American Inns of Court Joins Alliance Partner Program for LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell Connected Online Legal Network
American Inns of Court Becomes Tenth Legal Nonprofit to Join Premier Online Networking Community for Lawyers
February 3, 2010 — LexisNexis (www.lexisnexis.com), a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions, today announced that the American Inns of Court (www.innsofcourt.org), an organization dedicated to improving the skills, professionalism and ethics of the bench and bar, is the tenth legal organization to join the Martindale-Hubbell® Connected Alliance Partner Program. Martindale-Hubbell Connected (www.martindale.com/connected) is the premier global online network for legal professionals. As an Alliance Partner, the American Inns of Court will host a dedicated online community within the network to facilitate communication and collaboration among its more than 27,000 active members consisting of lawyers, judges, law professors, and law students.
A part of LexisNexis®, Martindale-Hubbell Connected is designed specifically for the needs of corporate counsel, law firm lawyers and other legal professionals to enable them to connect, network, communicate, and collaborate with colleagues in a trusted and authenticated environment. Martindale-Hubbell Connected was launched on March 31, 2009 with 3,000 members and has grown to more than 25,000 members, making it the largest online network created for legal professionals.
As an Alliance Partner, a legal association or non-profit organization can build a secure and dedicated network community within Martindale-Hubbell Connected. The program enables 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. Current Martindale-Hubbell Connected Alliance Partners include:
"We're always looking for ways to facilitate networking and information sharing among our members and Martindale-Hubbell Connected gives us the perfect online forum for this kind of interaction," said BG David P. Carey, USA, (Ret.), Executive Director, American Inns of Court. "Martindale-Hubbell Connected can also provide an effective resource for mentoring and skills development for each of the nearly 350 chapters or 'Inns' across the country, while allowing each to focus on addressing their specific needs."
"Martindale-Hubbell Connected is a perfect tool for enhancing the professional development of American Inns of Court members by giving them an efficient, online platform for sharing best practices, collaborating and connecting with other members and with other legal professionals around the world," said Phil Livingston, senior vice president of Global Client Development at LexisNexis and CEO of Martindale-Hubbell. "Martindale-Hubbell Connected is a true legal 'community' that offers much more than just professional networking."
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 American Inns of Court
American Inns of Court are designed to improve the skills, professionalism and ethics of the bench and bar. An American Inn of Court is an amalgam of judges, lawyers, and in some cases, law professors and law students. Each Inn meets approximately once a month both to "break bread" and to hold programs and discussions on matters of ethics, skills and professionalism. More information is available at www.innsofcourt.org.