Working the Network
In addition to wikis, online social networking of various flavors has permeated the legal industry. Legal OnRamp has been around since 2007 and boasts roughly 9,000 members. LexisNexis launched Martindale-Hubbell Connected in March, and it had grown to more than 9,000 attorney members by late June. Approximately a third of Connected's members work in-house. Forty-six percent of Connected members are in their 40s and 50s, and Legal OnRamp CEO Paul Lippe says his site does not skew younger either.