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:

December 3, 2015 - A Day in the Life of a Family Law Lawyer, presented by Sogand Zamani of Zamani and Associates PLLC. This session will explore a typical day for a family law lawyer building a successful practice in Washington, D.C. It will focus on the different types of family law practice, the nuts and bolts of starting the practice and the basics of practice and case management. Ways to build your business through effective marketing, social networking, using search engine optimization, gathering positive reviews and the production of blogs and other content will also be discussed.

December 10, 2015 - Networking 101 for Lawyers, presented by Ben Takis of Tax-Exempt Solutions PLLC. Whether you are leading your own small firm, a partner at a bigger firm, or an associate just starting your career, networking is an essential step in building a long-lasting and fulfilling career as a lawyer. Yet in law school and at most law firms, we are taught little about how to network effectively. During this presentation, Benjamin Takis will discuss methods for effective networking, including where to find and build connections, what to say at networking events and follow-up meetings, and how to cultivate relationships over the long term.

January 14, 2016 - 10 Most Expensive Tax Mistakes that Cost Attorneys Thousands, presented by Kim Bey of Bey & Associates. Experience has taught us that many small firm owners waste thousands of dollars every year in taxes they really don't need to pay. During this session you will learn key tax strategies including: how to avoid making the single most expensive tax mistake of all; how to slash the risk of an IRS audit: how to qualify for home office deductions; retirement saving strategies; how to make the most of meals, entertainment, and gifts; how to properly write-off family medical bills as a business expense; how to deduct kids' private school and college tuition; and much more!

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