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.


September 12, 2019 — What Small Firm Lawyers Need to Know about Malpractice and Cybersecurity Insurance , presented by Greg Cooke 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. 



September 26, 2019 — iPhone Forensics: An Update on Capabilities from the Trenches, by Mike Maschke of Sensei Enterprises.
Year after year, Apple continues to release new hardware models and updates to its iOS operating system. Digital forensic capabilities have grown over time and now we are able to recover more data than ever that may be vital to your case. Come learn about the some of the new types of information that forensics can uncover, along with updates on capabilities to recover communications and other important user generated data.


October 10, 2019 — Fastcase 101, presented by Matthew Geary of Fastcase. This program will provide an introduction, and general overview, of the features available with Fastcase, a Bar member benefit and the leading next-generation legal research service that puts a comprehensive national law library and smarter and more powerful searching, sorting, and visualization tools right at your fingertips. The Fastcase collection includes cases, statutes, regulations, court rules, and constitutions. Fastcase also provides access to a newspaper archive, legal forms, and a one-stop PACER search of federal filings. 


October 24, 2019 — Clearing Clutter: Tuning in to Time, Space and Mind, presented by Niki Irish of the D.C. Bar Lawyer Assistance Program

In today's society, life can feel like it is moving at lightning speed. As daily demands, obligations and responsibilities feel more and more overwhelming, it becomes easy to avoid taking action on tasks such as keeping up with client emails, organizing files, and paying attention to your own mental health. While avoidance may offer temporary relief, it can also spiral into increased feelings of anxiety, disorganization, and stress. If you have found yourself in this position, you are not alone! During this program, participants will discover techniques to help manage daily physical and mental clutter so they can improve productivity and decrease stress. Participants will learn how to become more efficient and productive by better managing their: 

  •  Time; 
  •  Physical space/work environment; and 
  •  Brain space. 


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].