Clients need lawyers with strong practice experience and extensive knowledge of their business. Clients want counsel “in and of” their community, with a deep understanding of local cultures and customs regardless of geographic location.
Yet, no single law firm, can be everywhere. That’s why Dentons, the world’s largest law firm, created the Nextlaw Referral Network, with members spanning more countries than any other legal referral network.
Our global reach
200 countries, 750+ firms, 36,000+ lawyers
Frequently Asked Questions
How does the network make money if you don’t charge fees like other networks?,
The network benefits its primary sponsor the same way it benefits each of its members, by increasing business by being able to provide the best service to clients anywhere in the world. In the end, by offering clients the best legal service in the world, all our member firms benefit.
How long have you been up and running?,We entered a test phase several months ago but formally launched the network to member firms in early October, 2016.
How many member firms do you have?,We currently have over 700 member firms covering more than 200 countries with over 35,000 lawyers in the world.
How do I know which firms are members?,
Each member firm elects whether to promote its membership. If your law firm is a member, its authorized users can access the network and other firm member profiles.
What kinds of firms are on the network?,
The Nextlaw Referral Network is open to all qualified firms, regardless of size or practice area. Our standards are high and we have an extensive screening and vetting process, but unlike other legal networks, we do not offer practice or regional exclusivity.
How are potential member firms vetted?,
Our Membership Committee, comprised of some of the world's best legal practitioners, reviews each prospective member via a rigorous review and vetting process.
As a client, can I access the network directly?,
No, Nextlaw Referral Network is designed for member law firm use. As a client, your law firm can access the network on your behalf.
One of my law firms is not on the network. Is there something I can do about that?,Yes. Please encourage them to apply for membership via our online application.