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Lex Mundi Joins Alliance Partner Program for Martindale-Hubbell Connected Professional Network for Lawyers.

Leading Independent Law Firm Association to Host Dedicated Online Community for Its Members within the Martindale-Hubbell Connected Network

NEW YORK New York, state, United States
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 -- LexisNexis announced today that Lex Mundi Established in 1989, Lex Mundi is an organization of 161 independent global law firms. In addition to providing for the exchange of professional information about local and global legal issues among its members, Lex Mundi makes certain resources freely available to the general public such , the world's leading association of independent law firms This list of the world's largest law firms by revenue is taken from The Lawyer and The American Lawyer and is ordered by 2006 revenue:[1]
  1. Clifford Chance, £1,030.2m – International law firm (headquartered in the UK);
  2. Linklaters, £935.
 (, has joined the international Alliance Partner Program for Martindale-Hubbell Connected ( - the premier global online network for legal professionals. As an Alliance Partner, Lex Mundi will host a dedicated online community within Martindale-Hubbell Connected where its 21,000+ members can network and collaborate with each other and with the larger legal community.

A part of LexisNexis([R]), 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 au·then·ti·cate  
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To establish the authenticity of; prove genuine: a specialist who authenticated the antique samovar.
 environment with colleagues. Launched in "beta" in June 2008 with 20 pilot members, the network has grown through word of mouth to more than 2,000 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, the Minority Corporate Counsel Association joined the Alliance Partner Program.

Carl Anduri, President of Lex Mundi, commented, "Martindale-Hubbell Connected can enhance the value we provide member firm lawyers by enabling them to stay closely connected, keep apprised of opportunities and developments with member firms, collaborate on projects, and facilitate referrals across the association."

"We are thrilled that Lex Mundi has joined the growing Martindale-Hubbell Connected community," said Ralph Calistri, senior vice president of Global Client Development at LexisNexis and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board.  of Martindale-Hubbell. "Lex Mundi members will be able to network and collaborate with each other within the Lex Mundi community on Martindale-Hubbell Connected, and interact and connect with other lawyer communities without having to leave the Martindale-Hubbell network."

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 The production of content by the general public rather than by paid professionals and experts in the field. Mostly available on the Web via blogs and wikis, user-generated content refers to material such as the daily news, encyclopedias and other references, movie and product reviews as  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 users direct access to the LinkedIn network, new peer review ratings, integration of Chambers ratings within lawyer and law firm profiles on, video marketing capabilities for law firms, legal content and more.

About LexisNexis

LexisNexis[R] ( 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 Lexis®

An online legal information service that provides the full text of opinions and statutes in electronic format. Subscribers use their personal computers to search the Lexis database for relevant cases. They may download or print the legal information they retrieve.
[R] and Nexis[R] services. A member of Reed Elsevier (NYSE NYSE

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) (NYSE: RUK RUK Reserviupseerikoulu (Hamina, Finland, Reserve Officers' School)
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) (, LexisNexis serves customers in more than 100 countries with 18,000 employees worldwide.

About Lex Mundi

Lex Mundi is the world's leading association of independent law firms. The association has more than 160 member firms around the world, representing approximately 21,000 lawyers. Membership in Lex Mundi provides member firms with a trusted network of law firms that share similar values and a similar focus on quality through which they can access global legal resources that enable them to serve their clients better and to improve continuously all aspects of their firms. Member law firms are located throughout North America North America, third largest continent (1990 est. pop. 365,000,000), c.9,400,000 sq mi (24,346,000 sq km), the northern of the two continents of the Western Hemisphere. , Europe, Latin America Latin America, the Spanish-speaking, Portuguese-speaking, and French-speaking countries (except Canada) of North America, South America, Central America, and the West Indies.  and the Caribbean, Asia and the Pacific, the Middle East and Africa. Through its nonprofit affiliate, the Lex Mundi Pro Bono Short for pro bono publico [Latin, For the public good]. The designation given to the free legal work done by an attorney for indigent clients and religious, charitable, and other nonprofit entities.  Foundation, Lex Mundi member firms provide pro bono legal assistance to social entrepreneurs A social entrepreneur is an entrepreneur who works to increase social capital, often by founding humanitarian organizations. Historical examples of leading social entrepreneurs
  • Susan B. Anthony (U.S.
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