Reed Elsevier to sell LexisNexis?

I heard that Reed Elsevier was feeling pressure from investors to divest some of its publishing divisions, but I did not think it would be something as big as the LexisNexis division. Turns out LexisNexis may be for sale. Nick Fletcher (@nickfletchergdn) of the Guardian reports this morning on a possible LexisNexis sale. Reed Elsevier … Continue Reading

Martindale-Hubbell ups the ante : Price tag for lawyer to display rating online goes from $50 to $599

I received word from a law firm marketing and client development professional that, effective this January, the LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell lawyer directory is increasing the charge by 1,200% for displaying lawyer ratings for lawyers who don’t subscribe to Martindale-Hubbell. For decades Martindale-Hubbell displayed a lawyer’s and law firm’s peer reviewed rating free of charge. First in … Continue Reading

Martindale Connected membership growing : Are you using Connected?

Larry Bodine, despite being an early sceptic, blogs that LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell’s legal community, Martindale Connected, is continuing to grow. Back on March 31, Martindale Connected launched with 3,000 members and a headwind of skepticism.  Despite this, the online social network has crested over 12,000 members in just 4 months. I joined myself, made a few … Continue Reading

Martindale-Hubbell Connected PR Games : Time for LexisNexis to get it

LexisNexis’ social networking community for lawyers, Martindale-Hubbell Connected, is in trouble. Connected is late to the game, it’s not being well received by the lawyers now trying it, and worst of all is LexisNexis’ lack of understanding how to use the Internet and social networking/media to build a following for its social networking site. The … Continue Reading

Martindale-Hubbell Connected : Why lock lawyers and influencers out?

LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell has been working on a social networking community for lawyers for the last year or two. It’s called Marindale-Hubbell Connected. Though still in Beta, LexisNexis is asking lawyers to join Connected at Connected’s home page. Lawyers and law firms are using Connected. Some practicing lawyers are even reviewing Connected. I’m regularly asked what … Continue Reading

Martindale-Hubbell blog transparency?

On Wednesday LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell blogged about law firm’s waning interest in blogs while hyping law firms’ interest in social networking and online video. I responded by asking if Martindale’s informal survey of where law firms’ marketing interests lied had something to do with the company’s own interests and Martinadle’s blog product failure. In addition to … Continue Reading

Large law blog growth continues in 2007

The number of AmLaw 200 law firm blogs crossed the century mark to 106 during 2007. That’s an increase of nearly 50% in the last year. LexBlog will have more complete data out in the near future. However, I felt compelled to respond to the cold water LexisNexis threw on blogs with its informal blog … Continue Reading

Martindale-Hubbell : Law firms continue to drop out of directory

Law marketing expert, Larry Bodine, posted yesterday morning that more law firms are dropping their listing in the Martindale-Hubbell legal directory, long viewed as the bible of lawyer directories. Though law firms realize that some general counsel may still be using the Martindale-Hubbell directory during the law firm selection process, the cost benefit analysis doesn’t … Continue Reading

Lawyers.com blogs are here : Will they work?

LexisNexis confirmed this morning that blogs are an effective marketing tool for lawyers with the introduction of their Martindale-Hubbell Lawyers.com’s blog product. It had been long rumored this product was in the works. It will be interesting to see how this project plays out for Lawyers.com. Unlike websites and other marketing, blogs are high profile … Continue Reading

LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell is really reaching

They’re not calling them super lawyers yet, but LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell is now sending out press releases announcing lawyers have been rated. Here’s an excerpt from today’s LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell release. LexisNexis(R) Martindale-Hubbell(R) Announces 64 Lawyers Receive Peer Review Ratings: “LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell today announced that 64 lawyers located throughout the United States and Canada have received Martindale-Hubbell … Continue Reading

Lawyer ratings service in the works…

Heard through the grapevine here in Seattle that a Web based lawyer ratings service is in the works. Some folks from one of the biggest Internet companies are apparently behind it. I am betting on the success of a new player versus LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell’s lawyer rating service. LexisNexis has a tough time attracting the innovative … Continue Reading

American Lawyer Media (ALM) joins Internet discussion, LexisNexis and Thomson FindLaw not heard from

American Lawyer Media (ALM) has begun to develop an Internet presence through participation in the blogosphere discussion. LexisNexis and Thomson FindLaw have ignored participation. It may be that the later two companies believe they can maintain their dualopoly of selling legal research & related services longer without active discussion on the Internet. American Lawyer Media, … Continue Reading