Martindale-Hubbell® Connected Global Network for Legal Professionals Reaches 10,000 Lawyer Milestone
$10,000 charity donation planned to mark occasion
July 20, 2009 — New York, NY, July 20, 2009 - LexisNexis, a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions, today announced that membership in Martindale-Hubbell® Connected has surpassed 10,000 lawyers. Launched on March 31, 2009 with 3,000 beta members, Martindale-Hubbell Connected is the premier global online network for corporate counsel and other legal professionals, and is the latest innovation from martindale.com®.
The network has since grown to more than 10,000 members spanning more than 110 countries, making Martindale-Hubbell Connected the world's largest, authenticated, online network designed exclusively for the legal profession.
To celebrate this milestone, LexisNexis will donate $10,000 to selected charities and nonprofit organizations chosen by Martindale-Hubbell Connected Alliance Partners. Starting today, all Martindale-Hubbell Connected members will have the opportunity to vote via online poll as to where they'd like to see the funds donated, subject to the charity donation rules posted online. Voting closes on August 14. The winning organizations will receive a share of the $10,000 donation in proportion to the number of votes they receive. The list of potential recipients includes the following:
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 larger Martindale-Hubbell community. Current Martindale-Hubbell Connected Alliance Partners include; the Council on Litigation Management, Pro Bono Net, the National Association of Women Lawyers, the Minority Corporate Counsel Association, Lex Mundi, Commerce & Industry Group, and the European Company Lawyers Association.
"We are enormously grateful to our growing roster of Alliance Partners who saw the value of Martindale-Hubbell Connected and had faith in our vision," said Laxmi Wordham, vice president at LexisNexis. "The rapid growth of Martindale-Hubbell Connected is just one example of the broad transformation and expanding set of resources available to legal professionals through the larger Martindale-Hubbell community."
Membership in Martindale-Hubbell Connected currently includes lawyers from 92 of the Am Law 100, inside counsel from nearly 50 percent of the Fortune 500, and lawyers from more than 1100 firms and companies outside of the U.S.
About Martindale-Hubbell Connected
The Martindale-Hubbell Connected ( http://www.martindale.com/connected) network offers members the ability to expand their professional legal network with authenticated contacts, to uncover new relationships and