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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: 

December 6, 2018 — Automation in Word and Outlook, by Chelsey Lambert of Lex Tech Review. Do you find yourself using the same sentences, paragraphs, clauses or signature lines in your documents and emails? Quick Parts in Microsoft Word and Outlook gives you the tools you need to turn these commonly used items into a powerful library of insert-able text. We'll tackle template options, and format fixes to help you save time by creating documents, letters or work-product in a flash. 

Bonus! We'll also cover a handful of programs that integrate with Microsoft Word and Outlook that supercharge your automation capabilities. 

To register for this program, click here or send an e-mail to

December 13, 2018 — Hands-on with Fastcase, by David Nayer of Fastcase. During this (in-person only) program, Mr. Nayer will explore search methods and techniques to achieve better search results and lead attendees through a step-by-step, hands-on, experience using Fastcase's many tools and features. Fastcase is a Bar member benefit and the leading next-generation legal research service that puts a comprehensive national law library and smarter and more powerful searching, sorting, and visualization tools right at your fingertips. The Fastcase collection includes cases, statutes, regulations, court rules, and constitutions. Fastcase also provides access to a newspaper archive, legal forms, and a one-stop PACER search of federal filings through our content partners. Bring your laptop, log into your Fastcase account and get help with research issues.

To register for this program, click here or send an e-mail to

January 17, 2019 — Outsourcing 101 for Lawyers, by Dina Lynch Eisenberg of OutsourceEasier. Are you tired of doing everything? Has your practice become unsustainable? Do you want to scale up in 2019 without adding overhead? Use Outsourcing to grow your law practice and reclaim your time. 

During this program, you'll identify the projects that you can easily delegate, understand how outsourcing marketplaces work and discover the steps to getting exactly the outcome you want at the price point that you want. Kick off your new year right and join in! 

To register for this program click here or send an e-mail to

January 24, 2019 — How to Leverage Virtual Assistance and Contract Attorneys to Increase Profits, by Nakia Gray of Gray Legal, P.C.  Ms. Gray actively uses contract lawyers and virtual staff in her practice. During this program, Ms. Gray will share valuable insights on how you can incorporate these resources in your firm. She will share best practices and deliver practical advice on how to hire and use virtual staff and contract lawyers to help you scale up your small firm 

To register for this program, click here or send an e-mail to

For information and materials from past events, 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