LexisNexis Canada Inc.

LexisNexis Canada Inc.

July 14, 2010 11:41 ET

LexisNexis Redesigns Canadian-Lawyers.ca

New Interface and Updated Collection of Legal Articles Make it Easier for Consumers and Businesses to Find Legal Information and Connect with Lawyers and Law Firms

Attention: Business/Financial Editor, Lifestyle Editor, News Editor, Tech/Telecomm Editor TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 14, 2010) - LexisNexis Canada, a leading provider of information and services solutions to law firms and corporate, government and academic professionals, announced today the launch of an enhanced version of the Canadian-Lawyers.ca web site. The nation's most comprehensive online lawyer directory for consumers and small businesses, Canadian-Lawyers.ca now provides access to more legal information than before and improves the way users choose and connect with lawyers. Features include a redesigned, easier-to-use interface; an updated collection of legal articles; and functionality to compare legal services side by side and contact all lawyers selected with a single email message.

The new Canadian-Lawyers.ca site makes it easier for site visitors to learn about credentials of lawyers and law firms by providing comprehensive biographic information as well as reviews by industry peers and past clients. Additionally, the site includes the following improvements for both consumers needing legal expertise and lawyers who obtain listings:

-- Over 150 articles have been added, with new in-depth legal articles being added each month in the most popular areas of practice to help consumers and businesses better understand the law.

-- A new navigation and design makes it easier for visitors to access information and find a lawyer.

-- The site now prominently displays Client Review Ratings and Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings? to give consumers and businesses additional insight when selecting a lawyer or law firm.

-- New "My Lawyers" functionality simplifies consumers' decision-making process by letting them compare up to four firms side by side and contact all of them with one email message to compare responses.

Canadian-Lawyers.ca is the only comprehensive directory of Canadian lawyers, law firms and legal information on the web backed by LexisNexis® Martindale-Hubbell®, an authoritative publisher of legal directories since 1868.

"In 2010, Canadian-Lawyers.ca connected more than 50,000 consumers and businesses with lawyers and law firms," said Alan Dingle, vice president, Business Development at LexisNexis Canada. Throughout 2009, individuals and small businesses performed more than one million searches on Canadian-Lawyers.ca that involved more than 5,000 unique legal-related search terms. The top five search topics were Family Law, Divorce, Criminal Law, Real Estate, and Labour and Employment.

For more information or to obtain a free trial listing for your law firm, please visit www.Canadian-lawyers.ca or call 1-800-255-5174.

About LexisNexis

LexisNexis® (www.lexisnexis.com) is a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions designed specifically for professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting and academic markets. LexisNexis originally pioneered online information with its Lexis® and Nexis® services. A member of Reed Elsevier [NYSE: ENL; NYSE: RUK] (www.reedelsevier.com), LexisNexis serves customers in more than 100 countries with 15,000 employees worldwide.

LexisNexis Canada Inc. (www.lexisnexis.ca) provides information and services solutions that serve the changing needs of professionals in law firms, corporations, government and academic institutions. LexisNexis offerings include the Quicklaw® online legal research service; Butterworths® print and CD ROM titles and newspapers for legal, accounting and other professionals; the Lexis and Nexis research services for global online legal, news and business information; and leading solutions in Practice Management, Client Development and Litigation Services.
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Tracy Smith
LexisNexis Canada Inc.
613-238-3499, ext. 202
tracy.smith@lexisnexis.ca/ IN: JUSTICE, TECHNOLOGY, TELECOMM, OTHER

Contact Information

  • Tracy Smith, Manager, Communications, LexisNexis Canada Inc.
    Primary Phone: 613-238-3499 ext. 202
    E-mail: tracy.smith@lexisnexis.ca