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Group is Third Legal Association to Join the Online Network for Lawyers in the Past Five Weeks
NEW YORK–LAWFUEL – LexisNexis announced today that the Council on Litigation Management, a nonpartisan alliance committed to furthering the highest standards of litigation management (www.litmgmt.org), is the third and latest legal organization to join the Martindale-Hubbell Connected Alliance Partner Program (www.martindale.com/connected) – the premier global online network for legal professionals. As an Alliance Partner, the Council on Litigation Management will host a dedicated online community within Martindale-Hubbell Connected where its 5,000+ Members and Fellows will network and collaborate with each other and with the larger legal community.
A part of LexisNexis®, Martindale-Hubbell Connected is a global online community designed specifically for the needs of corporate counsel, law firm lawyers and other legal professionals that enables them to connect, network, communicate and collaborate in a trusted and authenticated environment with colleagues. Launched in “beta” in June 2008 with 20 pilot members, the network has grown through word of mouth to more than 2,400 lawyers and is scheduled for formal launch in the first quarter of 2009.
The Alliance Partner Program for Martindale-Hubbell Connected offers legal associations and other select non-profit legal organizations secure and dedicated network communities – enabling a quick and easy method for these organizations to greatly expand their members’ networking and collaboration capabilities while also integrating their group within the premier global online network for legal professionals. Earlier this month, Lex Mundi joined the Alliance Partner Program. In January, the Minority Corporate Counsel Association joined.
Adam Potter, Executive Director of the Council on Litigation Management, said, “Martindale-Hubbell Connected will serve as a hub where our leaders and our members can stay connected with each other within private groups; access educational materials and information about our organization’s programming and events, and collaborate and network with colleagues outside the organization.”
“We built Martindale-Hubbell Connected to provide a secure online destination where legal professionals can network, share best practices and access a wealth of trusted resources,” said Ralph Calistri, senior vice president of Global Client Development at LexisNexis and CEO of Martindale-Hubbell. “We are delighted that the Council on Litigation Management has joined the Alliance Partner Program for Martindale-Hubbell Connected and we look forward to working with them to ensure their members enjoy all the benefits of participating in this dynamic online community.”
About Martindale-Hubbell Connected
Martindale-Hubbell capitalizes on its traditional resources and global reach — and adds dynamic Web 2.0 capabilities to create a unique online community for legal professionals with access to a database of more than a million authenticated lawyer contacts, more than 45 million suggested connections and tools for corporate counsel and private practice attorneys.
The resulting Martindale-Hubbell Connected network offers members the ability to expand their professional network with authenticated contacts, to uncover new relationships and trusted referrals, to share information and insights, and to efficiently collaborate in a virtual community. It also offers access to compelling, user-generated content contributed by peers as well as authoritative content such as statistics, counsel-created research, competitor profiles, marketing trends, ratings and client reviews, and online events and forums.
The launch of this network is part of a broad transformation of Martindale-Hubbell into the preeminent online destination for legal professionals. Other elements of this transformation include an agreement with LinkedIn offering martindale.com users direct access to the LinkedIn network, new peer review ratings, integration of Chambers ratings within lawyer and law firm profiles on martindale.com, video marketing capabilities for law firms, legal content and more.
LexisNexis® (www.lexisnexis.com) is a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions designed specifically for professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting and academic markets. LexisNexis originally pioneered online information with its Lexis® and Nexis® services. A member of Reed Elsevier (NYSE: ENL)(NYSE: RUK) (www.reedelsevier.com), LexisNexis serves customers in more than 100 countries with 18,000 employees worldwide.
About the Council on Litigation Management
The Council is a nonpartisan alliance committed to furthering the highest standards of litigation management. The Council sponsors educational programs, provides resources, fosters communications, and recognizes lawyers who meet high standards. Selected attorneys and law firms are extended membership by invitation only, based on nominations from CLM Fellows. For more information, please visit www.litmgmt.org.