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. 




In addition to registering online, you may also email [email protected] to register for all events.


Due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, the D.C. Bar has decided to take precautionary measures to protect our members, our staff, and the community we serve. Beginning March 16, key Bar services will only be available online via videoconference.

May 21, 2020 — From Client to Court: The Basics of Running a Small Firm in 2020 (Online Only), presented by Ada Chan and Mark Rollins of the Rollins and Chan Law Firm.

During this program we will focus on all the steps from marketing to bringing the client through the door and thereafter. We will provide a review of the technology you need to make your practice paperless.


May 26, 2020 — How Do you Execute Estate Planning Instruments in the Pandemic?  (Online Only), presented by Sarah Moore Johnson of Birchstone Moore LLC.

During this program Ms. Johnson will cover the practical issues involved in creating and executing wills and other instruments under the D.C. Electronic Wills Act as well as developments in Maryland and Virginia.


May 27, 2020 — Virtual Practice and ADR with Sogand Zamani, of Zamani and Associates PLLC. (Online Only)

Learn about the practical aspects of family law settlement negotiation, mediation and collaborative practice during the pandemic in a 30-minute session with Sogand Zamani, family law specialist. Ms. Zamani and D.C. Bar PMAS staff will stay online after the program to continue the conversation and to answer questions.


May 28, 2020 — Going Remote in the Legal Industry (Online Only), presented by Julia Shapiro of Hire an Esquire.

This presentation will address remote work highlighting concerns unique to the legal industry. We'll cover topics ranging from technology and security to project management and the psychology of selecting and motivating your team while working remotely.


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 [email protected].