Last July, I posted one of the first reviews of the beta version of Martindale-Hubbell’s professional networking site, Martindale-Hubbell Connected. Today, the site officially came out of beta and had its formal launch.

For now, it remains open only to lawyers who are in private practice or who work as corporate counsel. Later this year, the site will become open to other legal professionals, today’s announcement said. It launches with 3,000 members from the beta stage and six alliance partners – the Minority Corporate Counsel Association, Lex Mundi, the Council on Litigation Management, Pro Bono Net, the National Association of Women Lawyers, and TerraLex.