Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Martindale-Hubbell jumps into the online social networking game


And why not?  Everyone else is doing it including, in addition to the usual suspects, the ABA's Legally Minded as well as a brand new social networking site just for law students called Advanced Advocates.  The launch of M-H Connected is intended to, according to its website (where you'll also find a video explaining the service):

  • Expand your professional network– Connect with the people you know and the people your connections know to expand your network
  • Get "just-in-time", trusted answers– Tap into the community to securely ask questions or discuss a pressing issue of law.
  • Demonstrate thought leadership– Share your knowledge with a global audience on everything related to your practice area or the legal profession.

There's some helpful commentary on the Legal Blog Watch noting the pros and cons of lawyer social networks generally and whether the success online social networking communities have had in other professions, like physicians, can be replicated in the legal profession.

Hat tip to the Legal Blog Watch.

I am the scholarship dude.


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