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. Here is more information about each of the programs in the upcoming Lunch and Learn series.

Lunch and Learn Series Schedule: 

April 5, 2018 — What Small Firm Lawyers Need to Know about Malpractice Insurancepresented 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 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. 
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April 12, 2018 — A Day in the Life of an Immigration Lawyerpresented by Jonelle Ocloo of the Law Offices of Jonelle Ocloo, LLC. The issue of immigration is constantly in the news. Recently there have been a lot of changes to immigration policy in the United States. Have you thought about getting into immigration law or expanding your immigration law practice? This session will provide information about being an immigration lawyer and building an immigration law practice in Washington, D.C. Topics include: the nuts and bolts of starting an immigration law practice, the various niches within this practice area, how to keep up with the fast-paced changes in the law, common mistakes and pitfalls, the basics of practice and case management, as well as marketing and business development.  
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April 19, 2018 — A Day in the Life of an Employment Lawyerpresented by Eric Bachman of Zuckerman Law. This session will focus on the unique issues involved with building an employment law practice in the District of Columbia. Mr. Bachman will explore: the different types of employment law practices; the nuts and bolts of starting an employment law practice; handling clients; practice management tools; valuable books and resources; networking opportunities; marketing and more!
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For materials from past 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