Ed. note: This belongs to a series of posts on how numerous websites and services are integrating LinkedIn functionality. This post is from Carlton Dyce, VP of Peer Review Ratings and Client Review Services at LexisNexis on their recently launched lawyer ratings application on LinkedIn.

As one of the first sites to use LinkedIn’s API, we knew early on the importance of legal professionals being able to find connections to gain new referrals from both broad networking sites like LinkedIn as well as from our own professional networking community – martindale.com® Connected.

I often hear that people need additional, credible, third-party information (including ratings) to supplement the self-reported credentials supplied in online lawyer profiles. One of the most comprehensive and trusted of those ratings programs is our Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings program. Along with our recently launched Client Review Ratings, both programs give the quantitative and qualitative data that helps to provide a true “apples-to-apples” comparison opportunity to augment valuable Recommendations received on LinkedIn.

We are excited to have developed and launched a new application integrated in LinkedIn: Lawyer Ratings by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell, for legal professional members to leverage their ratings on their LinkedIn profiles:

1. Lawyers who display their ratings on www.martindale.com® and www.Lawyers.comsm can now use this ratings application to extend the visibility of hard-earned, third-party recognition from peers and clients to an online audience of millions of fellow members within LinkedIn.

2. The Lawyer Ratings application will also allow their clients another convenient channel to complete a Martindale Hubbell Client Review directly on LinkedIn.

This is our first application for LinkedIn, and our vision is to see it grow, extending its value with new dynamic content in the future and allowing legal professionals to connect in a whole new way via LinkedIn. Please let us know what you think!

How to download the LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell Lawyer Ratings application

Just go to the Application Directory under “More” and click on the link. Each lawyer will go through a simple verification process, and within minutes can showcase their ratings on their LinkedIn profile.