International Institute of Law Association Chief Executives Joins Alliance Partner Program for Martindale-Hubbell Connected

IILACE Latest Legal Nonprofit to Join Premier Online Networking Community for Lawyers

NEW YORK, NY - March 22, 2009 - LexisNexis (www.lexisnexis.com), a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions, today announced that the International Institute of Law Association Chief Executives (www.IILACE.org), an organization of chief executives of law societies and bar associations around the world, is the latest legal organization to join the Martindale-Hubbell® Connected Alliance Partner Program. Bar and law society leaders face significant challenges growing their organizations and increasing member benefits in this difficult economy. As an Alliance Partner, IILACE is creating an online collaboration community within Martindale-Hubbell Connected to enable their members around the world to share best practices and ideas. Martindale-Hubbell Connected (www.martindale.com/connected) is the premier global online network for legal professionals.
A part of LexisNexis®, Martindale-Hubbell Connected is designed specifically for the needs of corporate counsel, law firm lawyers and other legal professionals, to enable them to connect, network, communicate, and collaborate with colleagues in a trusted and authenticated environment. Martindale-Hubbell Connected was launched on March 31, 2009 with 3,000 members and has grown to nearly 30,000 members, making it the largest online network created for legal professionals.
As an Alliance Partner, a legal association or non-profit organization can build a secure and dedicated network community within Martindale-Hubbell Connected. Alliance members can quickly and easily expand their members' networking and collaboration capabilities while also integrating their group within the premier global online network for legal professionals. Current Martindale-Hubbell Connected Alliance Partners include:
"IILACE's bar leaders sought a trusted collaboration platform on which to focus our online networking activities," said John D.V. Hoyles, president, International Institute of Law Association Chief Executives. "We were impressed by the level of support and attention we received from the Martindale-Hubbell Connected team as we developed our online social media strategy, and I am confident that this will translate to member value as we grow our online community within Connected."
"We know that international networking counts among the most important reasons individual lawyers and legal organizations use social media," said Phil Livingston, senior vice president of Global Client Development at LexisNexis and CEO of Martindale-Hubbell. "With a quickly growing legal membership now spanning more than 140 countries, Martindale-Hubbell Connected is the world's largest professional online network for lawyers. We welcome IILACE as an Alliance Partner and view their confidence in Martindale-Hubbell Connected as validation of our vision for a global, private, authenticated network created exclusively for the legal profession."

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About International Institute of Law Association Chief Executives
IILACE provides a focused forum for exchange of views and information of common interest of local, national and international executive officers of law societies and bar associations. More information is available at www.iilace.org.
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John Michaels
LexisNexis
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John D.V. Hoyles, President
International Institute of Law Association Chief Executives
613-237-2925 x131
johnh@cba.org