LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell Extends the Reach of Its Lawyer Ratings with New Application on Linkedln
Display of Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review and Client Review Ratings Available on LinkedIn, Along with Client Review Function
September 29, 2010 — NEW YORK, NY- LexisNexis® Martindale-Hubbell®, the industry leader in networking and law firm marketing, today announced the launch of “Lawyer Ratings,” an application for LinkedIn® members that enables lawyers to highlight their Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ and Client Review Ratings within their LinkedIn profiles. Additionally, all LinkedIn members can use the application to complete Client Reviews of lawyers they’ve worked with in the past.
The new application, created by Martindale-Hubbell, is available now and enables lawyers and law firms to extend the visibility of hard-earned, third-party recognition from peers and clients to an online audience of millions of fellow members within LinkedIn, the world’s largest online professional network with more than 75 million member across the globe.
LinkedIn members can access the application from the applications directory page. Once launched, the application will enable any user to submit a client review for a lawyer they have hired in the past. In addition, lawyers who have a Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating or Client Review Rating and are subscribers of Martindale-Hubbell services can use the application to display their ratings in their LinkedIn profile.
“The new ‘Lawyer Ratings’ application for LinkedIn delivers a powerful new way to extend the reach of these valuable Martindale-Hubbell ratings to other channels where potential clients, referral and personal networks connect,” said Phil Livingston, senior vice president LexisNexis and CEO of Martindale-Hubbell. “Our application for LinkedIn is the latest example of how we’re transforming to help lawyers benefit from their association with Martindale-Hubbell.”
Today’s announcement follows a previous agreement with LinkedIn giving visitors to martindale.com® the ability to identify lawyers and firms within the Martindale Hubbell® Legal Network who are also members of LinkedIn. This enables martindale.com visitors to discover and leverage valuable connections or referrals from other lawyers who are members of the broader LinkedIn business network. This same capability is also available to members of martindale.com® Connected, the world’s premier online professional network designed specifically for legal professionals.
About Martindale-Hubbell Ratings
Martindale-Hubbell Ratings help buyers of legal services to identify, evaluate and select the most appropriate lawyer for their specific legal issue. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ have been facilitated by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell for more than a century and provide an objective indicator of both a lawyer’s General Ethical Standards and Legal Ability based on anonymous peer assessments of members of the Bar and the Judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Client Review Ratings are a service that provides client feedback on a lawyer or firm in terms of their service and relationship qualities as well as an overall recommendation.
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 15,000 employees worldwide.