|How-To: Member Profile|
When you log in to the NALS website, you will land on your My Profile page. On the My Profile page you'll see your Feeds, Wall, Bio and photo, should you choose to upload one. Below is an overview of the features of the My Profile page.
You can manage the settings for each of the above items in your Member Profile by selecting Preferences. You can determine who will see this information on your Member Profile Home page by selecting to make them viewable to the public, members only, or only to you and system administrators. You can learn more about these sections in other How to pages.
Information & Settings
Edit Bio – This is where you update your data and set your Privacy Settings to determine what information is available to the public, members only or administrators only when someone searches your name in the Member Directory. You may change these Privacy Settings by clicking on the lock icon next to the field. There are three choices: Public (Visible to Everyone), Members Only (Visible Only to Members) and Private (Not Visible in Profile).
Privacy Setting Note: You can check your privacy settings by clicking on Public Profile on the right side of the page to see what information the Public can see when they view your Member Profile.
Preferences – You can customize your Member Profile settings for various website features (Career Center, Community, Connections, Favorites, Groups, Messaging, Profile and Wall). You can turn notifications and messages on or off, and subscribe to newsletters from the Forum and your Groups.
You can learn more about these sections in other How to pages.
Invoicing, Payments & History
Invoices – You can view current and processed invoices as well as pay open invoices online in this section. You may also print receipts for your purchases.
Membership – You can view your membership status and renew your membership in this section. You should be able to renew your membership up to 90 days prior to your membership expiration.
Event Registrations - Any Events that you have registered for including Webinars, Conferences, etc. will show up in your Event Registrations area.
Content & Features
Favorites – You are able to Bookmark favorite and frequently visited pages on the NALS website. You can share your Bookmarks with your NALS member Connections or keep them private. To add a webpage to your Favorites just click on the star icon at the top of the page. When you click on the star it will ask you if you want to share it or keep it private and it will also offer you the option to place it in a Category.
Networks – Add your public social networks here (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter) and a direct link/icon will be added to your profile so members can connect with you on those networks.
Photo Gallery – Add your own photo gallery and share with your network.
Files and Links - You can save files and links to your Member Profile and manage them in this section. You may want to save something from the NALS OnDemand Library or a document from the website.
Professional Development – View your current Continuing Legal Education credits obtained from both NALS and non-NALS educational programs. You can view and print your transcript and upload CLE credits to this area. You can also view your NALS certification information in this section. Learn more about using the Professional Development module in the Professional Development How To.
Messaging – The NALS website has its own online messaging system. You can send and receive messages to/from other NALS members and groups that you are a member of.
Groups – If you are a member of a NALS State Association or Local Chapter, a NALS National Committee, or the Board of Directors, you are a member of a Group. You will have access to the Group Member Directory, files, photos, calendars, Group Forum, Blogs and other features within each specific Group.
Connections – Connections are similar to LinkedIn where you can create a circle of NALS members that you would like to share, email, and network with. Learn more about Connections in this How To.
Forum Settings – NALS Forums are a communication tool where you can ask industry-related questions and share information. Forum discussions are archived and therefore a great resource to check when seeking information. Learn more about subscribing to and managing your Forum settings in this How To.
Blog Subscriptions – If you are a member of a Group, you may be interested in participating in a Group Blog. You can manage your Blog preferences in this section, but you first must subscribe to the Blog within the Group.