How have Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings changed?

Martindale-Hubbell has introduced a number of process changes designed to make it easier for attorneys to receive and display Peer Reviews.

The following changes went into effect May 1, 2017.

Attorneys can now continuously submit peer references to add more reviews to their profiles.

Previously, a waiting period was enforced after an attorney submitted references.  That restriction has been removed and attorneys can submit one or numerous peer references at any time.

An attorney’s Peer Review Rating and corresponding score may increase even after the minimum threshold for achieving a rating has been met.

Under previous rules, when attorneys qualified for a Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating, they were not able to submit additional reference names to try and change the rating until the start of the following calendar year.  Now if an attorney earns a Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating, but would like to submit additional names to try to increase his score or qualify for a higher rating, he is able to do so.

Peer reviews will be published in real-time.

Peer Reviews will be published for display on Lawyers.com and Martindale.com as soon as they are received.   Reviews were previously published within one business day after submission.

The following changes became effective March 1, 2016.

All individual peer reviews now display on an attorney’s profile.

Peer Reviewers rate a lawyer on five different categories which generates an average score.  The score and each individual reviewer’s response now display on Martindale.com and Lawyers.com regardless of whether a Peer Review Rating is achieved.

Peer Reviewers’ written feedback also displays.

All written feedback now displays on Martindale.com and Lawyers.com in conjunction with the display of each individual review. The display is not dependent upon the lawyer achieving a Peer Review Rating.

Lawyers can receive peer reviews on an ongoing basis.

Previously, individual reviews only displayed if a lawyer achieved a Peer Review Rating, and if a lawyer earned an updated rating, prior reviews no longer displayed. Now, lawyers can receive reviews on an ongoing basis independent of achieving a Peer Review Rating.  The review score will continuously update as new ratings are received.

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2017 AV 2017 Distinguished 2017 Notable

 

For more information on Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings, visit our website. If you are interested in submitting references start the peer review process, contact our Customer Support team with your name, firm name and email address.

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