Clientspresented by Mary Ellen Hickman of Hickman Consulting Partners LLC. During this session attendees will learn:

  • How to identify the right client;
  • How to determine the best sources of those clients (based on personal experience or typical good sources of business for their particular practice area);
  • How to increase the number of good clients they get from those sources; and 
  • Whether or not they needed to expand those sources.

Register here!

March 22, 2018  —   How to Use an Office-On-Demand ServiceCome to Carr Workplaces, 1717 K Street NW and learn how office-on-demand services work. During this program, held at a Carr Workplace office on-demand location, members will discover and explore: how other lawyers use Carr's on-demand offices; the services and packages offered (including specials for D.C. Bar members); how mail and phone calls are handled; the security and confidentiality protocols used; and how to maximize on the services offered. You will also enjoy a special group tour of the facility! (In-person only. Not available via Zoom video conference.) Register here!

April 5, 2018 — What Small Firm Lawyers Need to Know about Malpractice Insurancepresented by Mike Mooney of USI Affinity. Selecting malpractice coverage is important for lawyers in a firm of any size. How much coverage is needed? How much should it cost? How does the cost of defense affect the premium and coverage? How can a fee dispute affect coverage? What happens if the lawyer changes providers? This informative program will explore these topics and other issues such as: where malpractice claims originate; malpractice insurance policies; how to determine appropriate coverage; and selecting a carrier, policy, and broker. Register here!

For materials from past Lunch and Learn programs click here.

To register or for more information on this program and other services offered by the Practice Management Advisory Service you may contact: Daniel M. Mills, assistant director, or Rochelle D. Washington, senior staff attorney, at