Lawyers who want to learn how to run a solo practice or small firm may attend the next available Basic Training & Beyond (formerly Basic Training) session offered on November 13 by the D.C. Bar Practice Management Advisory Service. Early registration is encouraged for this popular class.
The small, interactive program will cover topics such as business plans, client issues, employees, fees and agreements, office operations, marketing, planning for the unexpected, where to find help, and thinking and productivity tools.
Faculty also will discuss communications and problem solving, file creation, client selection and intake, types of fee arrangements, marketing on a shoestring budget, and smart marketing.
Basic Training consists of two full–day sessions. Part One covers getting an office up and going in D.C. and planning issues. Part Two covers the business of lawyering including marketing, client relations, and productivity. Future sessions are set for:
October 16—Part One (waitlist only); October 23—Part Two (waitlist only); November 13—Part One; November 20—Part Two; December 11—Part One; and December 18—Part Two.