WOMEN’S BAR ASSOCIATION’S
This ArmenianWBA Listserv Agreement (“
made and entered into by and between the Armenian Women’s Bar Association (“
and the undersigned ArmenianWBA Member (“
ArmenianWBA maintains an
electronic forum (“
”). The ArmenianWBA Listserv is organized and
operated for the purpose of providing a forum for Members to discuss ongoing
ArmenianWBA projects and committee matters, share information and ideas for
ArmenianWBA events, and connect with other Members.
the undersigned Member
would like to obtain access to a collaborative mechanism in the course of their
membership with the ArmenianWBA and to use the ArmenianWBA Listserv as a
, in consideration of the mutual agreements set forth, the
parties agree as follows:
: “Listserv” includes any
information exchanged among the Members and any archive of said exchanges,
whether stored in electronic, printed, or any other format.
Any and all
Listservs operated by the ArmenianWBA shall
be referred to collectively as the “ArmenianWBA Listserv.”
: Members in good standing with the ArmenianWBA who are
current on their membership dues.
Qualification for Participation
. Access to and use of the
ArmenianWBA Listserv is limited to Members in good standing who have not been
suspended for prior violations of this Agreement.
Members agree to be bound by the following ArmenianWBA
. Be kind and courteous.
Questions and advice related to professional development
and relevant resources.
Seeking advice or documents related to the legal
Employment opportunities and job announcements.
Member accomplishments and award opportunities.
Public documents may be disseminated where relevant.
Obscene, racist, sexist, inflammatory, libelous,
threatening, abusive, harassing, pornographic, privacy invading, and/or hateful
Personal attacks on another person.
Excessive posting or spam,
, not spaced out
temporally or repetitive posting of the same message.
or announcements of meetings outside of the ArmenianWBA.
Posts that infringe on anyone’s intellectual property
Posts that are unrelated to the work of the ArmenianWBA or
the legal profession.
Signature on Messages.
Members must include their name and
email address within each Listserv message or reply thereto.
Solicitation of Business
. Use of the ArmenianWBA Listserv to
solicit business by an owner or agent of a company (other than a law practice)
that provides products or services to attorneys is prohibited. This includes
display of company advertisements or logos, promotion of the company,
discussion of the company and its product or service, or contacting Members who
have posted about an interest in any
The ArmenianWBA does not check the accuracy or completeness
of any information that is
and Members rely on
the information at their own risk. Posts are considered the opinion of the
author only. Information posted is for discussion purposes only and each Member
is solely responsible for verifying and interpreting applicable laws.
Members shall not post any confidential information. The
ArmenianWBA is not responsible for the consequences of any confidential
information being posted on the ArmenianWBA Listserv, including breaches or
losses of confidentiality. The ArmenianWBA cannot and does not act as a
guarantor of such confidentiality.
Violation of this Agreement may result in Warnings,
Admonishments, Temporary Suspensions, or Permanent Suspensions from the
ArmenianWBA Listserv, in addition to the removal of violating posts. The
ArmenianWBA Executive Committee has wide discretion to determine the
appropriate consequence of Members’ violative actions.
are warranted in response to
minor and/or inadvertent violations. Warnings may be either private or
public. Private warnings are appropriate for first offenses. Private
warnings are strongly favored, although a public warning may be
appropriate after two to three repeat rule violations, depending on the
nature of the offense.
are reserved for reprimanding serious violations of
Listserv Rules and/or misconduct. Like warnings, admonishments can be both
private and public. Private admonishments are favored and may be issued without
the Board of Directors’ approval. Public admonishments are appropriate where
the offense warrants open communication to the entire Listserv regarding a
serious issue and further explains the
manner in which
the issue has been addressed. Public admonishments must be approved by the
Board of Directors.
may be warranted for the same conduct that warrants an
admonishment. The severity of the misconduct determines whether a suspension is
warranted in addition to an admonishment.
Temporary suspensions may be issued by the Executive
Committee and are subject to its sole discretion.
