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 employment opportunities.

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 international law. 

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 action. 

            •           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. 

            •           Product 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 selected charities. 

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 conditions.  

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 notice.  

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.