February 01, 2011 08:00 ET

InReach Legal Achieves Significant Growth in 2010

Continuing Legal Education Management System Provider Growth Based on Customer Success

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - February 1, 2011) - InReach, a leading provider of online continuing education (CE) management solutions, has experienced rapid growth in the continuing legal education (CLE) market. This growth is directly related to the success of its legal market customers who, despite a slow economic climate, have experienced a 20 percent increase in business during 2010, marking the most significant rise in customer revenue since the company began serving the CLE market in 1999.

"The Oklahoma Bar Association's online CLE sales grew significantly in 2010. The growth off set some sluggish live seminar attendance and more," stated Donita Bourns Douglas, The Oklahoma Bar Association's director of educational programs. "In the end, the hard work of OBA staff and the terrific InReach staff made the difference. Revenue aside, our members love the online programming, and I will continue to give them what they want -- more and more online programs."

InReach has made a number of major changes during the last twelve months, including a new management team, expansion of staff in all major functional areas and the rebranding of the company and its solutions. Prior to 2010, the company was called "Manexa" and its continuing legal education (CLE) solution was known as "LegalSpan." Now called "InReach Legal," the company's CLE management solution is used by over 85 percent of the state bar associations in the United States.

Bar associations, which make up the majority of InReach Legal customers, use CLE revenue to expand their continuing education programs and fund other critical member services. To help customers grow their online CLE programs, InReach expanded the customer support function and staff including account management personnel, production services and marketing resources dedicated to helping customers reach their full revenue potential.

"2010 was our best year yet for 24/7 online and downloadable CLE. We experienced exponential growth across all substantive law practice areas within our online and downloadable offering, including tripling our online users, programs sold and downloaded hours," Stated Terry Hill, director, programs division, The Florida Bar. "The success of our online program, along with the wonderful working relationship we have with InReach, are two of the reasons we have decided to expand our partnership in 2011."

"Bar associations are premier providers of continuing legal education," stated Dennis Leibl, InReach CEO. "Their members expect the highest quality CLE experience and our job is to make it possible for those associations to deliver best-in-class online CLE. To accomplish this, we work closely with the bars to ensure that they exceed member expectations -- without risk or investments in additional staff or infrastructure."

Based on fourth quarter indicators, InReach expects this growth to continue in 2011.


InReach is a leading provider of continuing education management solutions. The first and most widely used solution for bringing accredited continuing education (CE) online, InReach technology, services, and experience have helped hundreds of organizations expand their continuing professional education programs beyond in-person events. For more than a decade, the leading providers of continuing medical, financial, and legal education have successfully leveraged InReach to produce, manage, distribute, and profit from successful online CE programs. For more information contact us at or visit

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