Small Firm Lunch and Learn Series

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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.

Past Events

January 14, 2021 - An Introduction to NextChapter by Fastcase

Presented by Erin Paige and Tim Shadoan of Fastcase

NextChapter is an online software for attorneys to prepare, manage, and file bankruptcy cases with the court. The web application guides the attorney through the complete bankruptcy process efficiently by introducing a revolutionary linear model which has become its signature Bankruptcy Web Workflow®.

NextChapter offers flexible pricing options, clean design, and awesome customer support. Attorneys can prepare Chapter 7, 11, 13, business, personal and emergency bankruptcy cases using NextChapter. Another benefit of the software is its number of case management tools for law firms and their clients. These features include a document assembly tool, client portal, calendaring, notices inbox, and client texting, and much more.



January 28, 2021 – Building Resilience During Challenging Times

Presented by Niki Irish of the D.C. Bar Lawyer Assistance Program

It is a new year, yet the challenges of 2020 remain. What can help us meet those challenges is increasing our resilience.

Resilience is a person’s ability to withstand and bounce back from adversity and hardship. While personality research shows lawyers as a population tend to be quite low in resiliency, it is a trait anyone can learn and develop. In this program, participants will learn evidence-based practices for building resilience to cope with adversity, adapt to change, and overcome challenges.


February 4, 2021 – Innovative Marketing in the COVID-19 Era

Presented by Sharon Nelson and John Simek of Sensei Enterprises

Many lawyers have suffered a decline in business and income with the impact of the pandemic and an uncertain economy. Marketing was always a necessity but often lawyers were too busy to focus on it. Some lawyers now have more time to market and are anxious to ramp up their practice and their revenues. Join Sharon Nelson and John Simek from Sensei Enterprises as they share their most successful and innovative marketing strategies with you. You will come away with tools you can immediately put into action on behalf of your law firm!


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].

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