1. The opinions expressed by SDDL members
through the listserve do not reflect the opinions or policy
positions of the SDDL. Individuals posting or responding on the
listserve are responsible for all content they post to the listserve.
2. All information posted to the listserve
must be used for informational, educational, and professional
purposes. There may be no commercial or unauthorized use of the
listserve or the member list. SDDL listserves may not be used for
the unsolicited promotion of any non-SDDL goods or services. The
only exceptions to this rule are requests for experts or information
regarding office space for lease. Please avoid job postings or
3. Unlawful, threatening, abusive,
libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, profane, annoying,
vexing, harassing, or otherwise objectionable information of any
kind may not be posted to the listserve, including, without
limitation, any transmissions constituting or encouraging conduct
that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil
liability, or otherwise violate any local, state, national or
4. Listserves cannot be used to exchange
information, services, materials or software in return for payment
of any sort (trade of like items, special discounts, cash, etc.).
5. Content that encourages or solicits
others to engage in anti-competitive activities, including attorney
rate information, is not permitted.
6. SDDL listserves may be used to promote
SDDL Continuing Legal Education (CLE) programs that are sponsored or
co-sponsored by the SDDL. Announcing non-SDDL CLE Programs and
Event require the express approval of said actions prior to posting
by the current SDDL President or Vice-President.
7. Redistribution or forwarding of the
material posted by other members is not permitted without the
express written permission of that member. Listserve messages
should not be forwarded to non-SDDL members under any circumstances
without approval of the SDDL President or Vice-President.
8. Consistent with the SDDL Bylaws,
Article XI, on “Public Statements, Endorsements And Activities”, all
members using the listserve shall apply the following rules:
• Public Statements.
No member or committee shall make any public statements on behalf
of, or in the name of SDDL, without the express prior authorization
of the Board or the President; provided that such express prior
authorization must be from the Board in case of public statements in
support of, or opposition to a political candidate, ballot
initiative, proposed legislation, or other proposed governmental
• Lobbying. No
member shall, without the express prior authorization of the Board,
lobby, provide comment, or testify on behalf of, or in the name of,
the San Diego Defense Lawyers.
Endorsements. No member shall, in the name of San Diego Defense
Lawyers, endorse products, services, programs or public without the
express written consent of the Board.
9. In accordance with SDDL policy, SDDL listserves
may not be used to promote or endorse any fundraising campaigns,
fundraising activities or events, or solicitations of donations that
do not directly benefit the San Diego Defense Lawyers or SDDL
10. The SDDL reserves the right to edit or
delete all posted messages it considers inappropriate, or to deny
access to the listserve to anyone who violates these terms and
11. Any person who utilizes or
participates in an SDDL listserve agrees to defend, indemnify and
hold the SDDL harmless from and against any damages arising out of
or resulting from that person’s online conduct in a listserve.
12. The SDDL's listserve rules and
guidelines are subject to change and revision at anytime without
13. The SDDL listserve is not to be used to
praise or criticize members of the Judiciary as we wish to avoid any
suggestion of bias. With regard to inquiries on interactions with
Judicial officers or attorneys, please reply or interact directly
with the requesting individual as opposed to reply-to-all responses.