Press Release: ALM Introduces myAlerts – Customized Legal News Delivery for Lawyers and Firms

Here’s their press release – they’ve put everything behind a paywall and we presume the alerts are there to make sure you don’t forget them and will be piled with ads for their endless tech and conference products

Here’s the link

ALM, the leading provider of news and business information to the legal and real estate industries, today announced the introduction of myAlerts, an electronic service providing customized legal news for its individual and law firm digital members.

Subscribers receive email alerts at their preferred frequency based on customized or preset searches. News items for myAlerts are sourced from ALM’s full portfolio of over 20 media properties, including The American Lawyer, Corporate Counsel, The National Law Journal and The New York Law Journal.

“This free member service is the ultimate in news personalization, a step beyond what we’ve done with homepages and newsletters,” said Anne Jackley, senior director of ALM digital products. “It’s the latest benefit from ALM’s decision to become a ‘digital first’ publisher.”

Among the anticipated uses of myAlerts are:

• Monitoring developments in specific practice areas.
• Following news of individual cases.
• Tracking media mentions of a law firm or its competitors.
• Alerts of local market happenings.
• New postings by favorite bloggers or other writers.

To create myAlerts, users fill in the search box on any ALM publication site and click “Save this search as an alert.” Alternative 1-click myAlerts will be offered on blogs, law firm profiles and other selected pages in coming weeks.