Broadcast Email Policy
To enhance communication with WSBA members and take advantage of technologies that enable fast, efficient, and cost-effective communication, the WSBA uses broadcast email.
Members can limit the emails they receive. (See "Email Options," below.) Recognizing that unwanted emails can be bothersome, the WSBA is careful about the frequency and content of broadcast emails. To monitor frequency and content, all broadcast email messages are funneled through the director of member and community relations (or the director's designee), and a log of all broadcast emails is maintained.
In general, it is the WSBA's policy not to send broadcast email messages to WSBA members on behalf of other groups. However, occasional exceptions may be made by the executive director for county, minority, and specialty bar associations, and state courts. Criteria used will be as follows:
This policy applies only to email addresses obtained from the WSBA member database. For the purposes of this policy, it is perhaps easier to consider what a broadcast email is not (any email message sent to a group of members not covered in the examples below would be considered a broadcast email).
• Email messages posted to established list serves (e.g., section list serves) do not fall under the guidelines of this broadcast email policy, since those participating in WSBA list serves are doing so voluntarily. It is not our intention to monitor messages sent to list serves, unless the situation specifically warrants it (e.g., complaints from list serve subscribers about inappropriate material). (However, all those participating in list serves are requested to use care when posting email messages to the list serve and not "over-burden" list serve subscribers with frivolous or unnecessary messages.)
• Email messages sent by WSBA staff to several WSBA members who are personally known to the staff person are not broadcast email messages. (Staff are advised to exercise good judgment and consider the spirit of the policy, and not try to "work around" it. For example, an email message about an upcoming CLE seminar sent to 50 acquaintances of the staff person would be considered a broadcast email message.)
• An email message sent to one individual WSBA member by a WSBA staff person, whether or not the staff person personally knows the member, is not a broadcast email message.
• An email message sent to a committee by the staff liaison is not a broadcast email message.
CLE Information: Primary Email Address Restrictions (choose none, #1 or #2)
Non-CLE Information: Primary Email Address Restrictions
Members may change their email restrictions by logging on to
Official WSBA Communication: All members will receive the following mail and email, which is considered official:
All other mail and email is non-official, and members may request restrictions on use by checking one or more boxes below. Primary email address will be published in the WSBA online directory unless restricted by checking the appropriate box below.
If you do not want your email address published in either the printed Resources directory or the online Lawyer Directory (http://pro.wsba.org), please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with "unpublished" in the subject line.
The WSBA welcomes members' comments.
Please send your comments to email@example.com.
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