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.

March 26, 2020 — The Easiest Ways to Increase Productivity – And Profitability – In Your Firm (Online Only) presented by Geoff Gilbert of Coach for Executives.

Why spend ten hours at work each day if your goal is to bill five? You shouldn’t have to spend this much time at work to reach your goals. During this program we will discuss what to do differently to get each day off to the best possible start, which activities to focus on first, and how to restructure each day to make sure that you achieve your goals. You’ll learn how to boost productivity for you and your team, increase the profitability of your firm, and still have time for a personal life. Geoff will also include tips on how to meet your goal for billable hours if you need to work from home and how you can protect your firm's profitability in this challenging time.


April 2, 2020 — What Solo and Small Firm Lawyers Need to Know about Malpractice and Cybersecurity Insurance (Online Only), presented by Mark LeFever 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? What is cyber coverage? This informative program will explore 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.


April 16, 2020 — How to Continue to Serve Your Clients While Social Distancing (Online Only), presented by Nakia Gray of Gray Legal, P.C.

In a matter of days, COVID-19 has completely changed how we operate our day to day lives. For lawyers who have traditionally worked full-time in a physical office, the sudden transition to being fully remote may be challenging. Nakia Gray has been successfully practicing law “virtually” for the last five years. Join us for this program where Nakia will share her favorite software, tools, applications, and marketing techniques. Her tips, which every lawyer can easily implement right now, will help you keep your law firms afloat during this pandemic.


April 23, 2020 — Top Technology Tools to Streamline Your Practice (Online Only), presented by Niki Black of MyCase.

During this talk you'll learn about new and innovative tools that will help you streamline your law practice. By thoughtfully implementing these emerging technologies, you'll save time and money, making you a more effective and more responsive lawyer.


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].