Hawthorne, N.Y., Aug. 27, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SmartPros Ltd. (Nasdaq:SPRO), a leader in the field of accredited professional education and corporate training, today announced that its SmartPros® Legal & Ethics Ltd. subsidiary has recently executed an alliance agreement with LexisNexis®, a division of Reed Elsevier, Inc., to provide on-demand Continuing Legal Education (CLE) solutions to professionals worldwide.

As part of the agreement, LexisNexis will use SmartPros® eCampusTM Learning Management System (LMS) as its core technology and content delivery platform for LexisNexis online CLE offerings. The new CLE packages are custom-designed to meet the specific practice needs of attorneys in the United States.

"The combination of Lexis content with SmartPros technology and CLE experience marks the start of a new generation of feature-rich, user-friendly education and training programs designed for the legal profession," said Allen Greene, Chairman and CEO of SmartPros. "We are pleased to be working with LexisNexis to build out a best-in-class continuing legal education and training solution to meet the needs of today's legal professionals."

About SmartPros

Founded in 1981, SmartPros Ltd. is an industry leader in the field of accredited professional education and corporate training. Its products and services are primarily focused in the accredited professional areas of corporate accounting, financial management, public accounting, governmental and not-for-profit accounting, financial services, banking, engineering, legal, ethics and compliance, and information technology. SmartPros is a leading provider of professional education products to Fortune 500 companies, as well as the major firms and associations in each of its professional markets. SmartPros provides education and content publishing and development services in a variety of media including Web, CD-ROM, video and live seminars and events. Our subscription libraries feature hundreds of course titles and 2,300+ hours of accredited education. SmartPros' proprietary Professional Education Center (PEC) Learning Management System (LMS) offers enterprise distribution and administration of education content and information. In addition, SmartPros produces a popular news and information portal for accounting and finance professionals serving more than one million ads and distributing more than 200,000 subscriber email newsletters each month. SmartPros' network of Web sites averages more than 900,000 monthly visits, serving a user base of more than one million profiled members. Visit: www.smartpros.com

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Shane Gillispie
SmartPros Ltd. (Nasdaq:SPRO)
VP Marketing Services & eCommerce