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-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:

July 30, 2015 -- Fastcase 101, presented by Morgan Wright of Fastcase. This program will provide 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. For details on the latest version of the Fastcase app (Version 3.0), check out http://www.fastcase.com/fastcase-legal-research-app-update-ios8/

August 6, 2015 -- Using Analytics to Give Your Firm a Strategic Advantage, presented by Ed Walters of Fastcase. The entire world is changing, as industries as diverse as advertising, stock trading, medicine, and sports are using analytics to achieve maximum results, often in unexpected ways. Is there any reason to believe law is different? Fastcase CEO Ed Walters will discuss new tools to understand law better, from contract drafting to forum shopping, and from case valuation to legal research. Lawyers are notoriously late adopters, but a new wave of legal tech companies is using tools like citation analysis, data visualization, and big data to gain new insights into practice. This session will explore the frontiers of these tools in practice, and how you can use Moneyball for lawyering today. 

August 20, 2015 -- 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 will explore topics and issues such as where malpractice claims originate; malpractice insurance policies; how to determine appropriate coverage; and selecting a carrier, policy, and broker.

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 pmas@dcbar.org