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Network Thursday, March 8 at the D.C. Bar, 901 4th Street NW, DC at 12 noon. The program is, Growing Your Practice: The Secret to Getting More of the Right Clients, with Mary Ellen Hickman. Register here!

Network Friday, March 9 at Faccia Luna, 2909 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA (Clarendon Metro) at 12:30 p.m. RSVP to steven@stevenkriegerlaw.com 

Network Friday, March 23 at Positano Ristorante, 4948 Fairmount Avenue, Bethesda (Bethesda Metro) at 12 Noon. RSVP to rsjillions@gmail.com

Law is a relationship business. Bring cards to share. 

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The D.C. Bar has moved.

We are in the new building at 901 Fourth Street NW, and all our live events will be at this location with the exception of our occasional off-site Lunch & Learn sessions.  Our CLE area in on the second floor and most conference rooms with our programs are on the third floor.  There is also a new member area, Member Connection, that is not yet open.  More information about the new building is here


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Small Firm Lunch and Learn Series

All programs begin at Noon.You may attend most in-person or by Zoom video conference. Register for any or all online or at lunchandlearn@dcbar.org.

March 8, 2018 – Growing Your Practice: The Secret to Getting More of the Right Clients, with Mary Ellen Hickman of Hickman Consulting Partners LLC. Learn how to identify your best client and how to engage them. Register here!

March 22, 2018 – How to Use an Office-On-Demand Service. Come to Carr Workplaces, 1717 K Street NW and learn how office-on-demand services work. Carr is a DC Bar member benefit.  (In-person only. Not available via Zoom video conference.)

The Lunch and Learn Series is here. New programs are added regularly. Recaps and materials from recent programs are here. If you have an idea for a program, let us know at: lunchandlearn@dcbar.org

 

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Basic Training & Beyond, is set for March 14 & 21 / 9:15 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Register: BasicTraining@dcbar.org 

 

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Save the Date! Our day-long educational event with 16 practical programs for lawyers and law firms is set for May 18, 2018. Registration will open in March 2018. Please stay tuned for more details.

From the Desks of Rochelle & Dan:

I’m headed to the ABA TECHSHOW in Chicago from March 7-10 and will be presenting two programs: 

  1. Collaboration in the Cloud
  2. Creating a fillable PDF Form

Follow me on Twitter while I’m at TECHSHOW: @attywashington

--Rochelle

If you are thinking of charging for initial consultations, consider using an Initial Consultation Agreement so that the scope and fee are crystal clear.  It’s a business decision as to whether you apply the initial consultation fee to the legal fee if you are hired.  If you want to see an initial consultation sample agreement, send me a request at dmills@dcbar.org If you receive the initial consultation fee by credit card in advance of the meeting, be sure it goes into your IOLTA.  Using LawPay, our member benefit, can make that possible.  Once it is earned, transfer it to your operating account.

--Dan

Have you read the new Legal Ethics Opinions on social media and lawyers? They are here: LEO 370 and LEO 371 

The new e-Manual for Basic Training & Beyond can be downloaded here

For more information on PMAS programs, click here

D.C. Bar CLE, Communities and Pro Bono Center

Continuing Legal Education programs are here.

Communities Events are here.

Pro Bono Center training programs are scheduled here

Dan & Rochelle

Daniel M. Mills| Assistant Director | 202.626.1312
Rochelle D. Washington | Senior Staff Attorney | 202.626.1317
Practice Management Advisory Service
District of Columbia Bar
1101 K Street NW 2nd Floor
Washington, DC 20005