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Inter-American Bar Association Joins Alliance Partner Program for Martindale-Hubbell Connected

Dedicated Online Community to Enhance Collaboration among IABA Members

January 25, 2010 — LexisNexis ( announced today that the Inter-American Bar Association (IABA) has joined the international Alliance Partner Program for Martindale-Hubbell® Connected ( – the premier global online network for legal professionals. The IABA ( is comprised of lawyers and jurists representing 44 professional organizations and 17 nations in the Western Hemisphere. As an Alliance Partner, the IABA will host a dedicated online community within Martindale-Hubbell Connected, enhancing collaboration and networking among their nearly 25,000 lawyers around the globe.

Martindale-Hubbell Connected is a global online community designed specifically for the needs of corporate counsel attorneys, law firm lawyers and other legal professionals that enables them to connect, network, communicate and collaborate in a trusted and authenticated environment. Launched in March 2009 with 3,000 members and six alliance partners - the Minority Corporate Counsel Association, Lex Mundi, the Council on Litigation Management, Pro Bono Net, the National Association of Women Lawyers, and TerraLex - the network has grown to nearly 25,000 members in more than 115 countries.

The Alliance Partner Program for Martindale-Hubbell Connected offers legal associations and other select non-profit legal organizations secure and dedicated networking communities without investing time and resources into building their own platform. IABA's Connected Group will provide a quick and easy way for its members to expand their networking and collaboration activities within an established, global, online network for legal professionals. This platform is particularly attractive to younger bar association members who are increasingly communicating and connecting with peers online.

"In order to attract and maintain a robust, active membership in today's economic climate, bar associations must provide maximum value to members in the form of networking, referral generation and collaboration," said IABA President George Harper. "By joining this innovative Alliance Partner Program with Martindale-Hubbell Connected, we are able to provide an ideal online networking community for our association of more than 25,000 lawyers, especially the younger generation of lawyers who are vital for our future growth."

"IABA is part of a growing community of legal non-profits that leverage Martindale-Hubbell Connected as a strategic and trusted online resource for their members to collaborate and network with other legal professionals worldwide," said John Lipsey, vice president of Corporate Counsel Services at LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell.

About Martindale-Hubbell Connected
The Martindale-Hubbell Connected ( network offers members the ability to expand their professional legal network with authenticated contacts, to uncover new relationships and trusted referrals, to share information and insights, and to efficiently collaborate in a virtual community. The launch of this network is part of a broad transformation of Martindale-Hubbell into the preeminent online destination for legal professionals. This transformation includes an agreement with LinkedIn offering® users direct access to the LinkedIn network.

About the Inter-American Bar Association (IABA)
The Inter-American Bar Association was founded in l940 by a group of distinguished lawyers and jurists representing 44 professional organizations and 17 nations in the Western Hemisphere. The Inter-American Bar Association provides a permanent forum for the exchange of professional views and information for lawyers to promote the Rule of Law, and to protect the democratic institutions in the Americas.

About LexisNexis
LexisNexis® ( 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. L

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