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Retention lessons

Meaning, not money alone, matters. Maryann G. Hedaa and Charles G. Douglas, Hildebrandt International Inc., comment on the benefits of using pro-bono work as a tool for training and retaining associates and partners, and how this can additionally enhance your firm''s reputation.

Freshfields Elects Record Number of Partners

International law firm Freshfields has announced a record number of partnership appointments to take effect from 1 May 2000. Twenty one lawyers have been elected to partnership, a 62% increase on last year. With these partners, Freshfields have a total of 298 partners and 1200 other qualified lawyers on 1 May 2000. The majority of appointments have been made outside the UK and are as follows.

Professional Services Online

e-b1s Business 1 Stop, a new interactive support service for small to medium sized businesses, has been developed in conjunction with UK law firm, Steele & Co. e-b1s Business 1 Stop will, for the first time, allow businesses will have access to professional services, including law, on-line.

New Managing Partner for CMS Cameron McKenna

CMS Cameron McKenna has re-appointed Bill Shelford as senior partner and appointed Dick Tyler, a partner in the Corporate Practice as managing partner, following unopposed elections last week. Robert Derry-Evans has taken a new role in the senior management team as Chief Executive.

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