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: 

October 11, 2018 — Fastcase 101, presented by Jeffrey Asjes, Product Manager and Software Development Attorney at Fastcase. This program will provide an introduction, and general overview, of the features available with Fastcase, 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.

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

October 18, 2018 Blockchain: 3 Ways to Make it Pay, presented by Aaron Pease of Highbridge Law Firm, LLP. During this program we will discuss:

  • The Basics (Blockchain, Smart Contracts, Cryptocurrencies, Tokens, DAOs and why you need to understand this technology);
  • Counseling Clients in Blockchain (Learn the market sectors with low hanging fruit where your clients can capitalize); 
  • Talking to Lawyers (and Judges) about Blockchain (How blockchain will affect litigation and business relationships); and  
  • The Technology Adoption Curve (How long before blockchain becomes ubiquitous).

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

October 25, 2018 — Improve Your Negotiation Effectiveness Now, led by Susan Borke of BorkeWorks. Being prepared for a negotiation often makes a real difference in its ultimate success, so why do so many people fail to take this most important step? There are many excuses but they all boil down to this: most people really don't know how. 

In this presentation, you'll learn a practical, easy to implement approach to use when preparing for negotiations. This presentation includes how Ms. Borke and others have used the 3 R's of effective negotiation preparation successfully. Once you understand and begin to practice the process, you'll reap the benefits of being a more effective negotiator.
To register for this program, click here or send an e-mail to

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