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: 

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

February 7, 2019 — A Day in the Life of an Immigration Lawyer, by Jonelle Ocloo of the Law Offices of Jonelle Ocloo. The issue of immigration is constantly in the news. Recently there have been a lot of changes to immigration policy in the United States. Have you thought about getting into immigration law or expanding your immigration law practice? This session will provide information about being an immigration lawyer and building an immigration law practice in Washington, D.C. Topics will include: the nuts and bolts of starting an immigration law practice, the various niches within this practice area, how to keep up with the fast-paced changes in the law, common mistakes and pitfalls, the basics of practice and case management, as well as marketing and business development advice. 

To register for this program, please send an e-mail to

February 21, 2019 — A Day in the Life of a Family Law Lawyer, by Sogand Zamani of Zamani & Associates PLLCThis session will explore a typical day for a family law lawyer building a successful practice in Washington, D.C. We'll focus on the different types of family law practice, the nuts and bolts of starting the practice and the basics of practice and case management. Ways to build your business through effective marketing, social networking, using search engine optimization, gathering positive reviews and the production of blogs and other content will also be discussed.

To register for this program, please 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