With all the extra ‘Covid-home-time’ you have, are you…. learning a new language, taking up a musical instrument, doing more yoga, watching back-to-back box sets on Netflix…? I’m willing to bet you’re not.
Generally we’re not commuting or losing time in unnecessary meetings – but it seems that most lawyers and attorneys across the Mackrell International network are glued to their desks from morning to night, eyes going rectangular with screen-staring.
‘Zoom-fatigue’ will be another of those annoying terms to enter into the dictionary when they next update them.
So at MI HQ, we’re conscious not to overload you further if we can help it.
That said, we are running our Star Speaker Series (in conjunction with MGI Accountancy network) every Wednesday through until the end of June, to bring you an alternative perspective on emerging from lockdown and quarantine. If it’s too early/too late or you’re Zooming elsewhere, recordings of the sessions will be available.
We’re also running joint MI Webinars for clients, accountants, ‘next gen’/young lawyers, having started with a key one on Force Majeure and then looking at Bankruptcy & Insolvency and then M&A and Corporate. Do keep a look out.
We currently hold a joint meeting with MGI every Thursday at 4.30pm UK BST to discuss marketing/comms across our networks and see how we can learn from each other.
And we’ll keep introducing you to our new members – so that by the time we all meet in London in May 2021, you’ll have a sense of who they are. Their videos are here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCri3H8BJtraedEKgJOEcR_w
Plus – we have our ‘Coronavirus can’t stop us' Virtual AGM on June 11th https://www.mackrell.net/member/events
I continue to be hugely encouraged by the initiatives around the network that are being shared amongst you – from BTO in Scotland offering free 20 minute consultations to potential clients, to Bergman Dacey Goldsmith in Southern California using the local press to see what’s pressing for clients and local business and then responding to that. You are all doing so much to keep both staff and clients in touch and aware.
Also, the messages of support that you are still sharing. As Gunnar Hjertquist, our ex-Chair, from WSA in Sweden commented very powerfully: “…strength comes from unity. And that is not just something dropping down from heaven. It is hard work to unify people. Not in the sense of having people uniformed, but instead to aim at a common goal with respect for the individual person.
That is what Mackrell is all about. Different people, different minds, cultures, nationalities and legal systems, but unified with the idea to help each other when need be.”
And Marc Stehlin from Stehlin & Associés in Paris, taking the initiative and launching a programme, Masques du Coeur, to get vital masks to the most needy frontline workers in France: http://www.fam.fr/coronavirus/les-masques-du-coeur (see Good News Pages of our MI website, link below).
So on that uplifting note (here are our Good News Pages)
I continue to wish you, your families and your teams all the very best.