Beginning in February 2009, the Martindale.com lawyer directory will include rankings and commentary from London-based Chambers & Partners, Martindale’s parent, LexisNexis, announced today. The addition is part of a broader effort to enhance Martindale.com through the introduction of new tools and new sources of data, rankings and commentary, the announcement said. The Chambers guides list the top lawyers in 175 countries, providing independent rankings and editorial commentary.
A Chambers icon will appear next to profiles of those lawyers and law firms on Martindale.com that have been ranked by Chambers. Clicking on the icon will open a window linked to the Chambers Web site showing rankings and editorial commentary. These rankings will be in addition to Martindale’s traditional Peer Review Ratings and its more recently launched Client Review feature. Earlier this year, Martindale announced an agreement with LinkedIn to link lawyers’ Martindale listings with their LinkedIn profiles. It also continued to develop the beta version of its professional networking site, Martindale-Hubbell Connected, which I reviewed here earlier.