Effective August 23, 2013, ALM will launch a new digital membership offering for legal professionals. These free memberships provide bundled benefits to registrants, including digital access to five news articles every 30 days from ALM's award winning legal publications, discounts to ALM products and services, and complimentary access to ALM's news alerts and newsletters.
Q: What are the benefits of the new digital membership?
A: Digital membership offers you access to more content than ever before, from across the entire ALM network of national and regional publications. Digital memberships offer:
• 5 free articles every month, that can be accessed anytime, anywhere
• Complimentary access to award-winning legal publications across the ALM network
• Your choice of subscriptions to more than 30 digital newsletters
• Access on the device of your choice: smartphone, tablet or desktop
Q: What publications are included in my digital membership?
A: All national and regional publications produced by ALM are included in digital memberships. They include:
• The American Lawyer
• Corporate Counsel
• Law Technology News
• National Law Journal & Legal Times
• New York Law Journal
• New Jersey Law Journal
• Connecticut Law Tribune
• The Legal Intelligencer
• The Daily Report
• Daily Business Review
• The Recorder
• Texas Lawyer
• Delaware Law Weekly
Q: Is access to Law.com included my digital membership?
A: Yes. Access to Law.com is included, however, since most articles on Law.com link off to other ALM publication sites viewing those articles will count toward your 5 free articles per month.
Q: How many articles can I access with a digital membership?
A: You can access 5 articles in a 30-day period with a digital membership. After the 30-day period is up, the count goes back to 5 articles.
Q: As a current paid subscriber, what additional benefits do the digital memberships give me?
A: By signing up for a digital membership, you have the opportunity to read up to 5 articles each month from any of ALM’s national and regional publications, giving you access to award-winning content from publications for which you are not currently a subscriber.
Q: How do I know what subscriptions I currently have?
A: When you are signed in, click on the “My Account” link at the top right corner of the site. In “My Account”, click on the “Online Subscriptions” tab. You can manage your subscriptions there.
Q: Why do I only get 5 articles free each month?
A: Digital memberships give you the opportunity to sample content across the ALM network of national and regional publications so you can make an informed decision before becoming a paid subscriber. If you’re a regular reader, we hope you’ll consider becoming a paid subscriber – you’ll get unlimited access to all the content to any given publication, including articles, interactive charts, survey results and more – on the website, on the mobile site and on our iPhone and iPad apps.
Q: Why can I read some articles, but not others?
A: Some articles and content are reserved exclusively for paid subscribers. Digital memberships offer you the opportunity to sample content from a given publication so you can make an informed decision to become a paid subscriber. Becoming a paid subscriber will allow you to access all content from a given publication.
Q: Does viewing articles from the digital newsletters I receive count toward my 5 articles per month?
A: If you have a digital membership, yes, clicking through headlines to read the full article in the digital newsletters you receive count toward your 5 free articles per month. Paid subscribers enjoy full and unlimited access to all content delivered through digital newsletters.
Q: Can I access the entire ALM archive of content with my digital membership?
A: Content older than 6 months is not available as part of a digital membership.
Q: Do I have to be logged in to view content?
A: Yes, you need to be logged in to your digital membership to view content. However, you do not need to be logged in to view an article from a link that is shared on social media sites.
Q: How can I read all content?
A: Paid subscriptions provide access to all content for any given publication.
Q: How does this affect me as a site licensee?
A: Access to content through your current site license subscriptions will not be affected by the introduction of digital memberships. However, by creating a digital membership you will have the ability to view 5 articles across ALM publications for which you do not have a site license subscription.
Q: How does this affect me as a print subscriber?
A: Print subscriptions include access to online content for any given publication. Simply create a digital account and log in to view the content included in your current subscription. However, by creating a digital membership you will have the ability to view 5 articles across ALM publications for which you do not have a print subscription.
Q: If I share an article on a social media site, can my friends and colleagues access it?
A: Yes. We encourage links from Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and other social media. When you click through a link shared on social media site, that article can be viewed without creating a digital membership or without logging in to your digital membership.
Q: Can I still use my LinkedIn account to access ALM content?
A: Yes, you have the option to sign in via your LinkedIn account.
Q: How do I subscribe to and/or manage my digital newsletters?
A: After you log in to your digital membership, click on “My Account” at the top right corner of the site. In “My Account,” click on the “Email Preferences” tab. In this tab, you can choose to subscribe to more than 30 digital newsletters across all ALM publications.
Q: How do I access ALM content on a mobile device?
A: Our digital membership and paid subscription options include access to content across the ALM network of national and regional publications through ALM apps for iPhone and iPad (visit our Download page), and through mobile-optimized websites and newsletters that can be accessed on any smartphone or tablet. Simply log in to your digital membership to view content on any device.
Q: Can I still access content through my ALM apps with a digital membership?
A: Yes, during the app sponsorship period (through September 30, 2013) all app content is open to everyone. When the sponsorship period expires you must be logged in to your digital membership and/or paid subscription to access app content. To download ALM apps for iPhone and iPad, visit our Download page.
Q: How do I log in?
A: Log in is located in the top right corner of the home page. Digital members and paid subscribers can log in with their LinkedIn account credentials or ALM account information.
Q: How do I change my address for my print subscription?
A: Currently, you must contact Customer Care at 877-256-2472 or at mailto:email@example.com to change your print subscription.
Q: I already have an ALM online subscription – do I need to create a new digital membership?
A: No, you do not need to create a new digital membership. The email/username and password for your current ALM account will work for your digital membership.
Q: How do I recover my username/password?
A: Sign in is located in the top right corner of the home page. You can recover your username/password by clicking on the “Forgot Password” link on the log in page.
Q: What if I don’t want to create a digital membership – can I still read ALM content?
A: Limited content is available for visitors who do not have a digital membership. To gain access to articles across the ALM network, simply create a digital membership.
Q: How do I download the apps that are included in my subscription?
A: To download ALM apps for iPhone or iPad, visit our Download page. Then, log in using your email/username and password.
Q: If I go back and read an article I’ve already read, will that count toward my monthly limit?
A: No. If you view an article you have already read in the current 30-day period, it will not count again toward your limit of 5 articles in a 30-day period.
Q: Can I still access the Legal Dictionary for free?
A: Yes. Unlimited access to the Legal Dictionary is free.