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LexisNexis Wins 2011 “WebAwards” in Two Categories

December 23, 2011

When comparing multiple website providers to create an online presence for your law firm, expert third-party evaluations are critical in separating the best from the rest. Distinguishing itself from a crowded field, the LexisNexis Websites Services team recently received Web Marketing Association’s 2011 WebAwards for “Outstanding Website” and “Legal Standard of Excellence” in the legal category.

For the last 15 years, Web Marketing Association, using a team of independent internet professionals, has annually recognized the best websites across 96 industries. Entries receive points based on seven criteria — including design, innovation, content, technology, interactivity, copywriting and ease of use — and can earn a total score between 0 and 70 points. This year, more than 2,000 entries from 45 countries were submitted and two of LexisNexis’ websites were honored for outstanding website development and design in the following categories:

  • Outstanding Website: Awarded to websites that exceed the Standard of Excellence category for their industry based on a score of 60 points or greater. The LexisNexis winning legal entry was the personal injury website of John J. Sheehan – Boston MA.
  • Legal Standard of Excellence: Awarded to websites whose scores are above average for their industry but are below 60 points. The LexisNexis winning legal entry was the bankruptcy website of Phillips & Associates PC – Atlanta GA.

    “We’re honored to have been recognized by Web Marketing Association’s WebAwards in the legal category,” said Ruth Davis, Senior Director of LexisNexis Website Services. “ Receiving these awards highlights the level of commitment LexisNexis devotes to our law firm clients to help them acquire and retain customers. I’m extremely proud of my team and this achievement.”

    If you’d like to learn more about LexisNexis Website Services and how our marketing experts can partner with you to help your firm achieve superior online visibility and marketability, visit www.lexisnexis.com/law-firm-marketing/.

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