Delaware Trial Lawyers Association
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* Membership Eligibility Affidavit
The DTLA Bylaws were amended by the Membership in June 2010 to require that all attorneys applying for or renewing as Regular Members complete the following Affidavit of Eligibility for Regular Membership. For this online form, by typing your name in the space below, you are certifying that you are eligible for Regular Membership as defined in the Bylaws:
A Person is not eligible to be a Regular Member if one-third (33 1/3%) or more of his or her practice consists of representing insurance companies or defendants in personal injury, medical negligence, product liability, or workers' compensation matters.
My typed name below is a legally binding signature for the purpose of this affidavit.
The policy of DTLA Board of Governors is not to refund membership dues. If you are dissatisfied with your DTLA membership for any reason, please contact the association's executive director or the membership co-chairs by sending an email to this link.
In May 2016, the Delaware Trial Lawyers Association (DTLA) Board of Governors voted to adopt the following listserve policies.
As a “Regular,” “Paralegal,” or “Public Defender” member of DTLA (hereafter referred to as Members), you are entitled to participate on the association listserves. This free membership benefit will allow you to send an email message instantly to most of your DTLA colleagues. You can use this service to share case strategies, obtain information on expert witnesses, stay on top of current legal issues, and to direct your colleagues to valuable resources.
DTLA has 3 interactive membership lists: a general listserve (DTLAList@lists.trialsmith.com), a workers’ compensation practitioners listserve (DTLAWorkComp@lists.trialsmith.com), and a Triad listserv (DTLATriad@lists.trialsmith.com; for DTLA members who contribute to DTLA over and above their annual membership dues). Members must sign and return this document before they are given access to any of the above association lists.
If a member changes their email address, firm affiliation or the nature of their practice, it is the Member’s obligation to notify DTLA immediately.
Restrictions on Use
Standards of Conduct
Always Protect Client Confidences – Nothing Sent on a DTLA List is Confidential
DTLA cannot guarantee confidentiality even though DTLA lists are private and intended for use only by Regular members. Some firms have a mixed practice, representing both plaintiffs and defendants. Be prepared for defense counsel to have a copy of your email and consider your comments to be public. Therefore, be professional and careful about what you say in an email.
By subscribing to any DTLA list, you agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless DTLA, its officers, board members, employees and agents from all claims and demands made by any third party regarding a) any material you transmit; b) your violation of the listserve guidelines; or c) your violation of the applicable rules regarding professional conduct.
DTLA provides its lists for the convenience of members. DTLA has no obligation to continue to provide this service to any member or to the membership generally. DTLA reserves the right to discontinue this service completely and/or to exclude any member from any list at any time and without notice for violating the guidelines set forth above. DTLA does not censor, edit or exercise any other control over the contents of the emails sent to any of the DTLA lists. DTLA is not able to prevent a list message from being forwarded to non-members. DTLA can give no assurance that emails sent to the list will be received or read by other list subscribers. Members are cautioned that DTLA lists are not confidential and that communications sent to the lists may find their way into the hands of opposing counsel and other unintended recipients.
The views and opinions expressed on the lists are not approved by DTLA and do not necessarily represent the policies and practices of DTLA. DTLA makes no warranty or guarantee concerning the accuracy or reliability of the content of list messages. DTLA is not liable in any way for the content, including any errors, omissions or computer viruses. DTLA does not warrant that list functions will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected or that the server will be free from computer viruses or other harmful computer code. You are solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or loss of data that results from the receipt of list material.
By checking the box below, I certify that I have read and agree to abide by the guidelines set forth above.
I certify that I have read and agree to abide by the Listserve guidelines.