Communities Connect LISTSERV Frequently Asked Questions

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The D.C. Bar Communities Connect LISTSERV mailing lists allow users to connect directly and share information with fellow Community members. Reach your fellow members by simply sending an email to your community’s LISTSERV email address, no logging in required!

How Can I Control the Frequency and Format of Emails I Receive?

Sign into the LISTSERV Web Interface (if you have not created a password yet, click “Register Password”). Once signed in, click on the check box to the left of appropriate Community’s list name(s) to edit your subscription(s).  When you have selected the desired options from the “mail style” and “mail status” dropdowns, click UPDATE.

For each community, you have the following “mail style” options:

  • Regular (Default): sends an email every time a new message is posted.
  • Digest: sends one email to you each day, consolidating all posts from that day at 10pm EST.
  • Index: sends one email to you each day, listing the subject lines from all posts from that day. You can reply to the index email to receive the full text of a certain post.

If you no longer wish to receive any emails from a particular list, select “no mail” under “mail status.”

What Kind of Things Can I Post?

  • Networking: Introduce yourself and inspire dialogue between members
  • Share a Resource or Article of Interest
  • Ask a Question or Share Advice
  • Share Leadership/Volunteer Opportunities
  • Share Job Postings
  • Remind Members of Upcoming Events

How Do I View my Communities LISTSERV Archives?

Sign into the LISTSERV Web Interface (if you have not created a password yet, click “Register Password”). Once signed in, click on the “Archives” button on the left sidebar. You will then see a list of the LISTSERVs you are subscribed to. Click on the desired Community to see all posts made to that list.

My Post Looks Funny in the Digest! How do I fix it?

The daily digests are sent in a “Plain Text” format. This means any formatting such as bolding and underlining, as well as attachments, will not be visible in the digest version. (Note that the original version, including any attachments, is visible in the Archives) If you are concerned about the format of your post, send your email as a “Plain Text” email so that you can see exactly what your post will look like in the Digest. In Microsoft Outlook, you can change your email to “Plain Text” by clicking on the “Format Text” tab, clicking the three dots at the right of that menu, selecting “Message Format,” and then selecting “Plain Text.” You can also search for “Plain Text” in the search bar at the top of your message.

How Do I Change What Email I Use to Post to the LISTSERV Mailing List?

To update your email address, sign into and click on “My Account” in the upper right-hand corner under your name. On your profile page, select “Edit My Profile” from the list on the left to update your primary email address.

How Do I Post to the LISTSERV Mailing List?

  1. Open a New Email using your primary email address (the one you use to sign into the D.C. Bar website)
  2. Fill in your subject line and body of the email like you normally would
  3. Send the email to a community that you are a member of using the following email addresses

NOTE: posts will only go through if you are a member of that community, and if you are sending the email from your primary email address that the D.C. Bar has on file. When posting to the LISTSERV, you won’t receive copies of your posts, but you should receive an automated confirmation email. If you are ever in doubt that something posted, you can check your Community’s LISTSERV archives.

Administrative Law and Agency Practice: [email protected]

Antitrust and Consumer Law: [email protected]

Arts, Entertainment, Media, and Sports Law: [email protected]

Corporation, Finance, and Securities Law: [email protected]

Criminal Law and Individual Rights: [email protected]

District of Columbia Affairs: [email protected]

Early Career Lawyers: [email protected]

Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources: [email protected]

Estates, Trusts, and Probate Law: [email protected]

Family Law: [email protected]

Government Contracts: [email protected]

Health Law: [email protected]

Intellectual Property Law: [email protected]

International Law: [email protected]

Labor and Employment Law: [email protected]

Law Practice Management: [email protected]

Law Student: [email protected]

Litigation: [email protected]

Public Interest and Courts: [email protected]

Real Estate, Housing, Land Use: [email protected]

Taxation: [email protected]

Tort Law: [email protected]

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