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Jon Lin

TweetMarketing is not my day job.  However, I couldn’t help but jump into a recent discussion in the Legal Marketing group on martindale.com Connected titled “Firm Sets Client Expectations via Its Web Site.”  It’s also been talked about at Above the Law and WSJ’s Law Blog.  The topic of discussion is how Pincus Family Law […]

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Tweet I’ve been using Foursquare now for a better part of a year and in that time, I’ve managed to check in about 1300 times, hold 15 mayorships, and collect  24 different badges.  Despite the many annoyances I find with Foursquare – inaccurate geo-location, slow, buggy, and crash-prone app, and poor data integrity (there were […]

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Tweet Lexis for Microsoft Office was announced with great fanfare back in February at LegalTech.  Mike Mintz provided a sneak peek of the new product.  Since then, Microsoft has officially released Office 2010 to both businesses and to retail customers and LexisNexis recently announced the general availability of Lexis for Microsoft Office to customers. Most […]

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Tweet Notice something different when you visited martindale.com lately?  That is because after many months in the planning, design, and development, we released our first major redesign of the site in over 2½ years.  This is the first of a series of upgrades to the interface coming out over the next couple of months. Redesigning […]

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TweetLeading product management for martindale.com over the past 2+ years and transforming the site into the web 2.0 world with the Connected community has been a challenging task, to say the least.  Today, however, I had one of those days that many product managers (at least the good ones) would say is the most rewarding […]

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Tweet Image by JnL via Flickr I’ve never been a big fan of the expression “eating our own dog food.”  Tech companies in particular (see Google and Oracle) tend to overuse it to show that they believe in their products so much that they are willing to use it for themselves.  Recently though, I had […]

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TweetSearch has always been a central part of the martindale.com experience.  If you are like most of our users, you come to martindale.com to search for a lawyer or law firm.  What you may not be as aware of is the breadth of other resources right at your fingertips, including over 30,000 legal articles and […]

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TweetAbout three months ago, I responded to reports of difficulties our users were encountering when trying to join Martindale-Hubbell Connected, and how fixing them was our highest priority.  We quickly made some minor adjustments to the user interface and messaging, as well as increased backend resources to assist in manually validating users.  I’m pleased to […]

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TweetIt’s been a week now since we opened up Martindale-Hubbell Connected to all lawyers.  One question we’ve heard repeatedly since then is why the site still has the “beta” tag.  I touched on this briefly in my Top 10 things learned post (see Lesson #1), but I thought I would expand upon it a little […]

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TweetThe Martindale-Hubbell Connected online network for lawyers and legal professionals has been in beta development since last summer. Now, as it opens its doors to all lawyers this week, we thought it would be a good time to look back and reflect on the top things we learned during the 10 month stretch between the […]

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