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ABA Recognizes PMAS for ‘Small Firm Course’

June 22, 2015

The American Bar Association (ABA) Standing Committee on Professionalism has recognized the D.C. Bar Practice Management Advisory Service (PMAS) with the E. Smythe Gambrell Professionalism Award for its “Successful Small Firm Practice Course.” 

The award will be presented at a joint luncheon of the National Association of Bar Executives, the National Conference of Bar Presidents, and the National Conference of Bar Foundations on July 31 in Chicago. 

The course is honored for supporting, fortifying, and training attorneys, with little or no experience in managing a law practice, who have moved into a small firm practice. In a letter notifying PMAS of the upcoming award, the committee specifically highlighted the course’s emphasis on processes ensuring compliance with the essential duties of a lawyer.

PMAS Senior Staff Attorney “Rochelle Washington and I are truly pleased that the ABA has recognized the D.C. Bar’s commitment to serving its members,” said Daniel M. Mills, assistant director of the PMAS. “As presenters of the course, we know how important it is to lawyers who are starting, managing, or growing a law firm and how difficult those tasks are in today’s market. Our bar is unique in its commitment to members who benefit from the course.”

Developed and presented by Mills and Washington, the free 10-week course provides attorneys with the information they need to compete and thrive while adhering to ethics in the modern-day legal profession.

The next “Successful Small Firm Practice Course” series runs from August 17 to November 2. Daytime brown bag luncheon sessions take place from 12 to 2 p.m., and evening sessions take place from 6 to 8 p.m. at the D.C. Bar Conference Center, 1101 K Street NW, first floor. Participants may register for any or all of the sessions.

Click here for more information, including a full schedule of upcoming courses.