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MI Mentor Series - Influence: Speaker : Dr Catherine McGregor

Learn more about effective influencing skills

Wednesday 16 June 2021

As an up-and-coming lawyer, one of the key skills to develop – for now and for the future – is your ability to influence effectively, your peers, your seniors, your clients, your support team.

What does ‘influence’ even mean in a legal and business context?

Why is it important?

And how can I develop it to work more effectively – both internally and externally?

If you are interested then Influence – with Dr Catherine McGregor on June 16th at 2.45 pm is the session you must attend.

Influence is a significant skill for every lawyer. But if your seniority at the law firm (or lack of it) does not necessarily automatically confer influence then how can you develop it and best deploy it?

  • What does effective influence look like?

  • The difference between influence and power.

  • Creating an influence audit.

  • Understanding your audience- the role of empathy.

  • How can you get your viewpoints across to clients and colleagues in the most effective way?

  • Influence when you’re junior.

  • Given your clients need to create more influence in their organisations and beyond, how can you, their lawyers, help that?


Meeting ID: 831 0208 3556 ; Passcode: 259350

Mackrell International Quarterly Marketing Round Table

Improve your Proposals and Pitches

Tuesday 22 June 2021

Ever wondered why the proposals and pitch documents you spent hours over haven’t been hitting the mark?

How does potentially achieving a +90% success rate in future sound?

Well - on Tuesday 22nd June at 3pm UK BST, we will hold the next in our MI Quarterly BD/Marketing round tables to tackle this.

Taking wisdom and a lifetime’s experience from business development expert Andy Bounds, I will be taking you through his tried and tested approach to getting results from your proposals – Andy has a 94% success rate in his proposals, so he knows what he’s talking about.

Do join the round table if you can – we’re here to help!

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

How to Use Social Media to Support Your Business Development Efforts

Guest Speaker: Stefanie Marrone

Wednesday 23 June 2021

Today, social media success is so much more than having a high number of likes, comments and shares. It’s about bringing in leads, engaging with your prospects and current clients and building your brand so that you can become more discoverable for when someone needs a lawyer with your subject-matter expertise. It's also never too early to start thinking about how to use social for business development as your colleagues and former classmates will be tomorrow's business leaders - and fast.

Join us on 23rd June at 2.30 pm BST to learn more....

Stefanie Marrone, a legal marketer with 20 years of experience at some of the top U.S. law firms, will explore the key elements that every lawyer needs to achieve success in their social media efforts, with a focus on actionable takeaways to help lawyers build their books of business.

• How to create a better LinkedIn profile than your peers and competitors

• How to generate new business using social media

• How to better cultivate and build your online network

• How to effectively use hashtags

• Best practices for creating and distributing compelling content to engage with your network

• How to develop content strategies that support business development goals

• The secrets to effectively repurposing content

• How to use social media to obtain speaking engagements, board and committee appointments, and writing opportunities


Meeting ID: 859 4729 0494 ; Passcode: 179671

For further information please contact Mackrell HQ

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European GDPR Group Meeting

Wednesday 23 June 2021

Join us on 23rd June at 10.00 am BST for the first meeting of the European GDPR Group.

This meeting is an excellent opportunity for European Data-Privacy experts to network, get to know each other around the continent and discuss latest developments in GDPR post-Brexit and to consider threats and trends in data-privacy.

The meeting will be led by Paul Motion of BTO Solicitors in Scotland, Co-Chair of the MI Data-Privacy Practice Group.

For further information contact Mackrell HQ

Global Managing Partners Forum

How have you adapted your leadership?

Tuesday 29 June 2021

Join us on Tuesday 29th June, at 2.30pm UK BST, for our next quarterly Global Managing Partner Forum.

One of the key topics we will tackle is ‘How have you adapted your leadership?’ – with the pandemic and its after effects still ongoing, how have we had to adapt, dig in for the longer term and keep our teams and ourselves motivated and fresh.

REGISTER IN ADVANCE for this meeting and add it to your calendars via the link below:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

We look forward to seeing you on the 29th.

For further information contact Mackrell HQ

MI Mentor Series - Lourdes Sanchez-Ridge

Wednesday 30 June 2021

Though humble about her many achievements, Lourdes Sanchez-Ridge, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania firm Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti LLP, has experience and a ‘legal CV’ to marvel at.

Her session as a MI Mentor on 30th June at 3 pm BST promises to be a memorable one.

Prior to joining Pietragallo, Lourdes was Pittsburgh's solicitor and chief legal officer, having already served in the Florida State Attorney's office in Miami and as a federal prosecutor in Washington, D.C. Originally from Cuba, and fluent in both Spanish and ‘tiki-tiki’ (Lourdes can explain…), she has worked as a white collar criminal defence attorney and represented a myriad of clients before state and federal grand juries.

She credits her creation of Pittsburgh’s Ethics Hearing Board as one of her proudest accomplishments (the nine-member board was formed officially in 2016, to regulate compliance with the city's code of ethics) – but also taking time out to raise a family and then battling back to rightfully claim senior legal roles.

With such an array of personal and professional experience – including leading and mentoring a host of promising, young lawyers, this is a session you won’t want to miss.


Meeting ID: 838 1894 7232 ; Passcode: 731730

For further information contact Mackrell HQ

2022 Annual General Meeting

London, United Kingdom

Wednesday 18 May 2022 to Sunday 22 May 2022

The Mackrell International 2022 Annual General Meeting will take place in London, United Kingdom, hosted by member firm for United Kingdom, London Mackrell.Solicitors.

The meeting venue will be the Sea Containers Hotel

For further information please contact Mackrell HQ

2022 EMEA Regional Meeting

Vejle, Denmark

Friday 07 October 2022 to Sunday 09 October 2022

The Mackrell International 2022 EMEA Regional Meeting will take place in Vejle, Denmark, hosted by member firm for Vejle and Horsens, Denmark Codex Advokater P/S

For further information please contact Mackrell HQ

2022 Americas Regional Meeting

Denver, Colorado

Friday 28 October 2022 to Sunday 30 October 2022

The Mackrell International 2022 Americas Regional Meeting will take place in Denver, Colorado, hosted by member firm for Colorado, Foster Graham Milstein & Calisher LLP

For further information please contact Mackrell HQ