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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. 

 

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


Schedule:

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.


July 9, 2020 — Returning to work Safely Amid COVID-19, presented by Thomas B. Martin of Goldblatt Martin Pozen LLP and Nathan Finch of Motley Rice LLC.

During this program we will cover:

  • When to Return to the Workplace
    • ReOpen DC Stages
    • Mayor’s Orders
  • Preparing the Workplace for a Return to Work
    • Workplace Health and Safety Requirements and Guidance
    • ADA/DC Human Rights Act Issues
  • Managing COVID-19-Related Issues in the Workplace
    • Federal and D.C. Employment Protections Requirements
    • Responding to a Positive Case

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July 16, 2020 — Finding Your Footing: How to Stay Sane When Working from Home, presented by Niki Irish of the D.C. Bar Lawyer Assistance Program.

Working from home is often challenging, doing so now is a whole other story.  Are you noticing your productivity isn’t what you hoped it would be? Do you feel unfocused and overwhelmed?  You are not alone -- you are living through a pandemic!

Yet even in a pandemic there are steps you can take to help. This session will provide practical strategies to help with focus and organization, address ways to create healthy boundaries between work and home and explore evidence-based practices to manage stress.

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July 30, 2020 — Conducting Video Depositions Using Zoom, presented by Sundeep Hora of Alderman, Devorsetz & Hora PPLC.

During this program we will cover:

  • Understanding the pros and cons of remote depositions
  • Maintaining eye contact (keeping the deponent in the hot seat) during your examination
  • Using the Zoom interface and whether to upgrade to the commercial version
  • Managing exhibits including whether to use a technician provided by the court reporter
  • Using adequate lighting and backgrounds
  • Dealing with off-camera conduct such as lawyers feeding answer to the deponent

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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].