A major law firm without a Martindale-Hubbell profile would have been unthinkable a decade ago, but in the last year alone, at least four megafirms have dropped out of the directory. The company is realizing that, in a world where lawyers can retrieve troves of free biographical data via Google, the value to a firm of merely being in Martindale-Hubbell has diminished. Now, taking a page from some of its newer competitors, Martindale-Hubbell is planning to unveil its own online client reviews and rankings.
Martindale to Change Focus as Some Firms Opt Out
New York Law Journal
May 21, 2007