Permanent suspensions require approval of the Board of
Before resorting to a suspension, the Executive Committee
may, but is not required to, contact the Member to informally attempt to stop
Removal of Posts from the ArmenianWBA Listserv
. The ArmenianWBA may, but
is not required to, remove posts that violate the terms of this Agreement. Any
removal is subject to
Right to Update
reserves the right to update the terms of this Agreement at any time
without prior notice. It is the responsibility of the Member to regularly
review these terms and any changes made to them. By continuing to use the
ArmenianWBA Listserv after any updates, you agree to be bound by the revised
terms of the Agreement.
Indemnity and Hold Harmless
. The undersigned Member
agrees to accept full personal responsibility (and to defend, indemnify and
hold the ArmenianWBA and its Board of Directors, Executive Committee,
contractors, and third-party service providers harmless) from and against any
actions performed or messages sent using his or her account, including any
intellectual property infringement or any other legal actions which may be
brought against the ArmenianWBA as a result of information posted under the
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY
APPLICABLE LAW, THE ARMENIANWBA AND ITS BOARD OF DIRECTORS, EXECUTIVE
COMMITTEE, CONTRACTORS, AND THIRD-PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS SHALL NOT BE
RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE TO ANY MEMBER OR OTHER PARTY FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND
ARISING OUT OF, RELATING TO, OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT OR THE
ARMENIANWBA LISTSERV, AND WHETHER CAUSED BY TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), BREACH
OF CONTRACT, OR OTHERWISE, AND WHETHER OR NOT SUCH LOSS OR DAMAGE IS
FORESEEABLE. NOTHING IN THIS AGREEMENT SHALL EXCLUDE OR IN ANY WAY LIMIT ANY
PARTY’S LIABILITY FOR (A) FRAUD; (B) DEATH OR PERSONAL INJURY CAUSED BY ITS
NEGLIGENCE; OR (C) ANY LIABILITY TO THE EXTENT IT MAY NOT BE EXCLUDED OR
LIMITED AS A MATTER OF LAW.
Complaints or Inquiries Regarding the Listserv
. Complaints or inquiries
about Listserv postings shall be directed to the Executive Committee at
email@example.com. More serious violations, such as those which might
involve a permanent suspension from the ArmenianWBA Listserv, shall be brought
to the attention of the ArmenianWBA Board of Directors.
No Duty of Care
. The ArmenianWBA assumes no responsibility for any posts
or for any Member’s reliance on information posted by other
information on the ArmenianWBA Listserv does not create a co-counsel
relationship between Members or with the ArmenianWBA Board of Directors or
Executive Committee. The ArmenianWBA assumes no responsibility for any damages
resulting from reliance on content on the ArmenianWBA Listserv.
. No waiver of any breach of the terms of this Agreement
shall be deemed a waiver of any other or subsequent breach. Our failure to
enforce any provision of this Agreement shall not be construed as a waiver of
such provision or of the right to enforce it
at a later time
. If any provision of this Agreement is held to be contrary
to applicable law, the validity of the remaining provisions of the Agreement
shall not be affected and shall continue in full force and effect.
. Headings are for convenience only and shall not be used
to interpret the terms of this Agreement.
To join the ArmenianWBA Listserv, you must qualify as a
To Activate an
ArmenianWBA Listserv account, you must provide the following information, then
sign and return to this signature page only to ArmenianWBA@gmail.com.
Once your membership has
been verified, you will receive a notification and instructions via email and
will be able to send and receive email messages from the ArmenianWBA Listserv
to which you have subscribed. The ArmenianWBA Listserv Rules are available at
I CERTIFY THAT I HAVE READ THE ABOVE ARMENIAN WOMEN’S BAR
ASSOCIATION LISTSERV AGREEMENT, UNDERSTAND ITS TERMS AND CONDITIONS, AND AGREE
TO COMPLY WITH AND BE BOUND BY IT.