As you search martindale.com today, you may notice a Chambers & Partners icon next to the profiles of certain lawyers and law firms you come across (see Greenberg Traurig as an example). What does this icon mean?
Many of you are familiar with Chambers & Partners, a highly respected, independent, London-based research and publishing company that provides rankings of lawyers and law firms throughout the world. LexisNexis and Chambers & Partners reached an agreement last November to make Chambers’ lawyer rankings and commentary accessible via martindale.com.
Starting today, a Chambers & Partners icon will appear next to those profiles of lawyers and law firms on martindale.com that have been recognized with a ranking from Chambers. Clicking on this icon will open a window linked to the Chambers website showing rankings and editorial commentary.
The addition of Chambers rankings is part of a broader LexisNexis effort to transform martindale.com through the introduction of new tools and new sources of third-party insights and intelligence. The addition of the influential and widely recognized rankings by Chambers complements a series of other site enhancements to martindale.com introduced over the past year. These changes include an agreement with LinkedIn to give users an easy way to find and leverage connections through the broad LinkedIn online network, the addition of video content on lawyers and law firms, blogs, and the launch of Martindale-Hubbell Connected — a global, online networking community built specifically for legal professionals.
Later this year, the company will introduce an enhanced version of its Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings and begin displaying on the site formal client feedback on lawyers and law firms collected through our recently launched Client Review feature.
This combination of resources will give users a complete 360-degree view of more than a million lawyers worldwide and will help legal buyers to find, evaluate and select counsel.