Normally our Friday blog focuses on some of the great content in Martindale.com Connected. But this week we’re going to talk about some great news we’ve received recently. A report published this month by Outsell Inc, suggests that for US Lawyers, Martindale.com Connected is their third most popular social network.
The report entitled, “Information Usage, Preferences, and Challenges, Including Mobile Technology and Social Media” by Outsell Inc states that behind Facebook and LinkedIn, Martindale.com Connected was the third most popular social network, and the most popular legal services-oriented network from those surveyed. Widely used by consumers, Twitter was almost exclusively used for personal activities.
Litigation Finance – yah or nay?
Now for something completely different. Earlier this week, we had the pleasure of hosting a webinar with panelists Paul Sullivan, Senior Vice President at Juridica Capital Management, Aaron Katz Director within the Leveraged Finance division of Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Anthony Sebok is a Professor of Law at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University, and Milton Regan, McDevitt Professor of Jurisprudence and Co-Director of Center for the Study of the Legal Profession at the Georgetown University Law Center. The panelists discussed the contentious issue of Litigation Finance – touted by some as an inventive new way to increase court access for individuals and small companies that don’t have the resources to fund litigation. Others however, have derided it as an unethical device that commercialises litigation.
Whatever your view, an abridged version of the webinar presentation is available in the Martindale.com Connected Collection, the VIP area of Martindale.com Connected. The ‘Collection’ showcases some of the best archived content from the community. All registered members will be granted access to this area upon request, if you’re not a member, you can join for free today at www.martindale.com/Connected.