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What is Social Link?

Social Link is the AJA’s member-only online networking platform designed to allow our members to communicate easily and share resources and information. Using Social Link, you can connect to people you know and make new connections with attorneys in our online directory. Social Link allows you to communicate with your connections individually (through private messaging), post messages or articles to all of your connections at once, and join groups based on practice area or other criteria. You may also participate in discussion forums and blogs.

 

How do I navigate between the AJA’s website and Social Link?

The AJA’s website and the Social Link platform are inter-connected, so you will find yourself going back and forth between the two as you start exploring the AJA’s many features.

  • When you are on the AJA website and signed in, you can always get to Social Link by clicking on the “My Profile” toolbar on the right hand side of the homepage or by clicking here
  • Also, if you’ve already visited Social Link during the current session, you will see a little message on the very top-left corner of the homepage (above the AJA logo), which reads “Back to Social Link.” Clicking on these words will bring you to Social Link.
  • When using Social Link, clicking on the AJA logo in the top left corner of your screen will always return you to our main homepage. Finally, please note the Quick Links tab on the top menu bar in Social Link – this is a useful feature to easily navigate to various AJA features, including our Events Calendar and Member Discounts.

 

How do I edit my profile?

When you are in Social Link, you will see “Welcome, [your name]” on the top right-hand corner. Click on that message and choose “Accounts + Settings” to be taken to your profile page.

  • Remember to hit the “Save Changes” button at the bottom of the page to save any changes! 
  • Privacy Settings – The icons immediately to the left of many of the fields in your profile allow you to adjust the privacy options. Remember to save any changes you make.
 
How do I adjust the default settings for receiving alerts and messages from Social Link?

When you first registered and signed in for the first time, you were prompted to choose your preferences for notifications, alerts and emails. If you wish to return to this page and adjust your settings, click on “Welcome, [your name]” on the top right-hand corner of your Social Link screen, and click on “Accounts + Settings.” You will be taken to your profile page, at which point choose “Information & Settings” on the left-hand side of the page to customize your preferences.

**Remember to click the “Save My Settings” button on the bottom of the screen to save any changes!**

 

How do I join a Group?

In Social Link, you will see “Groups” on your top menu bar. If you click on “Groups”, you will see a listing of the groups to which you belong, as well as a listing of some available groups on the right side of your screen. At the very bottom of the “Available Groups” box on the right side of your screen, you will see a “View All” link, which will take you to a listing of all the AJA groups to which you do not already belong. Click on any of these for more information or to join.

 

What if I don’t see a group I would like to join?

If there is a group you would like to join that you do not see listed here, we want to hear about it! If you go to Quick Links on the top menu bar in Social Link, you will see “New Group Request.” Please fill out the form, and we will be in touch as soon as possible.

 

Can I access the Career Center from within Social Link?

Yes! You can access the Career Center from the main menu bar of the AJA homepage, but you can also navigate there easily from within Social Link. Click on “Welcome, [your name]” on the top right-hand corner of your Social Link screen, and click on “Accounts + Settings.” You will be taken to your profile page, at which point choose “Content & Features” on the left-hand side of the page. From here, you can see your job postings, search resumes, and utilize other features of the career center.

 

Why can't I find certain members listed in my Available Connections or the Online Directory? 

When a new member joins the AJA, he or she will not immediately show up in others' list of available connections or in the online directory.  It may take a few hours for the system to process the information. 

 

Can a member create his or her own blog?  How?

Yes!  To create your own blog, click on “Welcome, [your name]” on the top right-hand corner of your Social Link screen, and click on “Accounts + Settings.”  From your profile page, choose “Content & Features” on the left-hand side of the page, and then click on “Blogs” on the top menu.  To create a new blog, enter the Blog Name, a Short Description of Blog (optional), and decide whether you want other people to be able to comment on your blog and vote on posts and comments.  Once you press “Submit,” the new blog will be added to your list of blogs.  Simply click on the name of the blog to add a new post.  Anyone viewing your profile will be able to see your blogs, and every time a new post is added, your connections will see the new post in their Social Link Feeds.  A member may also choose to subscribe to your blog and receive email notifications of new posts.   You may also share the link to your blog posts with any member.  

 

Can a member create his or her own custom pages?
Yes! Each member is allowed 10 pages, visible on his or her profile.  To create your own pages, click on “Welcome, [your name]” on the top right-hand corner of your Social Link screen, and click on “Accounts + Settings.”  From your profile page, choose “Content & Features” on the left-hand side of the page, and then click on “Pages” on the top menu.  
 
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