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. All sessions take place from noon until 2:00 p.m. at the D.C. Bar (1101 K 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:

February 18, 2016 -- Fastcase 101, presented by Morgan Wright of Fastcase. This program provides an introduction, and general overview, of the features available with Fastcase legal research software, a free D.C. Bar Member Benefit. Fastcase is the leading, next-generation, legal research service that puts a comprehensive national law library and smarter and more powerful searching, sorting and visualization tools at your fingertips. As a D.C. Bar member, you can also sync your Fastcase mobile app to your desktop account. You also now have access to D.C. Bar-exclusive content!

February 25, 2016 -- What Small Firm Lawyers Need to Know about Malpractice Insurance, presented by Mike Mooney of USI Affinity. Selecting malpractice coverage is important for lawyers in a firm of any size. How much coverage is needed? How much should it cost? How does the cost of defense affect the premium and coverage? How can a fee dispute affect coverage? What happens if the lawyer changes providers? This informative program explores these topics and other issues such as: where malpractice claims originate; malpractice insurance policies; how to determine appropriate coverage; and selecting a carrier, policy, and broker.

March 10, 2016 -- A Day in the Life of a Criminal Defense Lawyer, presented by Mark Rollins of Rollins Law Firm. This session will focus on a typical day for a criminal defense lawyer in Washington, D.C., and on building a criminal defense practice. It will explore the different types of criminal law practice; the nuts and bolts of starting a criminal law practice; the basics of practice and case management; marketing; social networking and the use of search engine optimization; optimizing the use of reviews for your practice; and the production of blogs and other content.

For descriptions and handouts from recent 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 lunchandlearn@dcbar.org.